Yard Operative/Valeter - Midhurst

Farol Ltd
Midhurst, UK

Yard Operative/Valeter - Midhurst

About the Company

Farol Ltd is an extremely successful and growing multisite agricultural and groundcare business and the largest John Deere dealership in the UK.​

Established as a family business in 1976, Farol today is made up of over 330 Service, Parts, Sales, Transport and Business Support Team Members, whilst still remaining 100% family owned. Holding the renowned John Deere franchise along with many other brands, we are the market leaders in agriculture, groundcare and homeowner products.

Our vision is to deliver a preeminent service by being at the forefront of technology, whilst developing a rich and rewarding environment for our employees.

About The Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Yard Operative/Valeter to join the team at our friendly Midhurst depot.

This role is an integral part of our business, where the key duties include:

  • Cleaning & preparing all machinery to a high standard and ensuring machines are presented in a condition to exceed customer satisfaction
  • Using Material Handling Equipment (MHE) to unload incoming deliveries
  • Preparing machinery for the Workshop
  • Preparing machinery for demonstrations (coupling up etc)
  • Verifying and receiving goods into stock
  • Working outside in the yard in any weather conditions
  • Loading and unloading lorries and other vehicles
  • Ensuring the Workshop and outside areas are kept presentable and organised at all times
  • Ensure good housekeeping is maintained
  • Compliance with all Health and Safety regulations
  • Any other ad hoc general yard/premises duties as required by the business

About You:

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate great attention to detail along with drive, commitment, and enthusiasm. Skills/experience required:

  • Previous experience in a Yard Operative/Valeter position is required along with familiarity with Agricultural machinery
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Forklift Licence 
  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills
  • An efficient and methodical way of working
  • Confidence/assertiveness when working with others

About The Benefits:

We can offer a highly competitive hourly rate dependent on experience, up to 25 days holiday, company uniform/safety equipment, onsite parking, free tea and coffee, company pension.

Hours of work are 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday plus overtime.

Why come to Farol?

Farol is the leading John Deere dealership in the UK with people at the heart of its strategy. We know that our people are the key to our success and we make sure we appreciate and reward everyone's contribution. Not only do we recognise expertise, skills and professionalism, we value highly the very things that make our team members unique: their passion, their dedication, their approachability and the fact that going the all-important extra mile is second nature.

We can offer an environment where Teamwork is key and where you can truly develop new skills and flourish. Working closely with the John Deere team, we can provide all the product and systems training you need to transfer your mechanical/technical skills from other industries.

What do our Team Members say about us?​

  • Great company attitude with friendly and approachable managers/directors
  • Lovely place to work. Good group of people to support new employees during day to day operations
  • I was impressed with the level and quality of JD training
  • A good Company to work for and the whole team are friendly. The Management are very approachable and have an open door policy. As the Company are continually growing there are lots of opportunities for employees to progress. I feel valued as an employee and enjoy my job
  • I love working for a family business as I've come from a more corporate environment. Owners are hands on and very approachable. It is a fast paced and busy environment but no such thing as a typical day for me. There are great learning opportunities here and ability to progress in the business.