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1e and 2nd Backhoe Operator - Backhoe Dredger


Maritime, Backhoe dredger

Full Time

Fixed Rotation


Join us today as a Backhoe Operator on a Dredger Vessel. Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting opportunity in the UK!

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Job description

We are currently looking for a skilled and experienced first and second Backhoe Operators to join a Dredger project in the UK.

As a Backhoe Operator, you will play a crucial role in dredging operations, utilizing your expertise to operate heavy machinery and contribute to the successful completion of various excavation tasks. Please note that a valid UK work visa is mandatory for this position. If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for operating backhoes with a strong commitment to safety, we want to hear from you!


  • Operate and maneuver backhoes on the Dredger Vessel to excavate, move, and grade sediments, rocks, or other materials as per project requirements.
  • Perform routine maintenance and inspections on backhoes to ensure proper functioning and identify any potential issues.
  • Follow safety protocols and guidelines to prevent accidents and maintain a secure working environment on the vessel.
  • Collaborate with the dredging team to coordinate excavation activities and meet project deadlines.
  • Interpret and understand dredging plans, blueprints, and specifications to execute excavation tasks accurately.
  • Ensure proper storage and maintenance of tools and equipment used during dredging operations.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and supervisors to provide progress updates and address any concerns or challenges.

Job requirements

To get started you must have:

  • A UK work permit is a must to get started!
  • Valid STCW documents.
  • Proven experience as a Backhoe Operator in the maritime industry.
  • Experience with operating and maintaining backhoes and other heavy machinery on a vessel.

Our offer

What you can expact:

  • Working according to a 4/4 week on/off rotation in the UK.
  • Position onboard a Backhoe Dredger.
  • A possibility to work for Oceanwide on projects in the future.
  • Oceanwide can help you arrange a UK work permit if necessary.

Apply and contact
More information or apply directly? You can do so via the apply form below with you CV or contact our colleague Bob, he will help with your questions about UK work permits or any other questions! We look beyond your CV and are happy to help you find a position that suits you.

Phone: +31657370742 (0657370742)
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