Cargo Handling Operative in Felixstowe at Pentalver

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Pentalver Transport is an award winning container logistics company with over 30 years’ experience.  We are currently recruiting for a permanent Cargo Handling Operative to join our Cargo department in Felixstowe.  As a Cargo Handling Operative you will be responsible for unloading and loading export/import cargo safely, in line with customer requirements.

The role is full time days with a basic week of 40 hours.

Key responsibilities of the Cargo Handling Operative:


  • Safely secure export loads and safely remove import loads
  • 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/Pentalver requirements.
  • Completing paperwork ensuring all information is accurate and submitted in a timely manner for cargo and daily machine inspection sheets.
  • 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.

Requirements of the Cargo Handling Operative:


  • Valid UK driving licence (category B is required)
  • Counter balance forklift experience, banks man & other related equipment – beneficial
  • Experience with loading and unloading cargo – beneficial
  • A mature approach to H&S
  • A strong team player
  • Flexible to work outside normal business hours and overtime as needed

In return you will receive:


  • Competitive salary
  • Regular overtime
  • Overtime payment at time and a half
  • 20 days of annual leave increasing up to 28 days with the length of service (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Regular training

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