warehouse operative

Repairs Operative – Northern Ireland

Job Specification – Repairs Workshop Operative

Are you looking for the opportunity to join an award winning hard working company with an established reputation for quality, innovation and first class customer service? Do you have the passion, determination and skills to deliver a high level of workmanship and customer satisfaction? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

Gray & Adams Ireland are currently looking for Repairs Workshop Operatives to join our team. The overall purpose of the job is to repair refrigerated trailers and truck bodies in accordance with company procedures and standards. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is seeking to establish their career within a market leading, progressive company.

About us

Gray & Adams is the UK market-leader in the manufacture of specialist temperature controlled and bespoke vehicles. Founded in 1957, we are a long-established, family-owned business. As we enter our 65th year in business, we are recognised as pioneers of innovation in the refrigerated transport industry, recently winning the “Family Business” and “Business of the year 2022” awards at the “Northern Star Business Awards 2022” and taking “63rd place” in the insiders Top 500 Scottish Companies list. These achievements are a credit to our expert teams who have been the key to our success, designing and building exceptional products that are well engineered and of a supreme build quality. Our customers are at the core of everything we do, and this commitment has facilitated our success and growth. Our team works incredibly hard and their dedication to staying innovative and always looking for a better way, is integral to the considerable success and growth we have achieved together.

We strongly believe in investing in our people and provide training and development opportunities to help our employees progress their future and careers. In addition to dedicated in-house training, we offer the chance to work in a dynamic environment where we continue to work together as a family.


Key Job Requirements as Repairs Workshop Operative:

  • Undertaking repair work on all types of commercial vehicles, trailers and tail-lifts in accordance with company procedures and standards;
  • Ensuring compliance with a legal and statutory requirements;
  • Maintaining a high quality of workmanship and attention to detail at all times;
  • Maintaining good housekeeping and adhering to the company’s health and safety policies;
  • Achieving and maintaining proficiency in all aspects of servicing and maintenance, as per Gray & Adams procedures.


Essential or Desirable experience – If you’ve got it, we want it!

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified apprenticeship such as coachbuilder, mechanic, welder, electrician, plumber, joiner or similar;
  • Capable of safely and efficiently using a variety of hand, machine and air tools;
  • Possess basic knowledge of the principles of Health & Safety at Work
  • Able to accurately interpret basic engineering drawings;
  • Be able to work to deadlines to complete tasks on time;
  • Be able to work co-operatively in a team environment;
  • Be able to contribute to improving productivity;
  • Possess a valid driving license.


Desirable Criterial

  • Hold a current Forklift License;
  • Hold a Crane Operator License;
  • Have completed First Aid Training;
  • Experience of working in a temperature-controlled environment:
  • Knowledge of commercial vehicle/trailer electrics:
  • Hold a current HGV Class 1 driving license.


Sound good? Keep on reading and apply today!


What You Will Receive from Us!

  • 33 Days Holiday pro rata to 4-day week
  • Competitive hourly rate depending on experience
  • Additional bonus
  • Excellent earning potential through overtime
  • Group contributory pension scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing Support

So… What happens next?

Like the sound of this position? Please contact our Recruitment Team to request an application form.

Please note we can only accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in Northern Ireland without Sponsorship.

CV Submission

Please send your CV via email or post to:


Gray & Adams
Houstons Corner
Co. Antrim
BT36 4TP
Northern Ireland

Application Resources

Please return your application PDF via email or post.
Or choose to complete the application online.