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Port MSO

Full time
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Transport, shipping & logistics
1,001-5,000 employees
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Our commitment to you, once you join our team, is to foster growth and provide developmental opportunities to ensure you reach your utmost potential.

Purpose of Job

Ensure gantry cranes, mobile heavy lifting equipment, plant and ancillary equipment (for which the job holder is certified as competent to operate) is operated and driven in a safe manner; prepare and shunt freight trains in a safe manner as laid down in Freightliner Group standards and Local Working Instructions. Participate in the general working of the site, with the aim of providing service excellence to our customers at Felixstowe and Southampton.

Dimensions of the Job

Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with Freightliner Group Standards and Local Working Instructions and sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Shift Working to include weekends

Principal Activities

When directed by management complete the following activities in a timely and efficient manner:

  • Where competent and required undertake daily operator checks of all gantry cranes, mobile lifting equipment and other mobile plant and ancillary equipment, ensuring that all relevant paperwork is completed. Where competent and required operate gantry cranes, mobile empty and heavy lifting equipment, company vehicles, plant and ancillary equipment and internal movement vehicles as authorised to do so, giving flexibility as and when required.

  • Arrive and depart freight trains strictly in accordance with Local Working Instructions, Personal & Safety Directive 0233, Working Manual For Rail Staff and management instructions

  • Carry out wagon/container number checks on train arrivals, checking container locking mechanisms are unengaged and retrieving documents when requested by supervisor to assist and when it is safe and practical to do so.

  • Undertake train-shunting duties.

  • Ensure prompt reporting of any mishap, near miss, lifted wagons or any other problem, completing all relevant supporting documentation.

  • Attend safety briefings and adhere to instructions contained therein.

  • Attend any training course that will improve competence to meet job requirements and improve safety.

  • Management would reasonably expect staff to remain on duty during peak handling periods or where late running trains could potentially impact on the site’s ability to maintain a quality service for the company’s customers, provided that any excedence of duty is properly authorised.

  • Participate in the development of new staff in all aspects of terminal operations by conducting mentoring duties under the direction of the Freightliner national training manager.

  • Assist in the general running and upkeep of the site within their skill base and capabilities.

  • Where in existence operate signals, port/level crossings and change points as required prior to each shunting movement.

  • Where in existence assist in operation of Overheight Detector on all departing freight services if required by local working instructions.

  • At all times maintain effective communication with other parties, for example SCT, relevant clerks and train drivers.

  • Where in existence operate movement warning bell and work under laid down depot protection.

  • Liaise with Police regarding traffic control when required by Port Duty Manager.

  • Assist other Port Operatives and Engineers as required and instructed by Supervisor/Manager.

  • Undertake other duties as directed by management commensurate with competence.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team