General Operative Job in Island (89) at Mitie –

Job Overview

This is a labouring role for all Work Areas of the contract, additional minor new works, project enabling works and working with sub-contractors. The successful candidate will be employed across all areas of the contract as the need arises.

Main Duties

Pest control – spraying building perimeters and outer chambers for cockroaches. Baiting traps for rodents. Removing dead rodents and rabbits.

Grounds maintenance works – spraying, controlling weeds, raking up leaves, pruning trees, hedges, bushes, watering shrubs and garden at No 9 Gt, sweeping footpaths and roads. Filling garden water tanks at married quarters.

Refuse collection – collecting waste from Travellers Hill yard, Combined Mess, ration store, and accommodation; Airhead buildings and married quarters in Two Boats and Georgetown.

Cleaning – deep cleaning of combined mess kitchen, inflight catering, Mountain View club and medical centre every 3 months. Cleaning at Travellers Hill Yard.

Plant and transport operations – assist with unloading of resupply ship. Transport cargo and goods to and from pier or other places of work, off load at designated locations.

Unpack containers at ration store. Pack containers with waste products for return to UK (fridges, freezers, washing machines, paint tins etc).

Develop plant operator driving skills.

Assist skilled trades persons, concreting, trenching etc.

Work with other labourers and trades.

Work with other teams delivering minor new works, project enabling works and support sub-contractors.

Complete work dockets and weekly timesheets.

Carry out other work of which you are capable and for which you have trained or will receive training from the Company.

Promote Mitie’s professional image in all liaisons with the customer and outside agencies.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will have previous experience of labouring.

Experience of working within a customer focused environment.

Good standard of education.

Has a ‘can do’ mature attitude. Is flexible, reliable and self-motivated; will have an open approach, pass on knowledge, share experience and show willingness to assist others.

Will develop positive, supportive working relationships with team and colleagues.

Will be well-organised, a motivated team player who is keen to learn.

Has ability to work on own with minimal supervision and will take responsibility for own actions.

Will prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

Health and Safety Knowledge (that includes COSHH and manual handling).

Driving Licence.

Capable of recording work accurately on work sheets.

Regards personal and plant safety as priority.

Willingness to undertake further training.

Keenness to pro-actively improve house keeping

Desirable: To have attained, or be working towards an NVQ level 1 in a relative field.

Desirable: Experienced in working in a military environment.

Additional Information

The role will be based at the MOD estate at Travellers Hill, Ascension Island.

Mitie will pay a salary, monthly site allowance and a bonus at the 13th and 27th month. Hours of work are 47.5 per week. The contract duration is 27 months unaccompanied with 74 days leave excluding weekends. Air transport for agreed holiday periods will be at Company’s expense. Free accommodation, meals at mess and work clothing will be provided. Tax free status on island.

Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean (ASCN 1ZZ)

Full Time

Notice period 2 months

Hours worked per week – 47.5 hrs

74 days leave excluding weekends, Ascension Island Public Holidays


Length of tour 27 months

Site allowance: 5%

Tour bonus: 10%

Compliance requirements – BPSS Security, Medical and Dental

About the Company

Company: Mitie –

Company Location:  Island (89)

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