Loading Shovel & Excavator Operator - MGL Group
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Loading Shovel & Excavator Operator

Location Longhoughton

About the role

Due to continued growth and investment, we have a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced Loading Shovel & Excavator Operator to join our team at our at our Longhoughton Quarry in Northumberland, on a full time and permanent basis.

Hours of work typically involve Monday to Friday working 07.00 – 17.00 and Saturdays 07.00 -13.00. Good rates of pay, overtime and benefits offered with immediate start available.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. MGL Group fully supports Equality in Employment. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure the safe and efficient use of machines
  • Ensure daily maintenance checks and records are completed accurately and meticulous housekeeping standards upheld
  • Carrying out routine maintenance checks and identifying maintenance needs and operating errors on plant equipment
  • Correctly use and record any defects making sure you report this to specialist maintenance staff
  • Changing attachments such as buckets and shovels


  • Must have a valid CPCS card and relevant experience in operating a Loading Shovel and Excavator
  • Experience in Mobile Plant operations
  • NVQ Level 2 – Plant Operations

What we are looking for

  • Flexible to allow varied work patterns to meet the needs of the business
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong commitment towards safe working practices
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Operate as part of the team, harnessing a working environment which encourages teamwork
  • Self-motivated – improvement orientated with a desire to undertake any other relevant training deemed necessary to enhance performance

The ideal candidate

  • Previous experience in operating construction plant, in particular Quarry Loading Shovel and 360 Excavator
  • Other relevant CPCS qualifications are advantageous
  • A full, clean, UK driving licence is advantageous

Interested in this role?

If you want to join a face-paced company with family values and a fantastic culture, apply now!

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