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Port Operative

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Great Yarmouth, GB, NR30 3GY

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 provide a first class labour supply/cargo handling service for all customers, carrying out such duties safely and efficiently on a daily basis.


Responsibilities will also include:


- Carry out duties including, but 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.

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

- Deliver cargo handling duties that may include but are not limited to slinging, banksman, cargo lashing, counterbalance fork truck driving, skid steer and loading shovel, crane, materials handler.

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

- Liaise with the Operations Department to ensure tasks are identified and carried out to meet customer requirements.

- Ensure performance within the Department is at a high standard and customer’s instructions are precisely followed.

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



Skills and Experience


- Previous knowledge and experience of cargo operations is ideal but not essential. Experience of Construction or Port Industries is advantageous.

- Comprehensive understanding of health and safety best practice.

- A flexible approach to working hours.

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

- A full valid driving licence is essential. A valid FLT licence would be advantageous.



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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