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Jetty and Terminal Operator - Avonmouth

United Kingdom, England, Avonmouth

Job description

GAC UK employs over 200 experts across more than 20 physical offices covering all of the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar. We deliver a wide range of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services to the energy and shipping industries. We also serve specialised sectors like marine leisure, sports and events, automotive and aviation providing complex and time-critical logistics solutions. We apply the highest standard of customer services to everything we do and aim to be industry leaders within all our services.


Due to expansion, GAC is currently recruiting for a fulltime Jetty & Terminal Operator based in Avonmouth to cover Avonmouth and surrounding sites.


A brief summary of the requirements for the role are as follows :-


Jetty and Terminal Operators

  • Ensure and maintain high levels of quality, safety, security, health, and environmental protection by following company and client policies, procedures, and risk assessments at all times. Report any hazards, near misses, incidents, defects, or any other safety-related issues
  • Ensure vessels are moored correctly and in alignment with shore loading arms and connections
  • Ensure vessels provide safe access via correctly rigged gangways and continuously monitor this is maintained throughout operations
  • Connection/ disconnection of loading arms and spool pieces
  • Opening /Closing of valves to ensure product is discharged through the correct pipeline and into the shore tanks as required by the terminal
  • Carry out Ship Shore Checklist and perform repetitive checks in line with ISGOTT to ensure the safe discharge of product
  • Monitor for leaks and adjusting connections as required
  • Shore tank dipping
  • Sample taking from ships, cargo lines, shore tanks, truck bays and testing in line with customers’ requirements
  • Carry out line displacements, stripping operations and pigging operations
  • Accurately record activities and findings throughout the shift
  • The hours of work will be varied, dictated by shipping and tidal conditions


Job requirements

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding and appreciation of a proactive safety culture
  • Marine or terminal experience desired but not necessary as all full training will be provided
  • Full clean driving license with own transport available
  • Willingness to travel between sites (travel costs are covered)

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the GAC UK team, we look forward to receiving your application.


GAC UK is passionate about diversity and inclusion. We joined the Diversity in Maritime Charter to underline our commitment to take tangible steps to optimise the diversity within our organisation, resulting in positive change for the benefit of all. We are committed to encouraging our people and partners to celebrate diversity and to continually review their personal and professional actions and behaviour with regard to equality.

In 2021, we launched our ten-year sustainability programme – MARS25. Our first target date of end 2025 encourages evidenced behavioural change in line with the actions set out in our strategy, for the improved well-being of our people, and to reduce our impact on the planet.

The MARS25 mission statement is: “We are committed to significantly reducing our environmental impact, improving the well-being of our people, and influencing our stakeholders to do the same.” Watch our short video to find out more.


We are also committed to promoting understanding, change and better mental health for all. Alongside our internal mental health and well-being initiatives, we also support SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Mind, working with adults and children across the UK to provide mental health social care, information and advice to people with mental health problems.

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