Portakabin is currently recruiting for a Multi Skilled Operative to join our progressive Hire Division in Smethwick. You will use your skills such as carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrics in refurbishing and fitting out a range of Portaloo buildings to the highest possible standards.
As a Multi Skilled Operative you will work effectively as part of a team to ensure timescales for completing work are achieved and quality standards reached. You will also be responsible in developing customer relationships in order to provide excellent levels of customer service.
You will assemble and install manufactured components to agreed design specification and tolerance. This includes the safe handling, moving, installing and finishing to specification and within deadlines under the guidance of a line manager.
Flexibility is required in this role due to the workload of projects and rectifications which are based on and off site.
Your working pattern will be 39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 07:45 to 16:30 and finishing early on Friday at 15:30 (inclusive of lunch breaks).
Starting salary: £26,729.04p. a / £13.18 per hour
Opportunity to earn additional hourly rate between £0.22-£3.71 (£446 - £7,523.88 p.a) based on skill set and behaviours.
Role based: Smethwick, B66 2LQ
Contract type: Permanent
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Plan and undertake the preparation/decoration of all external product surfaces
Apply internal finishing such as internal partitions, trims, configure interior layout, painting.
Carry out basic joinery tasks inclusive of partition walls, doors, windows etc.
Carry out basic plumbing tasks inclusive of sink and toilet assembly, waste and drainage, copper and push fit fittings etc confirming drawing details.
Undertake basic electrics inclusive of installing trunking and cable runs ,sockets, heaters, lighting etc, supporting in the preparation and first fix, under the supervision of an electrician
Benefits & Opportunities
Ability to buy up to 5 days more annual leave
Annual Christmas closure of the business
Reward packages including merit rating scheme and length of service awards
Contributory pension and Life Assurance scheme
Health & wellbeing services including free health helpline to support services and discounted gym memberships
There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!
Our Ideal Candidate
We’re looking for someone with skills gained in construction as well as an understanding of industry trades such as plumbing, painting and electrical work.
The ideal candidate will also be a problem solver and used to planning and organising their work.
Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.
As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.
Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 1,750 people across ten European countries.
We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.