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General Quarry Operative

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a General Quarry Operative to join our friendly team based at Tarmac Cloddach Sand & Gravel Quarry, Elgin, near Inverness. The key element of this role is loader operator/ static plant operator and the site is easily accessible from Elgin, Forres, Kinloss, Lossiemouth and the surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Role Responsibility

The role of General Quarry Operative is part of a key team of Operatives producing dry aggregates material for the construction industry. As well as delivering best in class Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality performance for our Plant operations, as General Quarry Operative you will specifically focus on operational tasks including:

  • Working with aggregates on site and operating machinery (including dumpers and loading shovels)
  • Day to day maintenance of the static plant, maintaining the highest levels of housekeeping
  • Training and operation on static plant operations to help drive plant optimisation
  • Working with other members of the team to ensure that customers get good quality material and on-time deliveries
  • Loading shovel (mobile Plant) – preferred but not essential
  • Maintaining and driving a culture of zero harm and behavioural safety
  • Compliance and awareness Health and Safety measure around the site
  • Additional duties may be required but full training provided


The Ideal Candidate

Suitable candidates for the role General Quarry Operative will be able to demonstrate proven experience preferably working within a similar aggregates environment or an Industrial or Factory environment as an operative or labourer. You will also possess good communication skills and have a real desire in developing both operative and supervisory skills.

As part of an operational team, candidates for the role of General Quarry Operative will also:

  • Have knowledge of the industry, Plant and ideally of quarrying
  • Previous experience as loader operator/ static plant operator preferred
  • Be flexible and able to work as part of an effective Quarry Operative team
  • Be self motivated and able to motivate other colleagues in the team
  • Have knowledge of Risk Assessments within role of operative
  • Have knowledge of SSOW (HIRA) and Permit systems (preferred but not essential)
  • Be compliant and engage with company policies, targets, goals and standards
  • Good timekeeping – flexible as to the Units requirements
  • Good communication skills – bringing problems to the attention of Line Management
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Be IT literate
  • Shovel Licence – preferred but not essential


Why Tarmac

In addition to the role of General Quarry Operative we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Bonus scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Industry Leading Maternity & Paternity Policies
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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