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Authorized to work in: European Union Present Location: Spain, Malaga Relocation: Anywhere (International)
Fork Lift Driver
1. Summary (Cover Letter) - CV/Resume Part 1 [Mandatory]
I’d like to be considered for a position as a crane operator, rigger or deckhand. I have a broad maritime experience both onshore and at sea. I’m currently living Spain where I work as a logistics supervisor for a large logistics company. My aim is to return to the maritime industry and obtain a permanent position by utilising the skills I’ve attained. My CV, details my employment history to date and I’ve included a brief summary here.
My first position on leaving school was in the Army where I was trained as a Stevedore. Following extensive training my duties involved operating cranes (mobile and static). Rigging and slinging along with vessel loading/discharging also formed a major part of my role. On average I was at sea for 3-4 months a year on R.F.A. vessels. During one posting I spent 6 months on a troop ship (between Ascension and Falklands) as a cargo supervisor. Responsibilities included maintenance and inspection of cranes and forklifts. Later during my service I was also responsible for training and assessing new recruits in dockside duties.
When my Army service ended I was employed as a Stevedore in Southampton Docks. Once again I was operating cranes, rigging and slinging. I spent 2 to 3 months a year on a work boat as a rigger, using capstans and winches in the Solent shipping channel. The position involved lifting and replacing buoys and channel markers for maintenance. I was also the in house Machine Handling Equipment trainer.
My ambition is to work at sea or in an offshore role. I am prepared to travel worldwide in order to fulfil this objective. I’ve completed a North Sea (BOSIET) sea survival course and an offshore Greenhand course. Both of these were completed at my own expense. I work well on my own initiative and as part of a team. I have an easygoing nature and get on with others with the minimum of fuss. My forces background has given rise to a personal discipline that guarantees punctuality and commitment to any task given.
I’d be grateful if you would consider me for any vacancies you have that may be suitable. Given the opportunity I would relish the chance to discuss my application with you in more detail.
2. Work Experience - CV/Resume Part 2 [Mandatory]
· Trained in rigging all types of ships gear in common use and operating winches
· Knowledge of sling design and block and tackle work
· Experienced in calculating the safe working load of rigging gear used in cargo work
· Working knowledge of knots and can splice wire rope
· Ability to recognise the capacity of, and make repairs to common items of handling gear
· Experienced in safety critical work in a hazardous environment
3. Education & Training - CV/Resume Part 3 [Mandatory]
British Army Certificates of Competence to include:-
Stevedoring - including rigging, winch operation, crane driving, vessel evacuation
Docking line gang work
Fork Lift Driving/Handling
Fire Training/First Aid
HGV 1 Licence
BOSIET and OFFSHORE MEDICAL
HELICOPTER REFUELLING OPITO
6. Additional Information - CV/Resume Part 6 [Optional]
· Ability to draw on a wide-range of technical expertise
· Articulate and effective team player
· Consistently works to the highest professional standards
· Thrives when working as part of a team
· Able to work under own initiative
· Tasks carried out competently and ahead of schedule