General Operative

Posted 9 April by Peel Ports Featured

Applicants are invited to apply for the above vacancy within the Operations Department, based at the Port of Great Yarmouth. There are multiple positions available.

Role Purpose:
Provide first class labour supply and cargo handling services including the handling and transportation of freight and goods on/off vessels, lorries, and to/from storage areas.

The role of General Operative will include the following responsibilities:

-Cargo handling duties that may include but are not limited to slinging, banksman, cargo lashing, counterbalance fork truck driving, skidsteer and loading shovel operation
- Ensure performance within the department is kept at a high standard and customers instructions are precisely met
-Ensure safe, careful and efficient vessel loading and discharge, in accordance with safe systems of work
-Liaise with operations management to ensure tasks are identified and carried out to meet customer requirements
-Safe completion of processes where required including palletisation, stuffing/de-stuffing of containers and maintaining warehouse operations
-Remain flexible and reactive to changing operational requirements
-Be mindful of cost management within daily activities (energy, consumables, housekeeping)
-Clerical duties which may include but are not limited to gatehouse work, cargo tallying and weighbridge operating

Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience:

-Previous experience of operational plant is advantageous, including Fork Lift Trucks and Skidsteer. Experience of using Material Handling or 360 Excavator is desirable, however full training on plant will be provided
-Knowledge and experience of cargo operations is ideal but not essential. Experience of Construction or Port Industries is advantageous
-Good understanding of health and safety best practice
-Proven experience of multi-tasking, ensuring deadlines are adhered to
-Ability to adapt to varying customer requirements
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-A full UK valid driving licence is essential

In return you will receive:

-25 days of annual leave

-Company Pension with matching contributions of up to 10%

-Life Assurance

-Development through training

-Attractive salary sacrifice schemes for new car, bike, iPad, etc.

-Company Medicash

-Referral Bonus

-Discounted Cinema Tickets

-Free Parking

-Childcare Voucher Scheme

About Peel Ports Group

Peel Ports is More than Ports. It's a unique network that connects everything from ports and terminals, shipping lines, fabrications and repair operations.

It's a network that we're constantly developing and growing. With our strategically located ports across the UK, we are able to offer unique logistics solutions for our container and unitised customers and link seamlessly with our RoRo and LoLo connections. Everything Peel Ports does is designed to bring added value to every service we offer our clients.

Our core values are Personal Responsibility, Integrity and Honesty, Strive for Excellence, Heartfelt Customer Service, One team.

Peel Ports is committed to a workplace free from harm. Our Safety365 strategy helps deliver the highest health and safety standards.

Required skills

  • Discharge
  • Material Handling
  • Vessels
  • Ports

Reference: 34860365

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