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Careers

We’re Recruiting!

Shorts Group are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and hard working individuals to join the team. With a diverse range of roles across the business, we are looking for candidates with a variety of skills and experience. 

If you would like to apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@​shorts-​group.​co.​uk quoting the job reference and job title you are applying for.

Agency submissions are by invitation only.

Available jobs:

Job Description

  • Mobile Plant Fitter covering all types of heavy machinery including; excavators (3 – 50t), screeners, crushers, tele-handlers, shovels, High-Speed & Low-Speed Shredders, dozers and all types of plant used within transfer stations.
  • Maintain, repair and service all equipment as per manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Attend breakdowns on all sites as required at any other designated site.
  • Maintain parts stock or advise manager in relation to any required purchases.
  • Ensure knowledge of technical advances is kept up to date and advise if additional training or equipment is required.
  • Ensure depot workshop is kept clean, tidy and complies with all relative legislation.
  • Make sure work is carried out in a safe manner and equipment and facilities supplied are used in a way to enable this.
  • Utilise Software packages for work scheduling, machine utilization and faults & maintenance

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • CPCS card.
  • Highly capable in diagnostics and repairs of all different aspects of plant and vehicles. Minimum of 5 years experience on all aspects of heavy and light plant
  • Highly motivated site plant fitter. Able to work on own initiative and a good problem solver.
  • Knowledge of electronics /​vehicle electrics and hydraulics.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and allocated tasks.
  • Ability to learn new products, technology and approaches
  • High regard to health and safety and the correct process
  • Adaptable to different work situations
  • Good IT Skills.
  • Fit and active

Job Description

Main Duties

  • Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers )
  • Digestate fertiliser and slurry spreading/​injection, using Joskin Tanker equipped with application mapping soft where
  • Operating JCB Tele-handelers for materials handling rolls
  • Fertiliser, cropkare and Lime Spreading including variable rate application using KRM, Kuhn spreaders
  • Repair and maintenance to machinery

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial

  • Spraying Experience
  • Hay Making: cutting, tedding and baling then transporting and stacking the bales.
  • Grassland Maintenance
  • Muck and compost spreading
  • Cultivation Knowledge including ploughing
  • Drilling (cereals, grassland and maize)
  • Transporting diggers and machinery with tractors and low loader trailers
  • Operation of 3 to 14 ton digger
  • Baling:
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management.

Person Specification

  • Qualifications/​requirements include: Tele-handler with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Experience Using JD Greenstar for mapping Auto track and variable rate applications
  • Experienced in all operations and tractor work
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual work.

Job Description

    • Daily inspections of vehicles and plant
    • Also perform occasional maintenance and repair work (i.e. oil check, parts changing)
    • Operate min 13ton 360 excavator when required for demolition and clearing
    • Be flexible in working on other sites as a demolition.
    • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Must have a valid CPCS blue card with demolition plant.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience (demolition experience preferable).
  • Anyone applying should be comfortable working inside basements/​buildings and outdoors.
  • Used to working in busy environments.
  • Familiar using demolition attachments, i.e. rotational grabs, pulverizers fixed and hydraulic, shears and box grabs.
  • Good at working in a team especially when being given instructions/​tasks to be Carried out
  • Happy to help out with other site activities during quite times.
  • Have a good attitude to work.

Job Description

The work and fleet are varied and include 3.5 tonne to 32 tonne. An HGV Driver covers Skips, RoRo’s, Tippers, RCVs, Beavertails (this list is not exhaustive) (once appropriate level of training is provided) and should complete all operational duties within guidelines ensuring that wherever possible performance targets are met or exceeded. Complete work instructions, ensuring all relevant information (inc PDA), is completed/​filled in.

  • Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. Raise issues asap.
  • To comply fully with Shorts group ISO and Health and Safety policies. Comply with all traffic laws and legislation as well as safe working practices within the disposal site with relation to your duties including the security and weight of loads.
  • Comply with details laid out in Shorts driver manual (once received and signed for).
  • To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet and that they are handed in daily/​weekly along with the daily vehicle check sheets, fuel receipts and Weighbridge tickets.
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and Shorts Group uniform at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring that refuse /​recycling material collections are completed.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures and VOSA.
  • Collecting recycling material in a safe manner and unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day.
  • Reporting of any incidents or accidents regardless of location.
  • To assist new and existing team members in sharing experience and ideas
  • To take part in any training that is supplied/​given.
  • Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/​Manager.

Person Specification

  • You should hold a minimum of a Class 2 Licence. You must have a fully valid Driver CPC. Must have Grab ticket.
  • Multi-skilled driver ideally with experience of the waste industry and of Industrial and Commercial Collections.
  • Good time keeping.
  • Conscientious & possesses can do attitude.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual tasks.
  • Customer friendly.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and following procedures. Good safe working attitude.

Job Description

  • Communicating with customers in the shop, on the phone and via email
  • Proactive in learning about new products and have basic understanding of the range of products
  • Taking and processing orders for tools and plant hires
  • Processing tool and PPE sales within our shop
  • Ordering sales stock
  • Trained in Hireguard insurance to sell’ to our customers
  • Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers
  • Stocking and maintaining sales goods
  • Delivering equipment at busy times
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time
  • Keeping work environment clean and tidy
  • Partaking in promotional events
  • Assisting with other tasks if required
  • Assisting with other depots if required

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding the basics of them, and be aware of competitor information
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • A high level of accuracy is essential, seeking clarity when required and taking responsibility for own work. Resolve problems effectively.
  • Have a good knowledge of IT systems.
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Accountable for results and long term business objectives.
  • Work well under pressure
  • Prepare daily work schedule for skip and ro/​ro drivers and various depots.
  • Distribute additional same days orders.
  • Ensure daily productivity is kept and maintained.
  • K.P.I’s to be achieved daily.
  • Ensure all vehicles attend the scheduled service intervals and M.O.T’s
  • Manage holiday schedules and time keeping of all drivers.
  • Bring to the attention of the Commercial Sales Manager any issues.
  • Weekly reporting directly to the Commercial Sales Manager.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Familiar with transport planning.
  • Good geographical knowledge of the South East.
  • A high level of accuracy is essential.
  • Have a good knowledge of MS Software.
  • Must be a good team player and work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Accountable for results and long-term business objectives.
  • Operating/​driving Diggers – 6 – 20 tons
  • Grading landscaping ( to high standard)
  • Ditching
  • Loading , lime and muck spreaders , 
  • Loading lorries and dumpers with various soil and materials 
  • Track and road way construction 
  • Screening
  • Crushing
  • Land raising
  • Construction of roadways 
  • To operate wheeled and tracked dumpers
  • Operating JCB telehandler 
  • Operating bulldozor (would be an advantage but not essential)
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management.

Person Specification:

  • Qualifications/​requirements include: Telehandler and dumper to NPORS Standard digger and screener crusher to CPCS qualifications, with knowledge of relevant agricultural and site health and safety policies and procedures. 
  • Experienced in all operations described above 
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively. 
  • Physically able to perform manual work.