DP World

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Division: Technical
Location: Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Closing Date: 30-Aug-2012

About the Business:

DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 45 terminals and 13 new developments across 29 countries. Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world. 

DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.

In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 14 consecutive years. 

About the Role:

This position reports to refrigeration managerand the main purpose of the role is to supervise the Reefer Yard operations and the maintenance and breakdown repair of reefer containers at the Jebel Ali Container Terminal thus ensuring smooth flow of port operations.

Key accountabilities will include:

  •  To oversee the repair, maintenance and monitoring of operations to ensure the safe storage of 3rd party reefer containers at the Jebel Ali Terminal.
  •  To verify the DP World and 3rd party client's procedures and standards of service are met and ensures the workload is planned, delegated and completed efficiently.
  •  To advises, instructs and update reefer staff on the right working practices and procedures during implementation of any new procedures and practices.
  • To monitor the use of tools, equipment, spare parts and consumables and ascertain they are stored, maintained and used in the correct manner.
  • Liaising with the Container Terminal Operations Department and 3rd party clients in relation to Reefer Yard operation and spare part availability.
  • To oversee the Reefer administrative functions are performed efficiently and the service delivery to 3rd party clients meets the expected requirements.
  • To administer the compilation and submittal of the necessary reports and documentation
  • and ensure their accurate and timely delivery as required by DP World and by 3rd party clients.
  • To verify the safe storage and maintenance of quality records and documents as required by DP World and 3rd party clients.
  • To maintain safety and hygiene practices of all reefer operation work areas including thereefer yard areas and reefer container stacking facilities and ensure all practices are incompliance to DP World safety standards.
Experience & Qualifications:

In order to give credible support to the organisation and be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following experience, skills and qualifications:


  •  Essential - Diploma in Refrigeration Engineering or equivalent
  •  Desirable - Higher diploma/Bachelors degree in engineering

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 10 years as a qualified refrigeration service engineer. Minimum 5 years experience in
    the service and repair of refrigerated containers. (Reefers) 2 years experience as chargehand
    or foreman
Renumeration and Employment Benefits:

We are committed to the development of our people and aim to retain talent by investing in ongoing training to improve performance and provide career development opportunities.  In addition, we offer competitive base salaries in comparison to the markets in which we operate.  The employment benefits package is reflective of the location, for this position the benefits consists of: 

  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Transport Allowance 
  • Annual Air Ticket(s) for self / and dependents
  • International / Private / Government Medical Coverage
  • 27 working days annual leave 
  • Annual Performance Related Bonus 
  • End of Service Benefit (Expats) 
  • Pension Contribution (UAE nationals)
  • As a member of the Dubai World group, there is a large number of discounts and promotions available to DP World staff in the UAE region
Further Information:

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