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Maintenance Engineer based in Purfleet

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Engineer to join a strong engineering team to assist with maintaining, repairing and inspecting the Terminal equipment.

The maintenance workshop supports the engineering function in a busy and expanding Ro-Ro Shipping terminal on the North bank of the River Thames, which provides stevedoring facilities for the import/export of trailers and containers and new cars to and from the continent.

Main duties:

  • To service, inspect, clean and repair all Terminal equipment including Tractor units, Reach Stackers, Forklifts, RTG’s and any other associated port equipment.
  • To be flexible and dynamic in your work ethic and approach to meet demand.
  • To produce high quality repairs to all equipment ensuring policy compliance, correct application of repair procedures and engineering principles.
  • To embrace the development and introduction of policies and procedures to improve expenditure and efficiency of the engineering department.
  • Liaise with Terminal Managers and Supervisors on the maintenance activities of equipment to minimise disturbance to operations.
  • Deal with contractors, suppliers and customers.
  • To uphold Health and safety standards directed by the Company, Manufacturers and Legislation.
  • To highlight, take part in and conduct training based on competency for yourself and apprentices.
  • Undertake other tasks within your remit as required by the Engineering Management team.


  • Qualified to minimum City & Guilds Level 3 in an Engineering practice or equivalent in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or have equivalent experience of working on a Port Terminal.
  • Desirable to have 10 years post apprenticeship experience.
  • Ideally, will hold a formal H&S Qualification and/or be aware of RA’s and their necessity.
  • IT literate on multiple platforms including Microsoft Office and/or relevant equipment maintenance software.
  • Holds a Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Possess strong problem solving and fault diagnosis skills.
  • Have good knowledge of diesel engines, transmission and electronics systems.
  • Committed with an excellence work ethic.

In return we offer an attractive salary with a benefit package.


If you are interested in applying to for this position please send your up-to-date CV and covering letter to

Closing Date: Monday 31st January, 2022

Interview Date: TBA