Yard Operative

Closing Date

South Ockendon


We are a leading temporary works specialist and at the forefront of our industry for over 60 years, with a reputation built on engineering and service excellence. This enables us to deliver the right temporary work solution for our customers, whatever, the scale or complexity of the project. Our customers include civil engineering and construction contractors, asset owners, and consulting engineering firms through to small builders.


Job Summary

As a Yard Operative for Altrad Generation, your role will be varied throughout the day. This ranges from loading, unloading and transporting various materials on site. You’ll also be conducting regular checks on machinery and on the yard. Additionally, you’ll assist customers on site whilst providing them with excellent customer service.

As a Yard Operative, you provide support to the Yard Foreman with day-to-day requirements.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the yard, stock control, maintenance including the servicing of equipment is carried out.
  • Ensure that all equipment within your scope of work is maintained to the highest standard.
  • Responsible for ensuring the operation of the yard stock control, transportation, and security.
  • Ensure that the housekeeping of the yard is to a high standard. Ensure correct storage of hazardous materials and equipment within suitable areas and that cleaning and hygiene materials are available.
  • Under no circumstances operate or allow others to operate, any machinery including forklift trucks, lorry mounted cranes and slings unless you/they have been trained and are in possession of a certificate of competence to operate these machines.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all stock movements are accurately and correctly documented in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that all equipment is painted in the company’s security paint if the materials are intended for hire use and any labels or on hire stickers are positioned on the equipment.
  • Ensure that all customer queries are dealt with in a courteous, speedy and effective manner within the agreed time scales.
  • Load and unload vehicles promptly within the confines of safety, ensuring only serviceable equipment is loaded.
  • Use any safety equipment issued to you in the correct manner and for the correct purpose.
  • Ensure that all paperwork has been processed at the correct time to enable the branch’s daily procedure to be undertaken without any problems that may result in unnecessary credits having to be raised.
  • Report any damages or any accident immediately or at the first opportunity to the Yard Foreman or Yard Chargehand (in the absence of the Yard Foreman) or to the Branch Manager.
  • Carry out specific projects as agreed from time to time and effectively implement Company policies and procedures.
  • Carry out any reasonable management instructions as instructed.
  • A minimum level of PPE that should be worn at ALL times, safety boots, Hi Vis vest and gloves. When operating machinery such as saws then eye protection and ear defenders must be worn in addition as described in local risk assessments.
  • Have due regard to Health & Safety and maintain responsibility around your working environment, other employees, customers and members of the public.


Person Specification

  • Previous customer experience working in a service yard environment
  • Team player
  • Hands on approach
  • Counterbalanced forklift licence


What we can offer you:

  • Competitive pay rate
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health cash plan
  • Excellent contributory company pension scheme
  • Long service award
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • PPE provided
  • Annual leave

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