Apprentice maintenance operative - A Mini Crane Hire Company

Published on: Thursday, 28-August-2014

We are an expanding Crane Hire Company based in Knowsley. With over 100 years of rental management experience between us we are now looking to recruit a conscientious yard operative with the potential to progress into a mechanical fitter to join our team.

Our ethos of continuing to improve ensures that we are continuously training and improving the knowledge of all our team to improve our customer experience and achieve our goal of being the best. The applicant needs to be willing to learn not only the initial role of yard operative, but be able to develop a broad understanding of the rental industry to take on more demanding roles in the future.

Key Responsibilities for the role

  • Learning to maintain mini cranes 
  • Keeping yard clean and tidy
  • Keep Health and Safety records
  • Be able to follow instruction from qualified engineers
  • Willingness to undertake qualification in mechanical engineering
  • Interest in plant engineering/ vehicle maintenance

Key skills to be successful in your application are

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Good Time Keeping
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good Team Player
  • Hard Working
  • Can Work On Own Initiative

Location: Knowsley

Contracted Hours 8am -5pm

Hourly rate of pay NMW 

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
  2. Return it via email to

Closing Date for applications: 12pm, Friday 5th September 2014

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