Reference : 579664

Glass Operator

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
    West Thurrock
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/27/2020

Who are we ?

Are you a self-starter who goes the extra mile to meet your customers’ needs? Can you work well as part of a dedicated team? We have a fantastic opportunity for reliable and self-motivated Operatives to join our Gibbs & Dandy Glass team in West Thurrock, Essex.

Gibbs & Dandy Glass are part of the Saint-Gobain group and a key distributor of stock and light processed glass within the UK. We offer a breadth of services, supplying and processing glass for a broad range of applications.

What impact will I have in this role?

As an Operative with G&D Glass, you will support the day-to-day running of the glass processing facility, maintaining our high standards of safety, quality and customer focus at all times.

Your key day-to-day duties will include:

  • Operating machinery and equipment safely and effectively within the branch.
  • Preparing loads for customer uplifts, assisting drivers to load/offload vehicles as necessary and ensure correct paperwork is used.
  • Maintaining a high standard of workplace housekeeping and carrying out daily checks on equipment and machinery that is being used.
  • Working in a controlled and safe manner in line with Health and Safety policies, wearing appropriate PPE at all times and immediately reporting defects/accidents/near misses.
  • Dealing with customers in a pleasant, helpful, efficient manner and by representing the company in a positive light at all times.

What kind of person are you looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we’re Agile, we’re Open & Engaging, we care about and know our customers, and we all try to act as entrepreneurs. As part of the Saint-Gobain group, we’re also committed to empowering and developing our own people wherever possible.

For this role in particular, we will be looking for the following key requirements/skills:

  • Prior experience within glass industry/relevant production environment.
  • Familiarity with safe operating procedures and able to work to high standards.
  • Trained in use of crane/FLT – license holder desirable.
  • Able to work well in a team environment to deadlines and productivity goals.
  • Health & Safety or First Aid training – desirable.

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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