HGV Driver / Recycler Operator

  • Job Reference: 00005691-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Sapphire Utility Solutions Ltd
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: £12.00 to £13.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Overtime rates
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

HGV Driver / Recycler Operator

 About the role:

You will be driving our wagons, working closely with an operative to clean along the highways, up and down the country - as far up as Carlisle and down toward Milton Keynes; therefore, flexibility in regards to hours is a must, as you will be required to stay overnight on occasions, and work some weekends. No two days are the same here at Sapphire, be prepared to learn and develop along the way!


You will be assisting the operative with getting in and out of the cab to conduct work accordingly, so a hands on approach is needed and a willingness to get stuck in; and you will be responsible for using a company tablet on a daily basis.


You will be outdoors for the majority of your working day - so a love for the great outdoors is also a must! You will be provided with PPE.


You will be working on a variety of different contracts, on a reactive workstream - a proactive attitude and enthusiasm is key, and you will be paid to learn!


Responsibilities (but not limited to):


  • Capable of driving Gully unit / Recycler manual and automatic.


  • Must be able to work Days, Nights and on occasions work away from home.


  • Pass a Medical for fit to work certification for Highways.


  • To operate a Recycler would be advantageous.


    • Good attendance record.



      Monday - Friday 50 hours a week, with overtime available.


      A 20% shift uplift applies to the night shift only.


      Mixture of days, nights and working away! ESSENTIAL to consider this before applying.


      Day shifts: 6am - 4pm


      Night shifts: 6pm -4am


      **Employees will be expected to cover both day and night shifts, and be available to cover shifts over some weekends**


      Experience and qualifications require for the role:


      · HGV class 1 or 2 driving license essential

      . CPC License

      · Excellent listening and communication skills

      · Competent in IT, accurate data entry

      · Team player

      · Positive, can-do attitude


      What you will get in return


      In joining the Sapphire Family, you will be working as part of National Award-Winning Utilities Organisation, who recognise a good work ethic and positive attitude. You will be joining a company that has grown significantly over the last decade.


      We offer:



      Death in Service

      Employee Assistance Programme

      Perk Box – discounts and benefits

      Holiday Allowance + bank holidays

      Full PPE is provided