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Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Hull, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Role: Fitter

Location: Hull (King George Dock)  




To ensure that all ABP’s direct operations and agreed customer requirements are met at all times in line with accepted safety, environmental working and quality standards.




  • Carryout maintenance works in a diligent and timely manner in order to meet the requirements of port operations both individually and as part of a larger team (including third party contractors as required).  All in accordance with ABP’s Safety procedures, risk assessments, and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Ensure compliance with Health Safety and Environmental requirements and other legislation including contributing to the development and review of Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and TBT’s as required.
  • To communicate as required during servicing operations and the repair of plant and equipment
  • Look to contribute to a continual improvement culture amongst staff, through the development of improved systems/procedures that will drive forward all aspects of the terminal operation.
  • To carry out the job role in accordance with company Safety Organisation and Arrangements policy and in accordance with Process Safety requirements.
  • Maintain the ‘preventative maintenance’ programme within the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) as required in order that information may be both entered and retrieved, including the entering/creation of work orders for unplanned works.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Semi-Skilled Engineers and Apprentices in undertaking the works in a safe, cost effective and timely manner.
  • Operate both ABP’s and hired vehicles, plant and equipment subject to any necessary training having been provided.
  • Undertake all works commensurate with both their trade and other disciplines subject to either appropriate training or ability to carry out the works.


About you:


You will be a fully qualified mechanically biased engineer with experience of working in the industrial or heavy commercial sectors. The role is on an 11 week rota basis which includes early, late, night and day shifts. You will be responsible for assisting with the maintenance process for all mechanical plant at our Hull King George Dock which includes jetties, lock gates, cranes, heavy bulk handling and lifting systems.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications:




  • A sound knowledge of Health & Safety legislation.
  • An understanding of Process Safety.
  • Time served with an Engineering qualification (ONC/HNC or equivalent) in a mechanical bias.
  • Maintenance Experience
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Service and Customer driven with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Pro-active approach.
  • Sound I.T skills which should include Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Strong problem solving skills




  • Experience of a computerised work order system.
  • Previous experience of working in a port or similar environment
  • Good understanding of the companies Policies and Procedures
  • Experience of Compex or DSEAR
  • Experience of operating plant and equipment


The role comes with a competitive basic salary plus an excellent benefits package including 26 days holiday (plus bank holidays & the option to purchase up to 5 additional days), private healthcare and wellness schemes, pension starting at 8%, range of discounts with a number of retailers and companies including BMW and Hyundai and a variety of charitable initiatives.



Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.