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Port Engineering Assistant

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£24,300 - £25,979
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  • Permanent role from day one
  • Sunderland location
  • Salary £24,300 - £25,979
  • Excellent pension scheme – with options for additional voluntary contributions
  • Day shift only
  • 26 days leaves increasing to 31 with 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
  • Sick pay available increasing with length of service
  • Access to training and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave per year
  • Three days paid leave per year to do voluntary work
  • Employee wellbeing support for mental and physical health
  • Car lease scheme
  • Corporate gym membership and access to Civil Service Sports Council offers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted public travel pass
  • Discounts on local threate and sports events


Westray Recruitment Group is seeking to recruit a Port Engineering Assistant to work within the Port in the Tyne & Wear area on a permanent basis. You will undertake basic daily checks and basic maintenance on bridge and gate systems


  • To undertake grass cutting and horticultural maintenance, clearing leaves and litter, emptying litter and waste bins, assisting with the assembly and dismantling of the ports plant and other equipment, cleaning of plant and equipment, buildings, cabins, changing rooms and toilets, clearing debris from Port perimeter road and infrastructure, and assisting other colleagues in their work.
  • To collect parts and equipment from suppliers and service providers to the port.
  • To report and record customer requests/enquiries, where appropriate, using information technology, health and safety issues, anti-social behaviour and to report/record evidence of problems.
  • Patrol and inspect allocated routes and assess/report any defects. This will include safety inspections of facilities, if appropriate, carry out the necessary minor repairs or, if external contractors are required, to report in accordance with agreed reporting procedures.
  • To assist the Port in fulfilling its duties for examples, snow clearing, gritting under direction as required.
  • To undertake training as required for the post, off site and onsite training.
  • Undertake key holder responsibilities as and when required.
  • To work outdoors in all weather conditions. The job is physically demanding.
  • You may be required to work on weekends and Bank/Public holidays, as well as between Christmas and New Year.
  • To promote and champion a positive organisation-wide culture that reflects the Council’s values.
  • To carry out such duties as may be required by the service as appropriate to the post.
  • Employees working with the public are the visible face of the Council. Employees must maintain clean and tidy vehicles and wear appropriate protective clothing which must be kept clean and tidy. Members of the public must be addressed with courtesy and respect at all times. Any problems in dealing with members of the public should be reported.
  • The above duties and responsibilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.


  • Basic use of hand tools
  • Basic understanding of maintenance/engineering
  • Able to undertake visual inspections
  • Competent to complete daily logs to ensure inspections are completed
  • Driving license and experienced driver
  • Flexible attitude


  • This role is paid between £24,300 - £25, 979 per annum.
  • The hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8am-4:30pm and Friday 8am-1pm.
  • Overtime is paid at single rate, except bank holidays where you will be paid a full day rate payment plus any additional hours worked.


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