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Multi Skilled Operative

Job Introduction

Are you a Multi Skilled Operative with a head for heights and not afraid of water?  The please read on as we have a unique and exciting role that may just be of interest to you.

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.

We are recruiting for a Multi Skilled Operative to join the fantastic team at our Tarmac Tilbury Wharf site in East London. The plant is easily accessible via most major networks, whether this is by road or public transport. This role is commutable from locations such as Gravesend, Northfleet, Dartford, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Stanford-le-Hope, Linford, South Okendon, Aveley, Rainham, Erith, Corringham, Bexleyheath, Belevedere, Corringham, Basildon, North Benfleet, Wickford, Southend-on-Sea, Brentwood and the surrounding areas. 

We’re 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

Reporting directly to Plant Manager.  The Multi Skilled Operative will work on the shift-to-shift operations of primarily securing our Ships in dock, working at height on our conveyors; with this being working above the ships in dock and across water, other site duties will include operating mobile plant on the site, you will work with the team to the site plan, you will ensure that stocks are maintained and replenished in good time.

Your responsibilities as the Multi Skilled Operative will include (not exhaustive):

  • Securing Tarmac’s Ships in dock
  • Working at height on the conveyors across the ships and across water
  • Operating Mobile Plant on site
  • Working with other members of the team to ensure that customers get good quality material and on-time deliveries
  • Assist the Supervisor with meeting daily/weekly production targets
  • Follow SHE policies and procedures
  • Ensure Plant both fixed and mobile conforms with safety requirements at all times
  • Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality responsibilities
  • Inspections on the plant and acting on defects and implement remedial action
  • Ensure that plant availability is maximised
  • Working to keep housekeeping around site to a high standard

Previous experience working in a Marine / Maritime / Dock / Asphalt / RMX / Plant / Quarry / Industrial Manufacturing environment would prove highly beneficial; but this is not essential as training will be given to the right candidate but you must be comfortable working at height and around water

The role requires a degree of flexibility to meet with the sites production requirements with overtime available

The Ideal Candidate

To succeed in the role of a Multi Skilled Operative the following is what we are looking for in a future colleague:

  • Knowledge and experience of working with Ships / Vessels
  • Knowledge and experience of Plant operations – both mobile and fixed plant
  • Confident working at height and working near water
  • Good Timekeeping – flexible as to the site requirements 
  • Good Communication skills – bringing problems to the attention of Line Management

Why Us

Along with the role of Multi Skilled Operative we additionally offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • 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 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


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