Yard Assistant

Mellex Group Ltd – are looking to recruit:


Yard Assistant



Based at our Adrishaig Depot, this is a full-time permanent position.  In this role you will work closely with a small team of internal and external staff.  You will be expected to make sure that the yard and depot workshop are kept clean and tidy and free of obstructions with no access issues.  You will be working outside in the yard with the Plant Mechanic (s), and at the same time liaising with the inside Hire Desk Staff.  Start date will be as soon as possible


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintaining a safe and tidy working environment in the yard and Hire Desk Workshop for both customers and fellow employees, and work to the highest standard of Health and Safety

  • Closely liaise and work with the depot Plant Mechanic (s) and the Hire Desk Staff

  • Moving plant in and around the depot in a safe manner

  • Cleaning and checking plant and machinery that have come off-hire  

  • Pre-check and prepare plant and machinery for going out on hire

  • Basic test and run of hire equipment where appropriate    

  • Assisting customers to load / unload their vehicles, and other assistance to customers which may be required within the depot as and when required

  • Unload supplier deliveries and check against delivery notes   

  • May on occasions be required to make deliveries or pick-ups  

  • Involves a certain amount of paperwork, as damages to plant and machinery etc. will need to be recorded

  • Any other reasonable duties that might arise within the yard and depot

  • PPE supplied must be worn on the job  


Qualifications and Skills

  • An understanding of tools and equipment used in the construction industry would be advantageous

  • Good organisational skills

  • Driving licence essential, and ability to be able to tow a trailer an advantage but not essential

  • Fork lift licence an advantage but not essential

  • Applicants must be physically fit as job demands lifting and moving of equipment, and at busy periods plant and equipment may be required to have a quick turn round – so speed and efficiency also required   

  • A confident approach, with good manners and communication skills



  • Rate of pay dependent on previous experience

  • Full time position

  • Monday to Friday – 07:30 to 18:00hrs (additional hours may be required to meet business needs)

  • Holidays 28 days per annum inclusive of statutory bank holidays

  • Staff discount

  • Contributory pension 



Send a CV to Fay Harris, The Mellex Group Ltd., Glenburn Road, Ardrishaig, Argyll PA30 8EU or e-mail: fay@mellex.co.uk

08000 665775

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