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Excavator 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 recruiting for an Excavator Operative to join our amazing team at our Tarmac Halecombe Quarry and Asphalt Plant, Frome, South West and Wales. As well as Frome, this role is easily accessible from Nunney, Shepton Mallet, Warminster, Trowbridge, Bath, Midsomer Norton, Gillingham, Glastonbury and 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, therefore prior technical experience isn’t always necessary for success. 

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to the Section Manager the duties of the Excavator Operative are 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.  

Your role as an Excavator Operative will include:  

  • Working with other members of the team to ensure that customers get good quality material and on-time deliveries  

  • Operation of a 360 tracked excavator up to 50t in size – working on a blast pile, scaling quarry faces safely and loading dump trucks 

  • Operation of other mobile plant and ancillary equipment that you have the necessary training on where necessary 

  • Assisting the Supervisor with meeting daily/weekly production targets  

  • Ensuring Plant conforms with safety requirements at all times  

  • Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality responsibilities  

  • Following Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures  

  • Inspections on the Plant and acting on defects and implement remedial action  

  • Assisting in the maintenance regime of the Plant  

  • Ensuring that Plant availability is maximised  

  • Working to keep housekeeping around site to a high standard  

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of Excavator Operative will be able to demonstrate proven experience working within a quarry or mining setting using an excavator to work rock faces and quarry tips with a good understanding of geotechnical management of excavations. As well as possessing good communication skills and have a real desire in developing both operative and supervisory skills.  

To succeed in this role we would expect a candidate to evidence:  

  • Knowledge of Plant and ideally possess previous experience in quarry or mobile Plant operations  

  • Excavator license - mandatory 

  • Shovel Licence – desirable  

  • Be flexible and able to work as part of an effective Multi-Skilled Operative team  

  • Be self motivated and able to motivate other colleagues in the team  

  • Good timekeeping – flexible as to the Units requirements   

  • Good communication skills – bringing problems to the attention of Line Management  

  • Full UK Driving Licence  

  • IT Literate  

Previous experience as an Excavator Operative working in an Asphalt Plant would prove highly beneficial however this is not essential as training will be given to the right candidate.   

Why Us

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

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 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 (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

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

Tarmac, a CRH company, 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.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Tarmac Trading Limited

Tarmac Trading Limited


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