Associated British Ports

Port Operative T2

Associated British Ports - Posted 4 months ago
£28k-33k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Port Operator salary records


Immingham, ENG

no experience required
Company size
2k employees

Port Operator Job description

We’re the UK's largest port operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one-quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.


To ensure ABP’s direct operations and agreed customer requirements are met, working in line with; acceptable behavioral safety standards, KPI Targets, environmental compliance, and quality standards. Optimizing performance and continually improving the operation.


  • To work with multiple cargo types, plants, and machinery
  • To be required at times to work across the Humber Ports of Immingham, Grimsby, Hull & Goole 
  • To work to specified targets


  • Participate in any training deemed necessary in order to improve individual skills and knowledge and efficiency of the company. 
  • Subject to suitable training operate Plant and Equipment (including Pre Start checks), during vessel loading /discharging and cargo storage operations.
  • To actively promote ABP’s safety and environmental culture and ensure compliance with Health Safety and Environmental requirements and other legislation including contributing to the development and review of Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.
  • To carry out the job role in accordance with Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and to actively participate in Tool Box Talks.
  • Where relevant, understand and ensure targets are met ensuring that targets and operations remain continuous around safe and timely handover of shifts.
  • Cleaning of equipment and site as required and assisting in various other port duties (some of which may be of a physical nature and may include working at height).
  • Take an active approach in identifying improvements and opportunities to the Operational plan, safety, and environment.
  • Foster good working relationships with other Port users, tenants, and customers. Act as an ABP role model at all times.
  • Actively work towards ABP’s 6 strategic pillars – Putting customers first, creating a great workplace, working safely and sustainably, continual improvement, providing effective infrastructure & being good neighbors.
  • Have a proactive approach towards ABP’s values – Honesty & Openness, Teamwork & Respect, Making a Difference, Exceeding Expectations, Health & Safety

Qualifications and Experience


  • Pro-active attitude to Health and Safety and a willingness to contribute to/improve Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Experience working in a busy & fast-paced environment with the ability to work towards set targets.
  • Full UK driving (car) license and must have own transport.


  • A willingness to attain Port Operations to NVQ level 2/3 or equivalent
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills
  • Ability to navigate IT equipment eg smartphones, handheld terminals, etc
  • Experience in operating plant & equipment preferably in a similar industrial environment (Cranedriving and Cargo Lashing would be particularly advantageous)
  • Previous experience in contributing to Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work would be advantageous

Additional Information

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance, and a range of other benefits.

Please note that ABP undertakes random screening for substance abuse and operates a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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