Support Operative (Coastal Operations Department)

Support Operative (Coastal Operations Department)

Support Operative (Coastal Operations Department)

Do you like a varied job where every day at work can be different? If yes, then join the team at Irish Lights as one of our Support Operatives, in our Coastal Operations Department.  


Based in Dun Laoghaire, as a Support Operative you will be responsible for the provision and maintenance of Irish Lights Aids to Navigation and other activities in the Buoy Yard.


Your duties would include:

  • Washing, grit blasting, painting and assembly of mechanical structures (buoys)
  • Undertaking basic welding of buoy bowls and daymarks
  • Undertaking basic electrical (12 volt dc) and mechanical assembly work
  • Operating mobile plant equipment e.g. fork lift, teleporter, crane
  • Undertaking Stores operations, such as, operating stores reach truck, issuing goods, stock checks
  • Driving a Van, as required, for both short and long distances
  • Assisting technicians with general operative work
  • Maintaining positive environmental standards and procedures
  • Adhering to risk, safety and environmental management


An attractive starting salary of €29,690 with a generous pension scheme will be available to the successful candidate. Please view the Candidate Briefing Pack for more information about the role and how to apply by 25 June 2023.

We look forward to meeting with you to determine how you will support the Commissioners of Irish Lights to deliver on our mission of “Safe Navigation at Sea”        


Commissioners of Irish Lights is an equal opportunities employer

and promotes diversity in the workplace

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