Yard Person / Parts Assistant at Johnston Tractors Dumfries

Johnston Tractors is a dealer for agricultural equipment with branches in Carlisle, Dumfries and Appleby – providing sales, parts and service support.

We are recruiting for a Yard Person / Parts Assistant at our Dumfries branch to carry out yard duties and assist with other activities of the depot mainly with the parts function. The ideal candidate for this role would have a familiarity with farm machinery, be enthusiastic, motivated and a team player who can also work on their own initiative and adapt to the task required at any one time.

The role could be full or part time, to discuss further please contact Robin Vevers on 07894 596320 / robin.vevers@johnstontractors.com or Grant Quigley on 07703 502962 / grant.quigley@johnstontractors.com 

Essential Duties

Yard duties would include:

  • Loading and unloading machinery and parts
  • Driving tractors and other machinery
  • Collection and delivery of machinery/parts
  • Cleaning and preparing tractors/machinery/vehicles for presentation
  • Setting equipment out for display or collection

When assistance or cover is required for parts, duties would include:

  • Serving customers with till and cash handling
  • Booking out parts using computer system
  • Helping to keep shop area tidy and presentable
  • Keeping parts inventory correctly organised
  • Handling parts orders and restocking stores and shop

Skills & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of agricultural machinery would be very useful
  • Previous experience working in a yard and/or retail environment is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to use standard computer applications and internet functions
  • Full car driving license is essential
  • Trailer license and/or HGV license would be advantageous
  • Forklift truck and/or telehandler operative certificate would be beneficial, but training would be provided
  • Ability to work in a team and on own initiative
  • Ability to work extended hours when required and Saturday mornings would be advantageous
  • Full or part time is negotiable