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Container Terminal Operatives (Straddle Drivers)

Category: Job Finding

Container Terminal Operatives (Straddle Drivers) A key part of container handling is managing the movements of shipping containers within the Port, a role in which many of the current Terminal Management Team have learned their trade. Now, new operatives are required to cope with the current business expansion and that’s where Container Terminal Straddle Drivers come in.

Employed directly by Port of Tilbury London Ltd, the role begins with three weeks of one-to-one training in driving the equipment and general Port operations with one of our accredited RTITB trainers. After passing, you will be given full responsibility to work alongside the team on the Terminal.

The Role

• Safely operating a 70 tonne Container Handling Straddle Carrier
• Identifying and moving containers to and from vessels, trucks and trains
• Distributing shipping containers throughout our storage yards

Successful candidates will have

• Full UK Driving Licence
• Ability to work at heights
• The flexibility, positivity & reliability to work days, nights and weekends on a 5 in 7 basis
• Experience of working within a port environment or with heavy plant is preferred but not essential


Excellent pay and opportunities for overtime are available, as well as a generous Annual Leave entitlement and Pension Scheme.

London Container Terminal offers the successful candidates direct employment as well as opportunities to progress into all areas of operations; many of our Straddle Carrier Drivers have progressed to senior roles across the Port of Tilbury. Therefore, the role provides excellent future development prospects and can lead to a diverse and exciting career path.

We’re very proud to be working with the Career Transition Partnership to provide you with this exciting opportunity, and so if you think you’d be the right fit, please send a copy of your CV using CTP’s RightJob reference N352799 to Joan Gillies on [email protected] or give her a call on 01375 852212. We look forward to hearing from you!

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