Quarry Operative urgently needed for a busy sight based close to Liskeard.
£12 an hour
Hours: 40 hours per week
Monday to Friday 0800-1630 - so no weekends!
Driving Licence Essential
Our client are seeking up to 2 Quarry operatives to aid in the production of Cornish slate walling stone.
The successful candidate will be based at a busy Quarry just outside of Liskeard. The role is an immediate start, this role is temporary ongoing and is paid weekly that maybe extended.
The main role of a quarry operative will be to work in the stone processing plant operating a stone saw. Saw operators will process the raw stone material that has been excavated from the quarry. The stone will be fed to the operator via a dumper or conveyor belt. The operator will then be required to lift the stones from the feeder onto the stone saw, the stone is then pushed through a circular blade a number of times and must be manually manipulated depending on which cuts will be necessary to make the stone fit for purpose.
The stones being brought down for cutting vary greatly in size and shape, if a stone is too big to be safely moved then it may have to be split manually by using a lump hammer and an axe.
Quarry operatives will be responsible for keeping the area and equipment that they are assigned to clean and tidy, sufficient time will be allocated for this and it will involve various amounts of shovelling, sweeping or raking.
All items of PPE and equipment will be provided.
All workers will be provided with full training and adequate supervision to insure that they can competently carry out the job role in a correct and safe manner.
Other Duties may include
• General maintenance of the equipment and machinery
• Sorting stone on the stone picking station
• Yard work
• Assisting with granite production
• Driving site dumpers
• Bagging various materials
There is staff parking at the site.
Areas are provided for lunch and changing clothing.
There is a no smoking policy on site at all times however there is a smoking area provided for use during breaks.
Although the stone cutting area is partially enclosed it is still exposed and can be categorized as ‘outdoor work’ there for it is down to the worker to wear sensible clothing for seasonal weather changes.