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General Operative

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Great Yarmouth, GB, NR30 3GY

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - General 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 General Operative role, within the Operations Department, will be responsible for providing first class labour supply and cargo handling services for all customers which includes but is not limited to, the handling and transportation of freight and goods on/off vessels/vehicles and to/from storage areas, plus other processes such as palletisation, stuffing/de-stuffing of containers and warehouse operations.  This role is a Zero Hours Contract.


Responsibilities will also include:


- Ensure compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and Procedures and have the highest regard for health and safety best practise.

- Carry out cargo handling duties that may include but are not limited to slinging, banksman, cargo lashing (including containers), counterbalance fork truck driving (including various attachments), skid steer and loading shovel (including various attachments), crane, materials handler

- Conduct clerical duties which may include but are not limited to gatehouse work, cargo tallying, checking and weighbridge operator.

- Consistently produce work to an accurate standard to meet targets required within the department.

- Remain flexible and reactive to changing operational requirements.

- Adhere to enhanced operator responsibilities.

- Ensure safe, careful and efficient vessel load/discharge in accordance with safe systems of work.

- Liaise with the Operations Department to ensure requirements for labour are achieved.



Skills and Experience


- Previous experience of operational plant is advantageous, including Fork Lift Trucks and Skid steer.

- Previous knowledge Cargo Operations would be desirable.

- Good understanding of Health and Safety best practice.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to adapt to varying customer requirements.

- Proven experience of multi-tasking, ensuring deadlines are adhered to.

- 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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