Job Details

Cargo Handler

Ref: VAC-12572
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Felixstowe
  • Industry: Warehousing
  • Discipline: Forklift Driver
  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Our client is a leading provider of container-related services in the UK with a diverse portfolio of customers. They are seeking to recruit an experienced Cargo Handler to work in their Felixstowe depot.

Responsible to:
Cargo Handling Manager, Charge hand/Foreman, Cargo Handling Administrator
Responsible for:
Checking containers are suitable for general use, securing loads safely and in line with company safe systems procedures/customer requirements.
Liaison with:
Forklift drivers, yard staff, customers, potential customers, visiting drivers and Managers

Main Duties
* Safely secure export loads and safely remove import loads, following company procedures at all time
* General inspection of containers prior to loading for export and on arrival for import (ensuring not damaged prior to unloading) ensuring loads are safe and presented in accordance with customer and company requirements
* Complete paperwork ensuring all information is accurate and submitted in a timely manner for cargo and daily machine inspection sheets
* Communicate effectively with the cargo handling office, understand requirements and give accurate information as required
* Maintain high standards of good housekeeping, with particular attention to the working area – equipment/tools to be stored in relevant areas, sweeping and picking up any rubbish especially nails or sharp objects
* Ensure containers are stacked in accordance with the safe system, in a safe manner
* Effective and appropriate use of tools/equipment in the correct manner wearing required PPE
* Maintain health and safety standards within your own working area and looking out for colleagues, customers and visiting drivers, always wear relevant PPE and ensure others are.
* Raising any concerns or issues accordingly to your manager or the H&S Manager.

Key Skills
Full UK driving licence
Counter balance forklift experience, banks man & other related equipment – beneficial
Experience with loading and unloading cargo – beneficial
A mature approach to H&S
Proactive, innovative and creative approach to problem solving
The ability to ensure job records are recorded, with attention to detail
Numerical and analytical skills
A strong team player, encouraging a team working environment with the commitment to drive and support others as required
A versatile and flexible approach to work, working as a team to achieve department targets for completion of jobs to customer’s requirements


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