Multi Skilled Operative (Nights)

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Our commitment to you, once you join our team, is to foster growth and provide developmental opportunities to ensure you reach your utmost potential.

Join our dynamic team in Southampton!

Job title: Multi Skilled Operative

Location: Dock Gate 10, Southampton

Position Type: Permanent, full-time

Hours of work: 50 hours per week, with shifts from 6pm to 4am or 8pm to 6am on a rotating schedule from Monday to Friday.

With a new state of art infrastructure and recent investment in VBS and technology we are looking for the right individual to support our Operations team in Southampton.

As a Multi Skilled Operative you will be responsible for loading and unloading HGV vehicles in the yard using top-spec and the newest lifting equipment ranging from 2.5 tonnes to 72 tonnes, shunting containers to and from the terminal, driving TUG equipment, working as a team and getting involved in a variety of projects. You will be using bespoke technology to guide you through the day, all while sharing our culture and belief of health and safety being the number one priority.

The successful candidate will undergo comprehensive training in operating all lifting equipment and utilising internal systems and technology therefore previous experience is not required.

Why join us?

  • Competitive Salary & Benefits: We offer a robust compensation package, including competitive pension scheme, life insurance coverage from day 1 and paid breaks.
  • Career Development and progression: Regular training and career advancement opportunities that propel you forward in a career with us. We offer access to a range of external courses and in-house training sessions to give you opportunities for skill enhancement and role confidence.
  • Award-Winning Safety Culture: Be part of an environment recognized for excellence and innovation.
  • Generous family friendly provision with enhanced maternity and paternity pay. We are proud to be Work180 endorsed employer.
  • Employee well-being and support: Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 24/7, employee benefits platform offering discounts on gym membership, money off vouchers for a variety of brands and shops, cycle to work scheme.

Key responsibilities

  • To service vehicles with the correct containers and in a timely manner.
  • Stack shipping containers.
  • Ensure containers are shunted to and from terminal in a timely manner.
  • Effectively and safely operate container handling equipment.
  • Communicate with yard team and container controllers to ensure efficient working and accuracy in terms of the correct container timing and availability.
  • Maintain H&S standards.


  • Must hold full UK driving licence
  • Previous forklift experience – desirable
  • Container industry experience - desirable
  • Must understand the importance of health and safety and be committed to always upholding a safe approach to all tasks.

About us:

Pentalver’s (part of Freightliner Group) strategically located off-dock facilities at Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway, along with our inland hub at Cannock, offer diverse container services such as road haulage, container storage, container maintenance repairs, refrigeration services and cargo handling. In addition to our terminal services, we sell new and used shipping and refrigerated containers, including bespoke modifications.

At the core of all we do are our employees. Their hard work is fundamental to our success and we are equally committed to their growth and safety. Our commitment to you, once you join our team, is to foster growth and provide developmental opportunities to ensure you reach your utmost potential.

We are eager to welcome the most driven and capable individuals to our award-winning team. Apply today to start your journey with us!

Please be advised that successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team