Yard Operative – JDT Leven

July 8, 2024

Yard Operative, JDT Leven


Competitive salary

Discretionary bonus scheme

Flexible benefits

30 days’ holiday with additional days linked to service.


James Donaldson Timber, part of the Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 17 businesses and brands, ranging from B2B, retail and ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK.


We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage female candidates and those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.


As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Our benefits package includes: 30 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line). We provide an additional catalogue of optional benefits including and not limited to, cycle to work schemes, holiday buy and sell and private medical insurance.


This Role


  • Carrying out quality checks.
  • All general labouring and housekeeping duties.
  • Other related tasks as required.
  • Sorting out and identifying defect products.
  • Re-building of ‘rolled’ timber packs.


Our Perfect Candidate


Our perfect candidate will have the following attributes:


  • Continual delivery of total customer satisfaction.
  • Gets it right first time, every time.
  • Seeks continual improvement in performance and processes.
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt, change, prioritise and still deliver on the things that matter most is crucial.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels to ensure targets are achieved.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • A strong desire to learn and develop.
  • Team player.
  • Implements integrated management systems.


A Forklift and / or Sideloader licence would be desirable but not essential as training will be provided.


The full-time hours for this role are 38.5 hours per week, working Monday to Thursday 7.00am to 3.30pm and Friday 7.00am to 1.50pm, however there is the opportunity for part-time hours with a variety of options which could be considered. Part-time hours could include shorter working days or fewer days each week.