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Summary

Employer:

Seaham Harbour


Specialism:

Maintenance


Location:

UK


Posted:

3 weeks ago


Closing date:

18 August 2022

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Job Title                    Dockhead Supervisor

Job Overview

Responsibility for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the harbour’s Pilot Boats, Dockhead Infrastructure, Lock Operating System, and Lock Gates.

The Role

The successful candidate will be working in a busy port environment as part of a wider team and report to the Port Manager. They will provide the first point of responsibility for Dockhead Operations and oversee and instruct a small team of operatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code and the Company’s Quality System.
  • Oversee and carry out the safe and effective operation of the lock, dock gates and operating system.
  • To follow Risk Assessments & Safe Systems of Work.
  • Liaising with the marine Pilots in terms of shipping and operational requirements of the tide.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the harbour’s two pilot boats including annual surveys, inspections & compliance with the small commercial vessel code of practice.
  • Mooring of any vessels visiting the harbour.
  • Oversee the maintenance of dock infrastructure including inspection and upkeep of ladders, lifebuoys, fendering, bollards and navigational aids.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the dock gate operating system
  • Procurement of PPE, chandlery, ropes, chains, shackles, and workshop consumables.
  • Pilot Boat Operation – Minimum requirement for pilot boat duties is RYA advanced power boat certificate or an MCA boat masters licence. Training can be provided.

Hours of Work                                

48-hour basic working week which will include weekend work

Periods of 4 hours over each high water.

Minimum Qualification       Preferably educated to marine engineer apprenticeship

Leave      25 days per annum

Salary         A competitive salary accompanies the post and will reflect experience / qualification.

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Responsibility for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the harbour’s Pilot Boats, Dockhead Infrastructure, Lock Operating System, and Lock Gates.

Apply now

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