Weighbridge Test Unit Operator

Monday 19 February to Friday 1 March

Weighbridge Test Unit Operator

Post reference: WYJS:003-24

Part-time 18.5 hours per week (Thursdays & Fridays)

Scale WY05 £24,496 to £26,845 (Pro-rata £12,248 - £13,422)

Based at: Morley, Leeds

Permanent

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Calibration Service is looking for an enthusiastic individual to drive and operate our weighbridge test unit as well as assisting with other calibration duties as required.

The primary role of the post holder will be to drive and operate the weighbridge test unit, which comprises of a purpose built 44000kg articulated vehicle carrying calibrated weights and forklift truck.

The post holder will also provide support and assistance to complete a range of tasks relating to the inspection, calibration and verification of weighing and measuring equipment.

The postholder must be prepared to travel around the country on a regular basis to meet the needs of national contracts; occasional overnight stays are required. A full driving licence category C and E (formerly HGV1 & HGV2) along with up-to-date CPC and forklift truck licence (Counterbalance) are essential for this post, however we are willing to provide appropriate forklift truck training and CPC training if required. Basic ICT and administration skills would also be an advantage.

There will be a requirement for the post holder to work additional days from time to time to cover demand for the weighbridge test unit and to cover leave and any sickness of the other Weighbridge Test Unit Driver.

Applicants should note that the post requires the repeated manual handling of heavy equipment up to 25kg in weight, therefore candidates must have a level of fitness to undertake the requirements of the role. Further details of these requirements can be obtained through an informal discussion with Matthew Broome on 0113 535 0234. 

For an informal discussion about this post please contact: 

Matthew Broome – Metrology Manager (matthew.broome@wyjs.org.uk) Tel: 0113 5350234

Close date Friday 01 March 2024 – at 12 noon.

Job Description

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please submit your CV and Recruitment Monitoring Form and email this to hr@wyjs.org.uk  quoting the vacancy reference number.

  Recruitment Monitoring Form     

If you have any technical difficulties please email hr@wyjs.org.uk or contact 0113 378 1701 / 0113 535 0000.

West Yorkshire Joint Services is an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity in the workplace for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion / belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

NOTE: CANVASSING OF, OR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO ANY COUNCILLOR OR SENIOR OFFICER OF WYJS OR THE CONSTITUENT LOCAL AUTHORITIES WILL DISQUALIFY CANDIDATE