Driver’s Mate

At Opals Group, we design, build, manage and maintain vital communications infrastructure for every-day use for a better-connected world. We work with major network operators, technology vendors and engineering companies to create the next generation of communication networks.

We are proud to have built a business based on a responsive, customer-focused, partnership approach which allows us to support our clients with major project and programme delivery. Our Vision is to be the supplier of choice with our clients, by developing long term partnerships which are built on safety, quality and by delivering what we promise.

The Role:

As Grab Driver Support/ Drivers Mate, you will be assisting the Grab Driver in day-to-day duties and carry out tasks such as banksman, backfilling excavations and removing spoil from site. You will be working as a team, on site, in all weather conditions to ensure that any disruption to our customers journeys is minimised through an effective repair service.

Duties of the Grab Driver Support/ Drivers Mate:

  • Load and unload materials, backfilling excavations
  • Clegg test backfill materials
  • Carry out site-based risk assessments
  • Carry out daily routine checks and maintenance of plant
  • Assist in the tidying of the yard
  • Maintain the highest standards of health & safety and quality on site

What we are looking for:

  • Someone physically fit, capable of loading and unloading heavy materials
  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • A great attitude and fantastic work ethic
  • Previous experience working to tight deadlines, carrying out risk assessments whilst maintaining an exceptional level of customer service

What we can offer in return:

  • 22 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Additional leave accrued from 2 years’ service
  • Employee assistance program
  • Your birthday off, paid, every year
  • Medicash
  • Cycle 2 work scheme
  • Monthly employee recognition scheme
  • Company social events
  • Length of service award after 3 years
  • Perks at work discounts
  • Refer a friend programme
  • In house training and development opportunities
  • Dress down Fridays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Early finish last Friday of the month

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.50 per hour

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