3 months ago
FULL TIME WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE
An opportunity within an expanding small business to become involved in all aspects of the warehouse.
Picking and packing
Picking and packing a variety of customer orders on a daily basis, including a mixture of parcels and palletized orders. Duties include interpreting picking tickets and delivery orders correctly and careful packing to avoid damage in transit.
Parcels include aluminium greenhouses with polycarbonate glazing, smaller metal sheds, metal gazebos, garden furniture, shelving and smaller accessories. Subject to satisfactory product knowledge, duties will also include picking and packing replacement parts to resolve customer complaints.
Palletized products include log cabins, wooden gazebos, larger metal sheds and crates of greenhouse glass. Associated accessories include roofing felt, cedar shingles, roof insulation and floor insulation.
Fork lift work
Loading and unloading lorries on a daily basis. Regular clearing of empty stillages to optimize warehouse storage.
Machinery, equipment and materials used
Machinery used includes 2 counterbalance lift trucks, a 2.5 tonne Still and a 1.5 tonne Still, plus a narrow Genie scissor lift with 19ft reach. Equipment used includes semi automatic and manual strapping machines, pallet trucks, step ladders and a manual propane gas heat shrink gun. Packing materials used include cardboard, pallet wrap, parcel tape, shrink film and strapping.
The assembly of display buildings, sample products and prototypes is required occasionally. Recycling and repackaging of damaged or returned products is also required occasionally. Administrative duties include data input, updating customer records and helping to maintain accurate automatically generated picking lists. Occasional re-ordering of packaging materials may also be required.
Training will be provided to ensure safe use of all machinery and equipment. Certificated training in manual handling will be provided at the outset. Certificated training for counterbalance lift trucks and the scissor lift will also be provided.
- Physical fitness
- Experience of counterbalance lift trucks
- Good literacy, numeracy and computer skills
Useful previous experience
- Experience of working in a warehouse or workshop
- Normal working hours 9.00am to 5.30pm on weekdays
- Lunch break 30 minutes
Main terms of employment
- Full time employment 5 days per week
- Start date as soon as possible
- Holiday entitlement 28 days per year including Bank Holidays
- Overtime is not normally required but when agreed it is payable at 1.25 x normal remuneration
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a professional and stable family run company.
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