General Stevedore Operative

The Role… A vacancy has arisen for a General Stevedore Operative in the North Terminal working in J Gang at Immingham. You will be responsible for handling and preparing all cargoes during working operations of any allocated Ro-Ro, Lo-Lo, conventional vessels and any / all associated Terminal activities. The role will be accountable to ensure that all operations are carried out correctly and in accordance with any legislative requirements and Company policy in a safe and efficient manner.



  • Load, discharge and restow ships.
  • Tally cargo, check for any anomalies.
  • Plug and unplug temperature-controlled units as directed.
  • Handle all cargo for storage, warehousing or any other purpose, within the Terminal area,
  • Segregate hazardous cargo and handle hazardous cargo correctly at all times.
  • Examine cargo to check for damage, discrepancies, hazards etc.
  • Report any damage to cargo, plant or equipment as soon as it becomes apparent.
  • Use of Terminal Computer Systems.
  • Lashing and Securing Cargo.
  • Manual Handling.
  • Ensure the Terminals are kept clear, clean and safe for working at all times.
  • Ensure all aspects of ISPS security controls according to Department for Transport (Maritime Security Compliance) legislation are carried out in the correct manner.
  • Check all mechanical handling equipment is in working order and that daily defect reports are completed.



  • Adhere to all relevant policies, operating procedures, and standards at all times.
  • Understand and working in compliance with the Icare Advancement Scheme
  • Carry out any other role or task that is commensurate with the spirit and purpose of this job description.
  • Be able to work on a 24 hour On-Call rota.
  • Ensure all mechanical handling equipment is in full working order and that daily defect reports are completed.
  • Ensure the correct PPE is worn as required.
  • Ensure that all safe methods of work are followed and that you have read, understand and signed all relevant procedures.
  • Always work with due care and attention to ensure the personal safety of yourself and others.
  • Ensure all associated Damage forms/Accident injury forms etc. are completed before the end of the shift and information is thoroughly forwarded to Foremen, Supervisors and/or Operational Management.
  • Identify operational problems and either resolve them or recommend solutions.
  • Ensure all equipment is returned to the correct area after use. (Tugs, ramps, lifting gear etc.)
  • Attend training sessions and meetings as required using them to make a positive contribution to the business.


DFDS Benefits:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Regular Team social events for employees and families
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing

If you want to be part of a growing and forward-thinking business that puts its colleagues first, please apply today and join our team!  We will evaluate applicants on an ongoing basis.  We are an inclusive equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all. #WE MOVE FOR ALL TO GROW 







Christine Deighton