Job Vacancy

Skilled Line Marking Operative

Location: Portsmouth

  • Ensure that all operations carried out within our area of responsibility are undertaken with full regard for the safety of visitors, other members of staff and yourself.
  • Assure all activities are undertaken with due regard for the environment, to prevent pollution, comply with legal and corporate requirements and minimise environmental impact.
  • Drive, operate and maintain paint/thermoplastic equipment for application on parking areas, Highways, and road ways.
  • Check performance of the numerous components of various marking equipment including air compressor, auxiliary engines, pumps, heaters, hydraulic systems, paint / thermoplastic/air/water and hydraulic lines; trouble shoot equipment failures and report unresolved problems to assigned staff.
  • Read interpret and follow construction drawings and specifications as required to lay out unmarked various traffic stripes and pavement markings.
  • Perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Operate and maintain hot (400+degrees) thermoplastic equipment for the application of various traffic stripes and pavement markings.
  • Carry out other appropriate duties as assigned by the line manager.
  • Operate and maintain thermal lances for the removal of thermoplastic road markings.
  • Drive, operate and maintain line marking truck and equipment for applying hot (400+ degree) thermoplastic material.
  • Operate and assist in the operation of vehicles, trailers and equipment, to include backup driving operations.
  • Perform manual labour, including the use of hand tools and operate various equipment; drive utility trucks on a daily basis; load and unload equipment supplies and materials.
  • Assist in the installation and removal of traffic control operations.
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment inspections as required.
  • Maintain daily logs and other records as directed and required.
  • Accomplish other job related duties as directed.
  • Ensure adherence to Company policies and Employee safety handbook.
  • Requires extensive work schedules on weekdays, and availability to deploy at nights and other times that may be required.
  • Frequent job functions are carried out in difficult and frequently hazardous working Environments, including extremes of temperature, extensive direct sunlight, night work and heavy traffic situations.
  • Regular job functions are carried out in an Environment with exposure to noise, including those associated with, Highways, Construction sites and Construction equipment.
  • Periodic exposure to paint, Thermoplastic, paint fumes, Thermoplastic fumes, Chemicals, Chemical fumes and other Environmental substances.


Person specification



  • RSMA NVQ Level 2 in Road Building – Pavement Marking (Manual Operations)


  • Essential Experience required
  • Clean Driving Licence essential


Personal Attributes/Skills


  • Essential job functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for light to heavy
  • Lifting and carrying, as well as performing work activities that require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines and equipment with steering wheels, buttons, and rocker switches.
  • Regular job functions include continuous strenuous activities such as repetitive reaching, bending, lifting, twisting, kneeling, squatting and pulling; prolonged periods of standing and walking; and operating motorizes equipment and vehicles.
  • Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, understanding oral and written instructions, and communicating with employees and members of the public.
  • Involves the ability to quickly assess and prioritise customer needs.
  • Entails the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism with customers and co –workers in high stress situations.
  • Obliges the ability to respond in a courteous and helpful manner to customers, members of the public and co-workers who are angry or upset.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks to fulfil job requirements.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of the assigned duties.


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