Shunter Driver

Our client based in Belfast Harbour is currently hiring Shunter Drivers to work on their sites around the port. This position will be full time with a view of becoming permanent after 12 weeks probationary period. As Belfast Harbour is in operation 24/7 you will work four, 12 hour shifts per week. Please see below for the two shifts available.

Position: Shunter Drivers

Location: Belfast Harbour

Duration: Temporary to Permanent

Rate of Pay: £12.60 per hour

Overtime: £15.05 per hour (After 44 hours)

Hours of Work: Two Shifts available (Once you are on one you will stay on that shift)

Wednesday to Sunday, 7am to 7pm (1 day off between Wednesday & Sunday)

Off on Monday & Tuesdays every week


Saturday to Wednesday, 7am to 7pm (1 day off between Saturday & Wednesday)

Off on Thursday & Fridays every week

Applicants would need to be flexible with client working hours as they may be required to work overtime during busy periods.

Benefits: Free on-site car parking, over time available, pension and holiday contributions, PPE Supplied

Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Transporting containers to and from sites.
  • Inspecting vehicles and trailers.
  • Ensuring the safe movement of large vehicles and trailers around Belfast Harbour
  • Adhering to strict health and safety guidelines.
  • Coupling and uncoupling trailers.
  • All other duties as required by the client.

Essential Criteria:

  • Valid HGV 1 Licence OR Shunter Certificate
  • Previous HGV/ Shunting experience

Ashton Recruitment is acting as a Recruitment Business.

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