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Tanker Driver

Apply now Job no: 494064
Work type: Permanent
Location: East Yorkshire
Categories: Transport/Logistics

Salary & Benefits - £26,300 per annum working 48 hours per week,  you will be on a rota for working weekends this is incorporated in the above hours and salary + quarterly performance related pay + attractive pension + 25 days holiday +training & development opportunities in line with the Tanker Driver progression plan

What will the role involve?

As a class C+E Tanker Driver, you will be responsible for the transportation of sewage sludge from production export sites to treatment import sites around Yorkshire. You will be required to carry out these tanker movements safely and in accordance with all operational training given. You will also ensure that you operate your vehicle safely on the highway, complying with all road transport legislation and you do so with respect to members of the public and as efficiently as possible. 

You will be part of a tanker driver team where you will in the most part be required to self-manage your work. This will be issued via a tough book- mobile computer and you will be required to feedback on your duties in real time to ensure that we can track all sludge movements within Yorkshire.

You will be required to ensure that your vehicle is kept clean and tidy and that it is fit for purpose at all times, you will be sharing your vehicle with a night driver, therefore it is essential that you can work effectively within a team. All vehicle defects must be reported through the appropriate authority and repaired as soon as is practical. There will be a requirement for you to operate tankers with both automatic and manual gearboxes.

You will adhere to Yorkshire Water's Health and Safety policy & procedures and ensure you wear appropriate PPE at all times. As part of the role you will be conducting manual duties which include carrying tanker hoses and opening valves and you will be working on operational sites in all weathers. You will need to react quickly to any operational issues and report these incidents to the control room, or other authority as required.

What skills are we looking for?

The vehicles you will operate can range in size, though the majority of your work will be carried out on an ridged unit with a vacuum tanker, therefore experience of driving vehicles with a liquid load is desirable and a class C+E licence is essential.  Preferably, you will have knowledge of the waste water industry, although full training will be given to the successful candidate.

You will have the ability to work well in a team and also work well on your own, you must be able to effectively manage your time within your working day to ensure that your load targets and business needs are met. You will need to remain vigilant and report any site/vehicle issues or concerns in a timely manner.

The ability to communicate well with others is a key part of this role as you will be interacting with your tanker driver colleagues, operational colleagues and members of the public. In order to reduce the amount of disruption to our customers you will be required to work flexibly to provide holiday/absence cover and training courses from time to time. Prior notification of these events will be given by your line manager. Whenever possible and practical all training will be carried out whilst you are on duty or scheduled to work.

A full valid EU Driving licence with class C+E is required and having your own transport will be desirable, to allow you to travel to and from different operational sites, for this you will be required to have business appropriate car insurance. 

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply online and complete the application process. If you could also please include an up to date CV.

Closing date:   2nd July, 2017

Interview date:   13th July, 2017 

As part of the selection process we will be checking your driving licence.  If successful following the first stage interview, there will be a practical driving assessment as part of the recruitment and selection process.

Company Information - 

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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