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Material Handling Operative

Date: 24-Mar-2023

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 4UY

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Material Handling Operative


Already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies, we have ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers. With multiple settings across the UK and a huge choice of career paths, our business offers exciting opportunities to expand and develop your career. Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it comes down to having the right talent to enable our organisation to grow. So, if you want to join a thriving and ambitious place to work, where you will be able to broaden your knowledge and progress in your career, a future with Peel Ports could be for you.





The Material Handling Operative role, within the Operations Department, will be responsible ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Company’s plant and equipment. This is a multi-functional role with duties dependent upon experience and training.


Responsibilities will also include:


- Operating plant machinery including Material Handler Cranes, Skid Steer, 3-7t FLT and Payloaders.

- Thoroughly inspecting the Company’s plant and equipment, recording condition and possible damage.

- Conducting cleaning duties to ensure Company machinery and the working areas are kept tidy and clean, in line with Peel Ports’ Health and Safety standards.

- When fully trained, carrying out miscellaneous operational duties.

- Working in a physically demanding environment, including undertaking manual handling.

- Reporting any incidents, accident, dangerous occurrences and damages to the Bulk Operations Supervisor without delay.



Skills and Experience


- Knowledge and experience of operating Material Handler Cranes, Skid Steer, 3-7t FLT and Payloaders.

- Previous work experience within vessel discharge for Bulk goods would be considered an advantage.

- A positive and flexible approach to working hours, including nights and weekends.

- Commitment to maintaining Health and Safety standards, as well as demonstrating compliance to safety policies and procedures.

- Minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or equivalent qualification.

- A full valid driving licence is essential.



What we can offer you


By joining Peel Ports, you will be part of an ambitious organisation who has invested over £1billion into key projects to future proof our business, creating 1000s of jobs for local communities along the way. These investments mean we are decarbonizing our operations, which in turn is helping us work towards our goal of having Net Zero Port Operations by 2040. It’s not only our infrastructure we are investing in, we are big believers in investing in our people. We are constantly looking for opportunities to help our people grow and develop by offering training, development and apprenticeship opportunities in a range of areas including; Operations, Marine, Engineering, HR, IT, Accountancy, plus many more!



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