Multi-Skilled Operative

Location Lingfield
Discipline: Internal, Operatives & Trades
Salary: £29,527.68
Job ref: 001842
Published: over 1 year ago

Portakabin is currently recruiting for a Multi Skilled Operative to join our progressive Hire Division in Lingfield. You will use your basic DIY skills such as carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrics in refurbishing and fitting out a range of Portakabin modular 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 (with lunch breaks). Overtime is available outside of these hours and paid at overtime hourly rates.


Role Details

  • Starting salary: £29,527.68 p.a / £14.56 per hour (inclusive of London weighting)
  • Opportunity to earn additional hourly rate between £0.22-£3.90 (£466.16 - £7,909.20 p.a) based on skill set and behaviours.
  • Overtime is regularly available which is paid time at a premium rate of £21.15 per hour. On average you can earn an additional minimum of £5,499 per year (or more) in overtime.
  • Role based: Lingfield, RH7 6HN
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • 24 days annual leave + bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

  • 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 Mental Health First Aiders, 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 basic joinery skills gained in construction as well as a basic 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.


About Portakabin

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.


Apply Now!

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.