General Operative.

  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Negotiable

General Operative

  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Negotiable
  • Posted September 11, 2023


Are you ready to embark on a hands-on journey as a Yardman/General Operative? The Recruitment Co. is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team in Southampton, where you’ll play a vital role in the daily cleaning and maintenance operations of our facility. If you’re a proactive, safety-conscious individual with a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you.

LOCATION: Southampton

WORKING HOURS: 43.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 07:45 to 17:00.



  • Safety First: Adhere to Health and Safety regulations, ensuring the workplace remains a safe environment.
  • Protective Gear: Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and appropriate clothing as per company policy.
  • Hands-On: Engage in conveyor belt picking and efficiently remove blockages from machinery.
  • Clean Sweep: Keep work areas spotless and free from hazards, including the diligent shoveling and cleaning of waste materials.
  • Forklift Expertise: Operate a forklift (with suitable qualifications) for material movement.
  • Site Care: Perform maintenance on site buildings and surfaces when needed.
  • Traffic Control: Direct high volume vehicular traffic during entry and exit, ensuring safe procedures.
  • Guiding the Way: Direct vehicles to designated tipping areas, facilitating safe tipping procedures.
  • Communication Pro: Collaborate with drivers and weighbridge operators for smooth operations.
  • Adapt and Conquer: Be prepared to tackle additional duties as requested.
  • Company Compliance: Follow Company policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Manual.


  • Basic Skills: Possess basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Safety Aware: Ability to comprehend signage and verbal instructions, prioritizing Health and Safety.
  • Team Player: Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and work effectively within a team.
  • Self-Starter: Demonstrate initiative when necessary.
  • Reliability: Maintain excellent timekeeping and attendance records.
  • Policy Adherence: Comply with all aspects of the Employee Manual.
  • Certified: Hold a CMS Certificate of Competence in relevant modules.


  • Reading Proficiency: Ability to read signs, forms, instructions, and manuals relevant to the role.


  • Educational Background: GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.

Join us and be a part of our dedicated team, contributing to the growth and success of our Southampton facility. The Recruitment Co. offers a stimulating work environment, competitive pay rate (around £13.15 per hour), and opportunities for personal development and training.


The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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