Multiskilled Operative

Location Lingfield
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £31,129.80 / £15.35 p/h
Contact name: Jack Allinson

Contact email:
Job ref: 008443
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 04/12/2023

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Multi Skilled Operative to join our team in Lingfield!


You will refurbish and fit out the complete range of Portakabin buildings to the highest possible standards.


Reporting to the Service Manager, 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.


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: £31,129.80 / £15.35 p/h
  • Opportunity to earn additional hourly rate between £486.72 - £8,497 / £0.24 p/h to £4.19 p/h, based on skill set and behaviours.
  • Role based: Lingfield, RH7 6HN
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 24 annual leave plus 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

*         Prepare units for safe transport

*         Install / Dismantle buildings e.g. connections to utilities, staircases, linkways following the supplied lift plan to move the building onto or off transport.


Benefits & Opportunities

*         Option to buy 5 days of annual leave.

*         Annual Christmas closure of the business

*         Contributory Pension including Life Assurance Scheme.

*         Included in Merit Rate Scheme which increased basic pay.

*         A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*         A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off.

*         Cycle to Work Scheme

*         Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)

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 are 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 2,000 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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