Argyll Resources Group are looking for staff in the following areas:
The Operations Manager is the primary point of contact regarding operational matters for customers and is also the primary point of contact for drivers with regards to their daily duties. To fulfil this function the Operations Manager will be principally responsible for scheduling duties as required for all skip, concrete, aggregate, portaloo and other general haulage operations. The position will also encompass the administration of company sales order and processing procedures. This is a key role with a varied range of administrative and organisational responsibilities which would suit a motivated, customer-focused and proactive individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. In return we can offer a competitive salary and excellent prospects for progression within Argyll Resources Group
We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced, fully qualified mechanic/fitter to join our Oban depot team responsible for the maintenance of our HGVs, vehicles, plant and quarry machinery. This is a varied and responsible role which would suit a skilled individual with a strong background in HGV maintenance. Competitive salary for suitable candidate.
Weighbridge Operative/ Yard Person
We have a vacancy for a Weighbridge Operative/ Yard Person at both our Oban and Mull Quarries. This role would suit a practical and industrious individual looking for a varied and responsible position which involves both the hands-on operation of plant and also sales and administration. Working primarily at the weighbridge office you will be responsible for completing basic sales and delivery paperwork and keeping accurate records of goods in and out of site. When required you will also be responsible for assisting in the loading of customer and company vehicles using a range of load-handling equipment.
We are currently looking for a Trainee HGV Mechanic to join our team in Oban. This is an exciting opportunity to learn on the job whilst working towards a full HGV apprenticeship for the right person. As a trainee you will learn how to service and repair HGVs, including the replacement of parts, fault diagnosis and many other valuable mechanical and engineering skills. No specific qualifications are required to apply for this position but applicants must have a good standard of literacy and numeracy, be reliable and keen to learn.
Originating in 1919, John MacLachlan Ltd, named after the current director’s grandfather, started out as a building contracting business in Oban. Over the century that followed and remaining a family business throughout, the company has expanded and diversified to provide a range of services & bases throughout the region and is now known as Argyll Resources Group. In the 1980s the first ready-mix concrete plants in the Oban area were installed by the current director John MacLachlan along with the acquisition of quarries on the mainland and the Isle of Mull. Over the years, these innovations have greatly facilitated building and infrastructure development throughout the region providing quality kite marked con
crete and quarry products to local building contractors and major civil building contract projects.
The Argyll Resources Group also includes Oban Skip Hire Ltd and its associated Mull skip hire operation and recycling centre which diverts thousands of tons of waste away from landfill each year, enabling products to be reused and helping the environment. In recent years the Group has also offered portaloo hire services catering to businesses, events and private functions .
With depots in Oban, Mull, Lochgilphead, Fort William and Dunoon, the Group’s West Highland Gas Ltd company is well placed to sell not only Calor heating gas but a wide range of products from industrial BOC gases to wood fuel products, coal and peat along with a range of gas appliances, accessories and welding consumables.
The companies which form Argyll Resources Group have a sound track record of providing employment and opportunity in the local area. As a family run business we value our employees and endeavour to create the best possible environment for our staff to enjoy their work and develop. The company has always believed that our staff are our most value asset. Investment in people has been of critical importance in the growth of the company from its earliest days.
Working in the West Highlands we appreciate the flexibility, problem-solving and can-do attitude required to get jobs of all sizes done in our part of the world. Although the nature of the group’s operations have changed over the years the original values upon which the company was founded have remained the same. We are motivated by helping the local economy thrive and providing employment. Now with lock down restrictions easing and a steady increase in business activity the group is in a position to recruit additional staff who share these values and are looking to join a reputable, forward-thinking local company.
We require an experienced Quarry Manager to oversee our stone and sand quarries in Oban and on Mull. Our quarries produce a varied range of bulk aggregates, differing grades of crushed rock products, sand and bagged materials supplying the local construction industry. Our Soroba and Pennygown sites also encompass Waste Transfer Stations processing material for recycling and disposal from across Argyll.
This is a varied and responsible position which requires good commercial awareness, extensive practical knowledge of the industry and the ability to supervise and develop staff. This is a hands-on role which will involve responsibility for the safe and effective day to day operation of these sites, maximising efficiency and ensuring timely, costeffective production of materials whist maintaining product quality.
HGV Drivers required
We are seeking to recruit experienced and committed HGV drivers to assist our busy haulage operations in Oban on the Isle of Mull. Our company is involved in a diverse range of activities including but not limited to skip hire, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and septic tank services across Argyll, Lochaber and Mull. Due to ongoing demand we require reliable and industrious HGV drivers to join our team and assist us in continuing to provide excellent customer service.
The work will include driving concrete mixers, tippers, skip lorries and other such vehicles. Applicants must possess a minimum of a class 2 (category C) licence without endorsements, up to date CPC hours and a digital tachograph.
We will consider applicants looking for part-time or flexible work.