HGV Class 2 Drivers - Luton

England, Bedfordshire, Luton
£21650 - £25000 per annum
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

This company was established 60 years ago and has since grown into the largest regional commercial waste management and recycling company in the Herts, Beds, Bucks & Northants area. The basis behind their growth and success is down to their strong commitment to a foundation of financial strength, operating excellence and professionalism.

They are a proactive recycling and waste management company continually looking at new opportunities to divert waste streams away from landfill towards more commercial and environmental solutions. These assets enable the company to offer a full range of environmental waste collection and recycling services to over 5000 industrial and commercial customers. Due to continued growth they are recruiting HGV Class 2 Drivers to join their team.

The Driver reports to the Transport Manager and works closely with the Traffic Controllers, other drivers and their customers.

To drive a heavy goods vehicle or work as a loader normally undertaking trade waste collection or recycling and follow the organisation's procedures on the collection and delivery of loads.

The role serves a crucial part of the depot's performance and is responsible for the day to day collection of waste.

Key responsibilities:
- Receiving routing instructions from the Transport Office, carrying out collections efficiently, in accordance with the law and in the best interests of their customers.
- Use the correct equipment for the job and see that it is maintained correctly.
- Ensure the legal requirements are complied with by following the work instructions provided and procedures as indicated by line management.
- Prepare Tachograph Disc as required by law and ensure that hours and working arrangements are within legal limits.
- Take all necessary precautions for the safety of people, vehicles and plant as per Health and Safety legislation.
- Carry out Driver's maintenance correctly, at the correct intervals, and report all vehicle equipment/container faults immediately by the approved system.
- Working as part of a small team on a rounds based operation.

Personal Qualities:

- Attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexible and proactive attitude
- Driven and positive
- Excellent customer service skills
- Able to manage multiple tasks

Essential Competencies:
- Physically able to collect wheeled bins, commercial waste bins, and appropriate use of the mechanical bin lifts where applicable.

Qualifications, Experience & Training:
- Full UK HGV Class II driving licence
- Digi tachograph + Analogue Charts
- Full CPC
- No more than 6 points on license (No IN, DR, DD or CD endorsements)
- Waste industry experience - desirable but not essential

Salary - dependent on experience
Core hours are 52 hours per week Monday - Friday plus every other Saturday morning
29 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Pension scheme
Childcare vouchers

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