0191 378 6100

HGV / Tramper Driver

West Cornforth

£ Competitive

1 | Operate commercial vehicles up to 44 tonnes

  • There may be a requirement to load as well as unload, depending on the trailer being used

2 | Ensure vehicles are properly maintained and safe for use

  • At the start of each shift, carry out vehicle inspections and ensure that all defects, and malfunctions are correctly reported to the transport office.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy cab and carry out an external wash down including the vehicle trailer as required.
  • Adhere to the company process for tyre repairs and replacement.

3 | Ensure safe, responsible, and efficient performance of duties

  • Always demonstrate a proactive and positive approach to Health and Safety and comply with risk assessments and operational policies.
  • Ensure all loads are safe and secure before commencing each journey.
  • Always wear appropriate PPE, keeping it in a good and clean condition.
  • Always apply economic driving techniques and maximise efficiencies by paying attention to the manufacturers operating guidance.
  • Follow driving route plans unless diverted by the police, highways office, transport office or due to a road closure.
  • Operate in accordance with the HGV driver’s information supplement.
  • Sweep out tipper bodies to avoid contamination of products as required.

4 | Represent the business in a professional manner when on external customer sites

RESOURCES:

  • A full and comprehensive assessment/induction and training plan
  • HGV tractor unit
  • Various trailers

The role fundamentally involves contact with the transport office team and external customers. It is essential to maintain a first-class professional relationship with all internal and external stakeholders.

Most of a typical working day will be spent in the cab of the vehicle driving between various locations. There may be a requirement to be away from home up to 4 nights per week.

Flexibility will be required as the allocated tasks may change during the working hours.

ESSENTIAL:

HGV Licence
Full UK Driving Licence
Experienced and competent using a mix of Trailers tipper/curtain/walking Floors, flatbed etc
Conversant with road transport and tachograph regulations
Holder of a Driver Certificate in Professional Competence

DESIRABLE:

· Previous experience of loading machines / standalone items onto a step frame trailer and securing the load

· Previous experience of loading / unloading flatbed trailers and securing the load

· Previous experience of loading / unloading curtain side trailers and securing the load

· Previous experience of walking floor trailers

PERSONAL QUALITIES/COMPETENCIES:

· Resourcefulness and determined

· Positive can-do attitude

· Customer orientation

· First-rate concentration and focus

· Professional approach

· Flexible and responsive

· Organised, self-disciplined with the ability to meet deadlines

· Capable of following instruction and directions

· Effective communicator at all levels, including external stake holders

· Reliable

N/A

· £28,000 basic

· Generous annual leave increasing with length of service, plus public holidays

· Company pension scheme

· Continuing professional development, including training opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Cycle to work scheme

· Access to Westfield Health scheme

· Health and wellbeing discount

· New car discounts with certain dealerships

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April 2023. Interview process comprises of first stage interview and second stage interview, which will include a driving assessment.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: Human Resources, The Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John’s Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL. For further information contact The Banks Group Human Resources Department on 0191 378 6100.

The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity.

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