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Depot Foreman – Tring, Hertfordshire

Due to continued growth, MGF are currently seeking to recruit a Depot Foreman to join our depot in Stanton, East Anglia.

Can you assess priorities and assign tasks accordingly, ensure deadlines are met, train employees, and give instructions to ensure people work efficiently and effectively? Do you want to combine your technical knowledge, passion for all things Health and Safety and your ability to get along well with others at all levels, in an environment where no two days are the same? If so, this exciting opportunity to manage an established team is for you.

The Role

As Depot Foreman you will have a pivotal role in the depot, ensuring the safe running of the depot and yard. You will be responsible for managing yard and workshop activities and operations, ensuring the depot runs efficiently and effectively subject to legislation, Company regulations and procedures.


You will be responsible for:

  • Organising and managing yard and workshop personnel, including the drivers, ensuring they work efficiently, effectively and safely.
  • Maintaining the standard and quality of all the kit in the Depot, including all Mechanical Plant, FLT’s HGV’s, Vans, etc. Ensuring the presentation, testing and maintenance of equipment, plant and infrastructure is sustained.
  • Maintaining and continuing the upkeep of yard premises and other working environments within the depot.
  • Overseeing the storage, loading and despatch of equipment.
  • Stock control and management, including organising stock takes.
  • Assessing damages and advising accordingly.
  • Managing all yard costs and expenditure, ensuring accurate recording of these.
  • Complying with all statutory requirements, Company policies and legislation and ensuring your team do likewise.
  • Prioritising work to meet order requirements.
  • Conducting Tool Box Talks and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Liaising with team members and other depots to ensure customer orders are satisfied.

Who we want

Ideally you should have:

  • People skills with proven ability to manage and motivate staff under your control (minimum of 5 years’ experience within a supervisory capacity).
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Strong IT Skills (MS Word, Excel and proprietary database systems).
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment.
  • Health and Safety knowledge with the ability to brief teams in safe working practices. IOSH Managing Safely Qualification (or equivalent) is preferable.
  • A passion for quality and presentation of equipment and good housekeeping.
  • A technical background with the ability to read engineering drawings, experience within a construction/ groundworks environment is preferable.

A HNC in Construction (or equivalent) would be an advantage but not essential.

If you are an experienced Foreman with the required skills and would like to work for a well-established company, we are looking for individuals like you!

MGF is a privately owned, independent Company which has been established for 35 years. We are a market leader in the design, manufacture, hire and sale of excavation support systems for the civil engineering and building industries.

To apply please submit your CV together with an indication of your salary expectations to Tom Bogan at or Tom Bogan at MGF Ltd, Grant House, Lockett Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan. WN4 8DE.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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