Port Operative

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Here at ABP (Associated British ports) we are looking for a committed and reliable individual to join the Operations Department in Teignmouth to help support the safe, efficient and successful running of the port.

You will be a proactive and safety conscious individual who will work with multiple cargo types, plant and machinery to agreed targets and deadlines.

This is a great opportunity to develop your career within ABP. As an ABP employee you will receive hands-on training to develop your skills and knowledge in port operations and compliance. This will equip you to operate plant and equipment (including pre-start checks), during vessel loading /discharging and cargo storage operations.

Role accountabilities

  • To work safely and responsibly in all aspects of the role. Input to the development of Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and participate in Tool Box Talks.
  • Undertake core cargo handling operations including operating the following machinery: Front Loading Shovel, Fork Lift Truck, Skidsteer, Mobile Lifting Platform, Mobile Material Handling Cranes, Tugmaster and bagging equipment.
  • To work as part of the cargo handling team and assist in general port operations
  • Physically prepare and move cargo and assist in the preparation of stores.
  • Ensure good housekeeping on the Port as directed by the supervisors.
  • Undertake basic maintenance tasks as required across all port assets.
  • Travel to ABP Plymouth Port to assist with operations as required to undertake mooring/unmooring operations and to supervise traffic on and off the ferries.
  • Work flexibly to permit full operational benefit of labour.

Essential requirements

  • To work in compliance with the ABP Safety, Environmental and Security policies.
  • Existing Licence holder for operational plant.
  • Aptitude to learn new skills and have a flexible outlook.
  • Ability to fit into and enhance the existing Teignmouth and Plymouth operations team.
  • Be physically fit and be able to carry out manual task.

Desirable requirements

  • Previous experience of working in a port or other similar marine or operational environment.

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