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Class 1 Driver/Shunter

Location:
Brackley
Date Posted:
11 Jul 2019
Reference:
CLA1-SHUNTER
Job Advert
Class 1 Driver/Shunter
 
We are Hiring! Due to continued growth we are recruiting for a Class 1 Driver to join our team based in Brackley, Northamptonshire.
We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us.
 
Join us as a Class 1 Driver and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.
 
Purpose of the role
As a Class 1 Driver your main responsibility will be shunting, alongside class 1 driving duties. You will complete your driver envelopes with start and finish times as well as POA and ensure that you update your work record by completing manual entries when you enter your digital card into a digital tachygraph.
You will correctly complete a pre-op check of the vehicle and report any defects using the agreed procedure. Part of the role is to ensure security of the load and good welfare of the birds at all times and maintain communication with the transport office with regard to delays.
Working hours for a Class 1 Driver are:
Sunday to Thursday 13:00 – 01:00
Sunday to Thursday 16:00 – 04:00
Flexibility is required within these times to suit the demands of the business, start and finish times may vary.
Your key responsibilities outside of shunting duties will include:
• Collecting livestock from several farms as set out by the daily catching plan and deliver safely to the Brackley site
• Ensuring security of the load prior to transportation and checking bird welfare at all times
• Correctly completing all necessary paperwork associated with the work you have undertaken correctly (weighbridge slips, poultry transport certificates etc)
• Maintaining good communication with the transport office with regards to issues or delays
• Wearing the approved and provided protective equipment and practicing Health and Safety at all times
What we are looking for:
• You will have at least 6 months Class 1 driving experience
• You will hold a current CPC and Tacho Card
• You will have no more than 9 points on your license
• It is essential that you have good knowledge of driver regulations
• You will have the ability to be flexible with the business needs and have a positive working attitude
 
A little about us:
We are a leading supplier of chicken, turkey and duck products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.
The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
 
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
• 31 days annual leave
• Life assurance cover
• Various lifestyle benefits
• 3% pension contribution
 
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer

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