Boatyard Operative

Job Title: Boatyard Operative
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: 17000 - 23000
Reference: HK 2019 -1
Contact Name: Sarah Curtis
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 02, 2019 10:15

Job Description

We are a small family run boatyard in Pin Mill on the river Orwell in Suffolk, seeking a new person to join our dedicated team, looking after around 170 boats of different types and sizes. The main tasks would involve moving boats around the yard with tractor and trailer, launching boats and towing out to their allocated mooring on the river, servicing moorings and our pontoon, maintenance work on yard plant, vessels and equipment, and general yard repairs. Must to able to work in pairs or part of a small team as well as independently, and demonstrate you are willing to learn new skills and quickly adjust to different situations as they arise. Experience working with and/or driving plant would be a bonus, as would working on the water, but not essential if you demonstrate a willingness to learn (and would be good to know if you don't suffer from sea-sickness)! All in-house training and PPE supplied. Our working week is Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm but often our working day has to fit around the tides and so coffee and lunch break times may vary. An opportunity to have a good look around the yard and on the water will be available during the interview process. A trial period working alongside the staff member leaving us (to join the Police Force) as well the rest of the team will be offered to any successful candiate before a permanent job is secured.