Yard Assistant in Southampton at Pentalver

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Description

Yard Assistant

Location: Southampton

Salary: Competitive

Pentalver Transport is an award winning container logistics company with over 30 years’ experience.  We are currently recruiting for a permanent Yard Assistant to join our Yard team in Southampton. As a Yard Assistant you will be responsible for checking containers in line with company requirements and to maintain high standards of housekeeping.  You will also be responsible for ensuring containers are surveyed and inspected upon arrival to the depot and prior to departure from the depot.

The role is full time days with a basic week of 40 hours plus overtimes of approx. 15-20 hours per week, which will be paid at time and a half.

Key responsibilities of the Yard Assistant will include:


  • To maintain health and safety standards within your own working area, to look out for colleagues, to always wear relevant PPE and to ensure all drivers are also wearing correct PPE;
  • To raise any concerns or issues accordingly to the foreman, supervisors, manager or Health and Safety manager;
  • To ensure that, at all times, compliance is maintained within the depot, at other company sites and when working on the road;
  • To carry out traffic control duties when the yard is experiencing busy periods.

Requirements of the Yard Assistant:


  • Ability to perform tasks of a physical nature;
  • Full UK driving licence;
  • A strong team player, encouraging a team working and safety conscious environment;
  • A mature approach to Health, Safety, Security, and the Environment.

In return you will receive:


  • Competitive salary
  • Overtime payment at time and a half
  • 20 days of annual leave increasing up to 28 days with the length of service (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Regular training
  • Free car park

If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Yard Assistant role then please apply now!

CVs from agencies will not be accepted

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