HGV Class 1 Driver/Operator – Gillingham, Kent

Location Gillingham, Kent

Duration Full Time, Permanent

Salary Starting salary of £18.50 per hour OTE of up to £60,000 per year.

Hours Shift Pattern; 5days on 3days off, average 42hrs per week Shifts: 4 days 06:30-16:30, 5th day 14:00-22:00 (plus call out)


About us

MEMS Power Generation is one of the leading generator rental suppliers in the UK, specialising in temporary power solutions with over 45 years of experience. Operating 24/7, they supply temporary power solutions for a diverse range of customers, including small businesses through to blue-chip multinational organisations and utility companies. They are the supplier of choice in the UK power rental market focused on sustainability, with a mission to be the company that best understands their customers’ needs for temporary power solutions while providing superior service levels.

About you

You must hold a current HGV1 licence and your CPC. You will have a history of excellent customer service and a “can do” attitude. It would be advantageous for you to hold an ADR Licence and/or a Lorry Loader qualification, however training will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driver within commutable distance to our Gillingham depot who is looking for a challenge in a unique and highly respected organisation.

About the role

We operate one of the most extensive and specialised transport fleets in the country including 60-ton lorry loader rigid vehicles, articulated HGV1 units along with numerous support vehicles and 4×4’s. As a MEMS driver/operator you will deliver and position our generators and rental equipment in various site locations throughout the UK, providing essential temporary power solutions to our customers.


  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance increasing through company loyalty program
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Wellbeing related benefits
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Free Parking & Refreshments

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver and position rental equipment UK-Wide
  • Offload generators and accessories using lorry-mounted cranes (once trained)
  • Handling and operating heavy machinery and plant
  • Assisting in the positioning and installation of temporary generators and ancillary equipment including cables, fuel tanks and hoses, distribution equipment and temporary fencing
  • Carry out risk assessments prior to offload
  • Advise and liaise with our customers on the safe positioning of the equipment
  • Demonstrate the equipment in operation (once trained)
  • Carry out basic repairs of equipment if required (once trained)
  • Refuelling generators if applicable (once trained)

Working outside of normal working hours will be a requirement as this is an emergency support business. Due to the nature of our business, overtime is routinely available and paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate.

We aim to employ motivated people to continue to represent MEMS as an employer of choice whilst delivering exceptional service to our customers. If you believe you have the attributes to join our team, please click here to apply please click here to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that all employees complete our screening process which includes a criminal check.

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