Experienced port operator / Heavy plant operator

Job Details

Cattedown Wharves
Plymouth, UK
High School, Some College
August 2, 2016


Post title: Experienced port operator / Heavy plant operator

Responsible to: Wharf manager – Wharf supervisor

Job purpose:

To engage in the safe movement of cargo to and from vessels / stores and road freight and general warehouse duties.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Driving heavy plant (Volvo front loader / A25 Dumper) in and operational environment. 
  • To assist with a busy Port operation in Plymouth including the loading and unloading of cargoes, to and from ship’s or from road transport, warehouses containers.
  • Previous port experience is highly desirable.
  • Ability to follow safe systems of work and risk assessments
  • Must be willing to undergo training to operate new machinery.
  • Must have a positive, self-motivated attitude and be a team player.
  • Work flexible hours in line with vessel arrival / sailing schedules including weekends and occasional unsociable hours.

Required experience:


  • Full driving licence


  • Previous experience in a cargo handling Port
  • Previous experience using a large material handler (Fuchs / Liebherr)


  • Weighbridge
  • First aid
  • RA & safe systems of work
  • Skid steer
  • MEWP
  • Working safely (IOSH)
  • Basic fire fighting
  • Slinger signaler