Quarry Operative

Date 11/01/22

Location Cholsey, near Wallingford

If you have experience of operating mobile plant, e.g. bulldozers, articulated dumpers and loading shovels, then how about joining the Grundon Sand & Gravel success story at New Barn Farm in Cholsey, near Wallingford? Opened in 2020, the quarry produces sands for the building and engineering trades, plus exclusive Golden Harvest Gravel for landscaping. As Quarry Operative, on a permanent contract, you will earn a competitive salary and great benefits, including:

- Pension scheme – you contribute 5% of pay (true cost is less due to Income Tax and NI relief) and Grundon matches this 
- Life assurance cover as a member of our pension scheme (twice your annual salary from day one)
- Discretionary bonus based on performance
- Option to buy additional holiday and join cycle to work scheme (after a qualifying period) 
- Reward and discount scheme
- Discounted gym membership (at participating gyms)

What you’ll be doing as Quarry Operative
We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running! From checking the engine, tyres and oil levels, to re-fuelling at the end of your shift, you’ll be responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of various mobile plant machinery. 

You’ll also cover our Weighbridge Operator when required – greeting customers, inspecting documentation and producing accurate weighbridge tickets for all loads entering and leaving the site.

What we're looking for in our Quarry Operative
- Experience of operating mobile plant
- Full UK driving licence (you must be willing to travel to other sites if needed) 
- Team player with a positive and professional attitude
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for undertaking new tasks and training

Working hours: 47.5 hours, Mon-Fri inclusive, 6.30am-4.30pm

Interested in our Quarry Operative vacancy? Click apply. No agencies please

Please note: We don’t use closing dates, but interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so do apply as soon as possible 

What is it like working at Grundon?

We are committed to achieving diversity by employing the right people to deliver a high quality service based on equality of opportunity, skills, qualifications and relevant experience. We are the largest family-owned waste management company in the UK and we care as much about our employees as we do the environment. We aim to attract and retain high-quality, committed, enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals.

what we offer

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Cash Plan

Health Cash Plan

Discounted Gym Membership

Discounted Gym Membership

Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Mobile Phone Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

Holiday Plus

Holiday Plus

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Long Service Benefits

Long Service Benefits

Come and join our team

Contact us today to find out how Grundon can provide you with a challenging and stimulating working environment, where you can fulfil your potential