General Purpose Marine Operative

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    Associated British Ports
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    General Purpose Marine Operative
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Here at Associated British Ports in South Wales we are currently recruiting for a General Purpose Marine Operative to join us at our Port in Barry. The General Purpose Marine Operative will assist the Coxswain of a pilot launch to meet the statutory duties of the Harbour Authority. In addition to this you may also undertake a range of tasks on the port.

It is essential that you have a flexible approach as you will be working tidal shifts. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an interest in maritime and seeking a career within the industry.

For this position we offer a competitive salary and an excellent range of benefits.


  • Assist the Pilot Launch Coxswain in the operation of the Pilot launch.
  • Assist the Coxswain to convey pilots and other authorized persons as requested by LPS and provide for the safe transfer of pilots and others to/from vessels as directed.
  • Assist the Coxswain to maintain the launch in carrying out routing checks and maintenance and repairing minor defects.
  • Ensure any defects are reported to the Coxswain.
  • Ensure pilot ladders appear in good order and are rigged in accordance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in the investigation of pollution reports within the arear and take samples where required.
  • Willing to undertake training to Coxswain.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Marine Maintenance Manager.

Skills, experiences, qualifications and competencies


  • Experience of working on small vessels preferably power driven vessels.
  • Computer literate including Word & Excel Outlook to effectively handle company systems.
  • Able to communicate via VHF radio to provide concise instruction to vessels arriving or departing.
  • Able to carry out routing tasks without supervision.
  • Full UK driving licence.


  • Working knowledge Marine Safety / Quality Management systems and procedures.
  • Experience of operating commercial work boats and vessels under 24mtrs LOA.

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