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Port Operative Job

Date: 29-Jul-2022

Location: Glasgow, GB, G51 4SD

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Port 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 Port Operative role, within the Operations Department, will work within a team to carry out operations efficiently, effectively and in a safe manner, Operating Plant, Equipment and Computer Systems.


Responsibilities will also include:


- Operate and carry out pre-checks on plant, machinery and equipment prior to commencing operations.

- Work to Peel Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments for all activities at all Peel locations.

- Report plant, machinery, equipment and infrastructure defects to the Maintenance department, either via the defect reporting system, radio or to a supervisor without delay.

- Demonstrate commitment to multi-skilled activity where appropriate, including assisting the Maintenance department. Undertaking training as required in order to meet business, customer and individual requirements.

- Cleaning of company machinery, work areas, infrastructure and general housekeeping.

- Complete all operational duties in an effective manner and deliver a safe personal working culture.

- Operate company computer and weighing systems.



Skills and Experience


- Experience of working within an Industrial / Port environment is advantageous.

- Previous experience operating Loading Shovel, FLTs, 360 Excavator or other heavy plant is advantageous.

- Understand and demonstrate commitment to safety policies and procedures.

- Ability to work at heights and within a dusty environment.

- Flexible attitude to working hours in order to meet business and customer requirements.

- A full valid UK driving licence.

- Understanding of permit to work systems and accident / incident reporting.



What we can offer you


By joining Peel Ports, you will be part of an ambitious organisation who is invested over £1 billion 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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