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Yard Operative


£13.06 per hour


Aveley, South Ockendon


Permanent Full time

Posted by

Explore Transport

Date Posted

14 Mar





Explore Plant & Transport Solutions Ltd is currently seeking a Yard Operative to join the team based at Aveley.

Working as part of the depot based maintenance team, you will be supporting our depot operations by preparing our assets for hire. You will be responsible for all asset preparation including loading vehicles (where appropriate) and completing any supporting paperwork, which will result in an asset that is fit for hire and is aligned to Explore Plant and Transport Solutions standards.

You will carry out your duties whilst and adhering to and helping to achieve our HSE initiatives. All activities are to be undertaken in a safe and professional manner.

Key Accountabilities

• Completion of all asset cleaning and preparation activities, identifying damage to the relevant personnel where appropriate

• Maintain records of any works completed (PDI etc) and any supporting processes

• Delivery of continuous improvement projects/actions

• Adhere to all safety related documentation (Safe Systems of Work, Visual Task Sheets and Risk Assessments/Permits to work etc) for all depot activities

• Ensure safety related documentation (Risk Assessments/Permits to Work etc) for all depot work are completed where required

• Support management with root cause problem solving exercises


• Timesheets submitted in a timely manner to management

• Paperwork completed on time and to the required level of detail

• Improvement in plant availability through timely completion of depot activities

• Play your part in a reduction on overall maintenance spend year on year by suggesting alternative ways of carrying out processes

• Remain legally compliant and provide safe operations

Nature and Area of Impact

This is a flexible role that requires good problem solving skills and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining best practice H&S standards. A key measure is the order to delivery time on hire requests.



• Relevant CPCS (or equivalent) on:

 Excavator (A59)

 Telehandler (A17)

 Counter Balance (A16)

 Dump Truck (A56)

• Slinger/Signaller (A40D & E)

• Vehicle Marshalling/Banksman training

• Full UK Driving Licence


• Slinger/Signaller (A40A)

• NPORS/A50 accredited


Plant background with excellent understanding of heavy plant machinery ranging from excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and rollers etc.

Key Areas:

• Asset operation and manoeuvring

• Asset inspection and Preparation

• Vehicle loading


• Ability to work on own initiative

• Planning and organising

• Good communication skills

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