Yard Operative - Southampton

An opportunity has arisen for a Yard Operative to join our team in Southampton to clean, repair and prepare site accommodation ready for hire, while maintaining the yard to company standards as per quality standards manual and in accordance with the current Risk Assessment Method Statements (R.A.M.S) 

Reporting to:  Operations Manager


  • Ensuring you comply with and adhere to all R.A.M.S and Health & safety policies including the correct use and wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Ensuring you comply with the 4 C’s policy.


This role could suit candidates from a range of backgrounds including Multi Trader, Property Maintenance, Handy person, Manufacturing Operative, Fitter / Fabricator and Modular Operatives as no 2 days are the same.

The company's Yard Operatives are multi-skilled and carry out a variety of tasks everyday whilst refurbishing and cleaning the fleet of cabins (wood, plastic and steel) for hire. Once fully trained, you may be involved in: 

  • Fitting and removal of partitions, floors, ceilings & other fittings
  • Cleaning units or preparing furniture for the units
  • Preparation, and painting both interior and exterior paintwork
  • Completing basic plumbing; installing sinks, taps, worktops, etc
  • Completing basic electrical work and PAT Testing; installing water heaters, hand dryers etc.
  • Prepping, painting and spraying of units
  • Use of a Forklift to move units and items.
  • Fitting door locks and cutting keys and performing basic uncoded welding
  • Lay vinyl floor coverings
  • All other general maintenance, repair, assembly and fitting work as required

 Candidate requirements 

The environment is a busy one, with lots of variety and plenty of opportunity to develop your skills.

  • You would need to have a willingness to learn, the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team, a flexible approach to work and working hours.
  • Preferably have a good mix of general repair / maintenance / multi trader / handyman work experience or experience in a Manufacturing Operative / Fitter role with experience of using power tools.
  • A good understanding of H&S and quality control
  • A good work ethic and positive attitude with the ability to work in a manual role in all weathers.
  • Coming from a Modular and existing supplier of cabins would be an advantage.
  • Full driving license preferred.
  • CSCS card desirable.

Job Type: Full time

Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the business.           


  • Competitive Salary 
  • Holiday buy back scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 

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Pickerings is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability.

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