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Carpenter (Full Time)

Carpenter (Full Time)

Location: Wincanton, Somerset

Hopkins Estates based in Wincanton, Somerset is a family run business that has been running for the past 50 years. We design and build Bespoke Residential Houses as well as having a large portfolio of residential and commercial property lettings. Due to continued growth, and an extremely long run of work, we are looking for additional experienced Carpenters to join our team. You will need experience in new build properties including timber frames as well as repairs and maintenance.

Salary based on experience.
You must be able to provide your own tools


If you are interested in this vacancy then please email your CV to [email protected]  or call on 01963 824200

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Painter and Decorator (Full Time)

Painter and Decorator (Full Time)

Location: Wincanton, Somerset

Painter & Decorator Required Hopkins Estates Limited are looking for a highly motivated, skilled and professional Painter and Decorator to join our team for sites in and around the Wincanton area. You will have experience in working on new build sites, refurbishment projects and property maintenance. Skills and Qualifications required –

• Trained Operatives – CSCS

• Experienced in all aspects of Painting & Decorating

• Experience in fast-paced new build site work

• Own tools If you would like to join our team,

please apply in writing to [email protected] or call Simon Handley on 07483 147007 or Rob Allen on 07555 271002.

 

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HGV Mechanic

HGV Mechanic

Location: Wincanton, Somerset

HGV Mechanic

Hopkins Estates based in Wincanton, Somerset operate a large fleet of Modern Volvo and Scania Tippers, Tractor Units & Trailers. We are looking to recruit an experienced HGV Engineer/.

The position is Monday - Friday and Saturday mornings. 
(Salary depending on experience). Additional working hours are available at times when workloads are high and the need to keep the fleet operational always is of key importance to the business.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in routine maintenance, repair, and MOT Preparation of all makes of heavy commercial vehicles, and ideally possess an HGV licence for test purposes.

Being able to work unsupervised and complete the necessary documentation is essential as would always awareness of health and safety obligations, the successful candidate can expect to enjoy a varied and interesting occupation with a good salary to reflect their skills and dedication to the company.

Key Roles:

Repairing vehicles in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with current legislation.
Routine 6 Weekly vehicle maintenance to VOSA standards.
MOT Preparation work for VOSA Testing.
Able to use and understand results from Diagnostic equipment.
Preparation and presentation of vehicles and trailers for an annual MOT inspection.
Good housekeeping routines to meet H&S requirements.
Ensure all paperwork is completed to a high standard.
Utilise all Personal Protective Equipment as necessary.
To communicate effectively with the Transport & Managers.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:
Company pension
On-site parking

Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Licence/Certification:
Drivers CPC (preferred)
HGV Class 2 Licence (preferred)

If you are interested in this vacancy, then please email your CV to [email protected] or call on 07876 030854‬ or 01963 824200. 
 
 

 

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Experienced Groundworker - Required ASAP

Experienced Groundworker - Required ASAP

Location: Wincanton Area

Due to continued growth, and an extremely long run of work, we are looking for an experienced Groundworker.

Hopkins Estates based in Wincanton, Somerset is a family run business that has been running for the past 50 years. We design and build Bespoke Residential Homes as well as have a large portfolio of residential and commercial property lettings and agricultural buildings.

Candidates must have experience with installing drainage, kerbing, edging, concreting, slab laying, etc.

CSCS card preferred. 

Benefits included within this role are full employment (PAYE), annual leave and a pension.

The successful candidate must:

  • Understanding of H&S in the workplace.
  • Be able to work on your own or as part of a team.
  • Work to a high standard with a very keen eye for detail.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, suppliers, and customers.
  • Hold a Full UK driving license.

An attractive package will be offered to the right candidate depending on experience.

If you are interested in this vacancy, then please email your CV to [email protected] or call on 07483 147007.

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Experienced Arable Operator

Experienced Arable Operator

Location: Wincanton, Somerset

An opportunity is available for a highly motivated and experienced arable operator. 

Hopkins Estates is an established family run business based in Somerset. The business consists of a property development division alongside a large scale arable farming enterprise. 

The farming enterprise covers approximately 1000 hectares effective for crop production with an additional 250 hectares of permanent pasture to support a commercial flock of ewes. A commercial grain storage unit supports some of the farm's storage needs with the bulk stored under contract for grain merchants and local growers. 

The farm utilises the latest machinery and technology with a key focus on a long-term shift towards an integrated approach of growing combinable crops using regenerative farming techniques.


The Role:-

 The role will be varied but you will be associated with all arable tasks including;

·      Application of agricultural inputs

·      Primary and secondary cultivations

·      Grassland maintenance and forage production

·      Yard and grain store logistics 

·      General farm duties 

Candidate Criteria:-

 Must be over 21 years of age due to insurance requirements. Candidates must have good knowledge of large modern machinery, ideally with experience using variable rate and auto-steer technology (although not essential). Candidates must have good record keeping skills, attention to detail, and be self-motivated. A willingness to learn combined with a forward-thinking and enthusiastic attitude is essential. 

Applicants will ideally have:-

·      Higher level agricultural qualification

·      PA1 & PA2 

·      Forklift/telehandler certificate 

·      Good understanding of modern machinery

·      Workshop experience 

·      Full clean driving licence 

In return:-

Candidates will be offered training and development opportunities, and an attractive remuneration package.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

[email protected]

or via post to:
Charlie Talbot
Hopkins Estates
The Tythings Commercial Centre
Southgate Road,
Wincanton,
Somerset,
BA99RZ.

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Seasonal Grain Store Operator

Seasonal Grain Store Operator

Location: Wincanton, Somerset

An opportunity has arisen for a seasonal grain store operative to join our busy team during the harvesting months based near Sparkford Somerset. The store has the capacity to handle 120t an hour and hold upwards of 10,000t storage.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, enjoys multitasking and has a full driving license. The role requires a flexible approach to working hours during peak times so overtime will be required to allow us to meet the demands of our farming enterprise and customers. No previous experience is required as full training will be given.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:-

·      Assist in the efficient and effective operation of the site to enable the safe storage, testing and export of grain. (wheat, barley, beans & sunflowers)

·      Ensure general housekeeping and hygiene of the site/buildings are maintained and within capability, non-technical general maintenance in and around the site.

The main requirements for the position are"-

·      Ability to work effectively, independently and as part of a team.

·      Able to cope under pressure and work to deadlines.

·      Good communication skills.

·      Flexible approach to working hours.

·      IT literate.

Job Type – Seasonal (June – September)

Remuneration – Good hourly rates of pay depending on experience.

Accommodation – Onsite accommodation is available.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

[email protected]

or via post to: 
Charlie Talbot
Hopkins Estates
The Tythings Commercial Centre
Southgate Road, 
Wincanton, 
Somerset, 
BA99RZ.

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