Plant Operative


Are you a Plant Operative looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We are currently looking for a Plant Operative to join the team at our site in Coedely, Rhondda Cynon Taf. Due to the nature of the role, we are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Tonyrefail, Llantrisant, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Taff’s Well, Nantgarw, Caerphilly, Bedwas, Newport, St Mellons, Rumney, Pontprennau, Cardiff, Penarth, Sully, Barry, Llantwit Major, Porthcawl.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Reporting to the Works Manager, the Plant Operative will support the safe & timely delivery of project activities, ensuring compliance with all BMS/SHEQ requirements using the very latest technologies. You will also ensure that works activities are carried out effectively, to agreed programme and specification.

On a day to day basis, the duties and responsibilities of the successful Plant Operative will include (not exhaustive)

  • Complying with the Company H&S Roles & Responsibilities & legislative requirements
  • Understanding the controls identified to safely manage the risks associated with the construction activities
  • Taking care of own H&S and that of others who might be affected by actions
  • Maintaining positive client/stakeholder/public relationships
  • Ensuring understanding of induction training, RAMS, POWRA’s, toolbox talks, safety alerts, lessons learnt and other project/company notices relevant to operations
  • Completing and maintaining pre-use checks and equipment inspections as relevant to the role undertaken
  • Ensuring timesheets are populated with accurate information, acknowledged and authorised by the Site Management Team
  • Carry out routine maintenance on plant in line with business and manufacturers recommendations


In order to be considered for this position, it is essential that the Plant Operative has an MPQC/ CPCS Card with NVQ Level 2 Applicable category.

Furthermore, it is ideal that any prospective applicants are in receipt of the following:

  • Customer Focus
  • Continuous Improvement.
  • Developing People
  • Machine Control


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Training & Development
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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