Thursday, 12 September 2019

PORT OPERATIVE VACANCY PORT OF FELIXSTOWE



PORT OPERATIVE The Role

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain's biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe. The port handles over 4 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes over 4,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today.

Container Operations is our core business where we receive vessels and load and discharge containers. We also offer our customers excellent Rail Operations, Examination facilities and Roll-On, Roll-Off facility.

To support the continued growth of the business we are looking to recruit a number of Port Operatives to drive our internal movement vehicles (IMV) transporting containers to different areas across the Port. As a 24hr/7 day operation we are looking to increase our resource to service the peaks and troughs we experience as a business.
Key Requirements


  •   Drive plant equipment, initially Internal Movement Vehicles (IMV) to transport containers around the Port to meet customer requirements.

  •   Obtain a minimum of two operational skills to be used flexibly within the defined shift pattern to support the workload peaks and cover absences where required.

  •   Carry out all aspects of IMV driving duties in support of port operations including the use of information technology systems and ancillary work connected with such operations.

  •   Carry out all aspects of any other skill obtained in support of port operations; these may include but not limited to: Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane (RTG), Crane Coordinator, Stevedore

  •   Demonstrate a flexible approach to all work, utilising relevant licences to operate plant or perform other duties where required.

  •   Undertake reasonable training that the company may require.

  •   Strive to achieve consistently high levels of productivity and customer service, meeting
    performance targets.

  •   Ensure compliance to all policies, procedures and standard operating practices, with
    recommendations for action and continuous improvement. For full details, please refer to the JD1212.
    Who are we looking for?

    Suitable applicants should meet the following criteria:
  •   Full DVLA driving licence.

  •   Ability to obtain Internal Movement Vehicle licence (IMV) with 3 weeks of training.

  •   Keen focus on ensuring Health & Safety standards are met and maintained.

  •   Proactive, can-do attitude with a flexible approach to work recognising the requirement to deliver
    to meet customer expectations. It would be advantageous to have:

  •   HGV license

  •   Previous shift working experience

    Please apply via the Port-al. The selection process will involve a competency based interview and psychometric assessment.



    Felixstowe

    Container Division

    circa £30,000 including bonus and shift pay

    The Port of Felixstowe is Britain's biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe. The port handles over 4 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes over 4,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today. 

    Container Operations is our core business where we receive vessels and load and discharge containers. We also offer our customers excellent Rail Operations, Examination facilities and Roll-On, Roll-Off facility. 

    To support the continued growth of the business we are looking to recruit a number of Port Operatives to drive our internal movement vehicles (IMV) transporting containers to different areas across the Port. As a 24hr/7 day operation we are looking to increase our resource to service the peaks and troughs we experience as a business. Please see the attached advert and job description for more information and click on the links below to have a 360 tour of the Port of Felixstowe:


    Please note that applicants must be aged 19 years and over at the point of application and hold a full UK valid driving licence. Experience of working shifts and holding a valid HGV licence is advantageous, however, is not necessary. 

    Please note that, due to the high volume of applications for this role, it can take some time for us to process your application.

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