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Salary: £12 per hour

Location: Redditch, Worcestershire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 15 May 2024

Reference: 6573

Warehouse Operative/Forklift Driver
Hours:  Monday – Friday: 40-hours

08.30-5.00 Monday-Friday (1-1.30 lunch)
Salary:  £12.00 per hour

Warehouse Operative/Forklift Driver required to join a manufacturer of automotive aftermarket tooling solutions on a permanent basis based in Redditch. You will be working closely with the Purchasing Administrator on a day-to-day basis but ultimately report directly to the Production Director.

Our client is a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket tooling, supplying into over 25 countries worldwide. As an award winning and innovative company within engine setting and locking tools, our client has grown a customer base which ranges from OE Parts Manufacturers to Car Part Distributors and International Tool companies.

The Warehouse Operative/Forklift Driver will be a varied role, goods inwards, forklift driving and driving the company van and will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks to support the team and ensure smooth operations within the department.

This role requires excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Warehouse Operative/Forklift Driver Key responsibilities:

  • To receive all shipments entering the company, ensuring all associated documents are passed to the Purchasing Administrator and the shipment is placed within the goods inwards quarantine area and to ensure Identification labels are placed on the quarantined goods.
  • To count/check all goods received in accordance with the production order once goods have passed the goods inwards inspection process and ensure any shortages/quality issues are advised.
  • To prepare goods appropriately for shipment to outside suppliers or for further process work internally.
  • To ensure that parts which are being used are handled/stored carefully/used appropriately, to ensure no damage ensues.
  • Keeping the goods inwards area the company van and the forklift truck, clean and tidy and to ensure that that all safety checks required by the company are undertaken before use and completed in accordance with the company guidelines.
  • To use the forklift truck to load/unload goods to and from the company van and third-party vehicles and to move goods around internally within the company as and when required.
  • To deliver and collect on behalf of the company using the company van.
  • To ensure all goods loaded and unloaded on the van are done so in a safe manner and ensure goods are secure before any journey is undertaken.
  • To ensure that the paperwork processes associated with all deliveries and collections you may undertake are maintained as per the company procedures.
  • To ensure that goods being delivered and collected match the paperwork associated and if required, undertake inspection of parts before collecting.
  • To report back any problems/queries that may occur during the delivery and collection process.
  • The role will also require you to undertake any other duties required by the company in the warehouse as and when required.

The ideal Warehouse Operative/Forklift Driver:

  • Hold a valid external forklift licence.
  • Hold a clean UK Driving licence.
  • Possess a good standard of numeracy and literacy.
  • Have a good understanding of, and commitment to, safe working practices.
  • Have good communication skills and a customer focus.
  • Have previous warehouse experience.
  • Possess a good level of IT competence.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Highlighting any efficiencies or areas of improvement that could be made in your area of business once settled into the role.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team.

To show your interest in this role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.