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Job Description

Department: Port Cargo
Reports To: Operations Manager

Job Purpose

The job holder will be a fully trained and qualified member of the Port  Operational Team.

Duties of the Post Holder

The jobholder will be trained and competent to operate a range of plant and equipment, to ensure the safe and efficient handling and storage of cargo loads. he duties of the position include landside operations such as Slinger/Signaller and hatchman as well as operating a 16 tonne Forklift and Tug/Maffi.

The job holder will also be required to hold a number of Tier 1 Quayside skills as determined by the business needs.

The position requires the post holder to work flexible hours to meet Cargo needs and port wide operational requirements. The post holder requires a flexible approach to working hours and the availability to work at short notice.

Position will report to Duty Operations Manager and Operations Manager, under the supervision of Operations Controllers, Warehouse Controllers and Container and Export Controller.

  • To complete and file all relevant documentation in accordance with our procedures and standards.
  • To follow all operational practices, risk assessments and method statements in accordance with the ports Cargo
  • Ensure all safety issues are dealt with promptly.
  • To raise quality non-conformances via the reporting system where an issue has been identified where customer
    services or statutory requirements are being affected.
  • To assist, where necessary, in the training of new staff.
  • To identify and manage risks, particularly those that affect safety, and to ensure that all tasks under your control are performed with the utmost regard for health and safety. To facilitate effective communication on risk and safety issues.
  •  To comply with environmental instructions and to identify potential risks to the environment, or areas where
    environmental impact can be reduced.
  • To maintain high standards of behaviour and appearance in accordance with the Company’s dress code and
    customer’s expectations consistent with upholding the Board’s good name and reputation.
  • To wear and keep clean specified items of uniform clothing, whether provide by the Company’s or not, in
    accordance with the Company’s Uniform & Staff Appearance Policy.
  • To wear and keep clean personal protective equipment, including high visibility clothing, (and life jackets where appropriate), in accordance with the departments requirements and Dock Regulations.
  • To carry out all duties in compliance with the policies and procedures in the staff handbook.
  • To comply with all safety instructions and to accept responsibility for our own safety and the safety of others
    who may be affected by what you do. To identify potential risks in the work area and to report such risks
    promptly to management.
  • To perform other duties assigned by the Controller from time to time. Such duties will, however be reasonable in relation to the jobholders skills, abilities and status.



  • Level 1 in Maths & English or equivalent standard
  • 16 tonne Fork Lift Truck Operator Qualification
  • Slinger/Signaller
  • Tug/Maffi


  • Level 2/GSCE in Maths & English or equivalent standard
  • First Aid Training Qualification
  • Safety Awareness Certificate
  • LGV 1 or 2 driving licence
  • Slinger/Signaller
  • Pallet Truck Operator Qualification
  • Reach Truck Operator Qualification
  • 5 tonne Fork Lift Truck Operator Qualification


  • Manual Handling
  • Lifting equipment application
  • Working flexible hours


  • Cargo ship operations
  • Slinger/Signaller

Specialist Skills and Knowledge

  • Interpretation of SWL/WLL test certificates
  • H&SAWA Regulations
  • Risk Assessment application


  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Mooring capabilities

General Skills and Abilities

  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Clear communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work alone and make considered decisions
  • Evidence of team working and positive attitude towards team and business development
  • Basic computer literacy


  • Able to meet H&SAWA medical criteria for operating lifting plant and equipment
  • Able to climb ladders
  • Able to work at heights
  • Able to lift and carry loads of up to 30 Kgs
  • Good fitness standards
  • Able to work in all weathers and heat conditions
  • Comfortable working in confined spaces

General Comments

A very flexible approach to working hours. The ability to work at short notice or deal with operational changes on working hours at short notice is essential.

A willingness to learn new skills and keenness to uphold and maintain competency in skills already attained.

Ability to demonstrate self development.

Jobs in Maritime recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination.

We will not discriminate based on gender, race, marital status, disability, age, health, employment status, sexual orientation, or religion.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or hold UK permanent residency.