Material Handling Operative

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Barrow- Upon- Humber, GB, DN19 7RY

Company: Peel Ports

Manual Handling Operative

Are you excited by the opportunity to develop you skills and work on a range of plant and machinery?  Do you want to work for one of the UKs leading Port operators? We are seeking a Material Handling Operative to join our team at PPL Humber Bulk Terminal and help keep the world moving!

Your Role

As a Material Handling Operative, you will operate the company’s plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. You, ensure that all checks, audits and other paperwork are completed accurately and on time.  Inspecting company plant and equipment for damage, you will report any incidents, accidents, dangerous occurrences or damages to the Operations Supervisor without delay.   You will carry out cleaning duties to ensure company machinery and working areas are kept clean and in line with Peel Ports’ H&S standards.

What you'll bring

You will ideally have previous experience working within an industrial bulk handling or logistics and warehousing environment, with the ability to operate payloaders, skid steers and cranes (gantry, ship and shore).  Experience driving mobile harbour cranes would be beneficial. 

Who we are

As one of the UK’s leading shipping and freight forwarders, we provide a comprehensive portfolio of services by land and sea, including chartering, agency, logistics, customs, forwarding and marine services throughout the UK.  We take pride in the service we offer to meet the individual needs of our customers.

What we can offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we have a strong track record of developing our people to expand their skills and experience and develop their careers.  Valuing and rewarding our workforce is important to us which is why we offer a fantastic range of flexible benefits to choose from, such as:


  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • Matched Contribution Pension
  • Commitment to learning and personal development – Last year we supported over 50,000 hours of training and personal development!
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to colleagues via our Employee Assistance Programme when required


If you believe you have the skills and experience we are seeking and you want to join a thriving and ambitious place to work, we’d really like to hear from you!

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