Multi Skilled Operative

Location Castleford
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £28,878.72p.a / £14.24 per hour
Job ref: 003582
Published: 29 days ago

Portakabin is currently recruiting for a Multi Skilled Operative to join our progressive Hire Division in Castleford.  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).

Role Details

         Starting salary: £26,729.04p. a* / £13.18 per hour

         Opportunity to earn additional hourly rate between £0.23-£3.90 (£466 - £7,909 p.a*) based on skill set and behaviours.

         Overtime is regularly available which is paid time at a premium rate of £19.77* per hour.

*         Role based: Castleford, WF10 4PT

*         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 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 recognised Plumbing Apprenticeship Scheme / Indentures and City & Guilds Craft in Plumbing or Advanced Craft in Plumbing and experience working within the construction industry. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the relevant health and safety practices and applicable legislation.

You should have strong communication skills able to build strong relationships with colleagues and customers in order to deliver a high level of customer service.

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 as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.


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