Tank Cleaner

Plymouth | Other

Tank Cleaner 


Plymouth, PL2 2GB
Full Time (48 hours per week) IAW Maritime Regulation

Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)
Competitive salary plus benefits 


Serco Maritime Services deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers' needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour workboats to oceangoing support vessels, we provide world class integrated maritime services both in the UK and abroad. 

We are currently recruiting for a Tank Cleaner to join our team on a 12-month fixed term contract. This role supports the Maritime Services Contract in Devonport, and the primary focus will be to undertake cleaning and testing of HM Ships/Commercial vessels Tanks and Bilges. The Tank Cleaner will be responsible for the maintenance/safe custody of all associated TC equipment, conducting monthly AMOS and the operation of the dangerous goods road bowser under tachograph regulations.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Tank cleaning/testing operations as a member of the TC team.
  • Jet Vacuum Operator.
  • Maintenance, performance, availability, security, custody, and safety of all equipment within the department.
  • Maintain accurate documentation in accordance with Company Procedures.
  • Timely completion of monthly AMOS.
  • Maintain a safe working environment with regard to Health & Safety Work Act.
  • The compilation of records, reports, and returns for IAW company standards.
  • Assist in producing all necessary written procedures for the Technical Department, as required by the Serco Management System. 
  • Defect diagnosis, reporting and rectification where applicable.
  • Rig cleaning gear and cleaning of tanks which contain Diesel Oil, OM100, OMD113, OM33 lubricating oil, freshwater storage, saltwater ballast, grey water storage, Avcat storage, sewage treatment plants.
  • Carry out Berthing/Slipping other necessary deck work including ship husbandry tasks. 


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • ENG 1 Medical
  • STCW Qualifications
  • 30 Hour engine AEC1 or equivalent engineering experience
  • Confined/Enclosed Space Entry
  • MARPOL awareness
  • H2S awareness/Gas Testing
  • Health and Safety Awareness.
  • UK Passport Holder/Eligibility to work in the UK due to Naval Base security requirements.

What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.


A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations, from apprenticeships to chartered statuses.


Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?

To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.








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