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Jetty Operator - Eastham

  • Eastham, England, United Kingdom

Job description

GAC UK is looking for candidates for the role of Jetty Operator to be based in Eastham. Could it be you?

GAC UK employs over 300 experts across more than 25 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 the sectors we serve.

Due to expansion, GAC UK are currently recruiting for Jetty Operators in Eastham.

The Jetty Operator role forms a key part of the Marine & Terminal Services (MATS) department. The Jetty Operators undertake mooring operations and management of the ship / shore interface to transfer Petro-chemicals safely and efficiently. The role provides our clients with first class services with a key focus on the promotion of a safe efficient working environment as the essential link between the Vessel, the Terminals, refineries, GAC Management and Port’s Operational teams.

Training and familiarisation for the role and responsibilities will be provided. There will be a 6-month probation period and ongoing role related professional development.


  • Maintain a positive safety culture, ensuring compliance with client and company requirements, risk assessments, procedures, industry guidance and legislation.
  • Undertake mooring operations and Jetty Operations which involve elements of manual handling and movement.
  • Perform connection and disconnection processes of loading arms / hoses, including crane work. This will involve working shoreside and onboard the vessels.
  • Undertake supervision of Ship Shore interface
  • Accurately record all activities and findings throughout the time on duty
  • Travel to a variety of locations as required to supply terminal and marine services
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to maintaining good relations both in person and over the phone
  • Take part in training as necessary to develop within the role

Job requirements

The ideal candidate 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 licence
  • Manual handling certificate (desired but not essential)
  • First Aid certificate (desired but not essential)
  • Experience of working in line with OCIMF ISGOTT (desired but not essential)

The Package

GAC gives you the opportunity to work for an employer who is committed to offering all our staff an enjoyable and rewarding career, with significant training and development prospects. In addition, you will receive a variety of benefits including:

· 24 days’ annual leave per year, based on 32 day rolling shift pattern

· Day off on your birthday

· Access to Vitality Full Private Medical Insurance

· Company pension

· Life assurance

· Eyecare scheme

· Employee assistance programme

· Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits

· Retail discounts scheme

In 2021, we launched our ten-year sustainability programme – MARS30. We are committed to “growing long term customer relationships across multiple products, whilst significantly reducing our environmental impact, improving the well-being of our people, and influencing our stakeholders to do the same.” We will accomplish our by mission by completing objectives aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At GAC UK, who you are is just as important as what you do. The GAC Spirit reflects our culture across the company, emphasising loyalty and understanding between management and staff. We recognise that people’s lives extend far beyond their jobs. By promoting a healthy combination of work and play we achieve a happier workforce, delivering service excellence. We have a team of 16 Mental Health First Aiders across the UK and a Wellbeing Working Group who meet monthly and regularly launch new internal wellbeing initiatives.

We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and joined the Diversity in Maritime Charter to underline our commitment to take tangible steps to optimise the diversity within our organisation.

In January 2023, Macmillan Cancer Support became our official charity of the year. Together, GAC UK and Macmillan Cancer Support will be working to help people with cancer and their loved ones live life as fully as they can.

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