Yard Operative &Vehicle/ Plant Fitter in Petersfield GU323PB, Hampshire, United Kingdom

About us:

Coombes UK is a leading Arboricultural and Forestry Contractor, with well over a decade of experience and expertise in the forestry sector. We have forged a strong industry reputation and we believe we have an unrivaled skill set and peerless knowledge of forestry work at all levels.

We also play a key role within the Rail industry, providing a whole manner of off-track solutions, and minor civils works, in partnership with Network Rail and other major contractors.

Coombes has seen recent significant growth and we currently have some exciting projects underway in woodland management, timber harvesting, rail and civils works across the country. We are seeking skilled and experienced colleagues in a range of disciplines to support our growth and help us provide a service that is second to none.

Based in Petersfield, Coombes is a family-run SME, where we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service. If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy:

Coombes require a Yard Operative & Vehicle/Plant Fitter on a full-time permanent basis to support the safe, efficient and effective operations of our Yard and Workshop. This varied role would suit a mechanically-minded individual, with typical duties and responsibilities including:

· Routine maintenance and repairs of tools and equipment

· Maintain the inventory of equipment and machinery

· Receive and book-in deliveries of equipment/tools

· Conducting vehicle/plant services and inspections, repairing/replacing damaged/worn parts

· Attend breakdowns across south-central England, diagnosing and repairing faults

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role, hold qualification/s in mechanics or engineering and have a full driving license. Welding experience and hydraulics knowledge would be beneficial, but Coombes is committed to providing training and professional development to colleagues who reflect the ethos and values of our Company.

Applicants must be confident working with various tools, have a strong work ethic and a good working knowledge of health and safety practices. You will take pride in your work, complete tasks to a high standard and be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and as part of a team.

Building good working relationships with clients and colleagues, you will have a methodical approach to solving problems and have excellent attention to detail. To succeed in this role, you will need to proactively keep up to date with changing technology, follow procedures and ensure paperwork is completed accurately, within set timeframes.

This role can be physically demanding and some tasks will be at heights. As Yard Operative & Vehicle/Plant Fitter, you will be required to work outside from time to time, so you must be happy to work in all that the British weather has to offer!

We offer the right candidate a competitive package and opportunities for your professional development.

Working hours: 40 hours per week, to be worked Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with 1hr unpaid break each day. Some occasional weekend work may be required.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £13.00-£15.00 per hour

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