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Equipment operators (drivers)



Solomon Islands Ports Authority invites applications from interested and suitable applicants with relevant driving license, experience and attributes for the position of 4 Operators (Drivers) which needs to be filled immediately in the Operations Department.


Purpose of the Position


The Port Operations is charged to provide safe and efficient transfers of cargoes to and from ship and provide efficient warehousing and container storage services in support of the organization corporate objectives.


Roles / Responsibilities


  • Carry out safe, economic and efficient cargo and container handling in the port
  • Perform 2 x 12 hours shift on ship operations and 8 hours during non-ship days
  • Checking equipment before operating the equipment
  • Report mechanical fault to superiors where necessary during and after ship operations
  • Transferring containers from ship side to final set down point in the port
  • Transferring containers and cargoes from stack to quay site for loading to ship
  • Preparing containers for loading and backloading
  • Carry out other duties necessary as prescribed by the Transport Supervisor


Desirable Attributes


  • Passion to deliver results and provide excellent service
  • Supportive and effective teamwork
  • Honesty, fairness and integrity
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Able to work during odd hours including weekends when required
  • Self-confidence, highly organised, innovative and self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Good behaviour and attitude to work


Qualification / experience


  • Valid driving license with clean police record
  • Experience of 5 years and above
  • A self-starter (ability to work on your own and be relied upon)


Solomon Islands Ports Authority is an equal opportunity employer and provides industry standard benefits and good working conditions to its employees.


If you have the relevant qualification, experience, attributes and have the right desire work for the Authority, please submit your application by mail or visit our Administration Office along the Commonwealth Street, Dowling Drive, Point Cruz.


Applications can be sent in writing marked “Equipment Operators” and addressed to:


Head of Human Resources

S I Ports Authority

P O Box 307



Closing date: 15th of November 2019 at 4.30 pm.


Further details about the position please contact Assistant Operation Manger Wilfred Maefiri on 22646 extension 2062 or email: