Highways General Operative

7 days left

£24000 - £26000 per annum
09 Mar 2017
06 Apr 2017
Natasha Jones
Contract Type
Full Time
The Operative will be responsible for working with both the direct labour and sub-contract labour, meeting targets and deadlines on time. These include the operation of mechanical plant, kerb laying, drainage works, emergency call-out work and tarmacing.

• HGV preferred, not essential
• Assisting with kerb laying (precast concrete).
• Assisting with laying concrete road channels.
• Assisting with the excavation and laying of granite kerbs or granite setts. Sweeping and shovelling.
• Operation of mechanical plant.
• Laying tarmac and flexible surfacing (raking/sweeping).
• Pothole repairs.
• Laying concrete.
• Relaying of flags, blocks and cobbles.
• Laying of type 1 sub-base.
• The levelling of topsoil and grass seeding.
• Clearing of existing ditches.
• The excavation of trial holes by hand.
• The excavation of hard material, hand shovelling and sweeping.
• Snow clearance by hand.
• The replacement of gratings in footways and carriageways.
• Excavation and laying of drainage pipes and service ducts.
• Site clearance.
• The removal of undergrowth and scrub by hand, sweeping and shovelling.
• Maintain and remove temporary traffic signs and road cones.
• Assisting with the diversion of traffic.
• To ensure the team works in a safe and effective manner to achieve optimum output and to the required quality.
• Ensure compliance with Health & Safety at Work Act at all times.
• Be aware and comply with VolkerHighways Health & Safety, quality and Environmental policies.
• To help with the unloading/loading of materials.
• Ensure safe working practices are followed as outlined in Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
• Report vehicles and plant defects to Supervisors.
• Winter Maintenance.

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