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Warehouse Operator





£11.28 - £23.70 per hour + Higher rates available with overtime


Higher rates available with overtime

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Job description

Location: Birtley, County Durham

Contract: Permanent contract after 12 weeks – Guaranteed!

FLT drivers are desirable for this role, but not essential as full training is provided through Vantec

Experience: The role is open to applicants who have limited experience. Great development programme, full paid on the job training, coaching/mentoring.


  • £11.85ph on early shift
  • £13.21ph on back shift.
  • £13.72ph on night shift
  • Enhanced rate of £17.77ph for weekdays and Saturday overtime, £23.70ph on Sunday
  • £80 early start bonus paid each month (Once Permanent).


  • Day shift- Monday to Friday 05:30 -14:00 (12:00 finish on Friday),
  • Back shift: Monday to Friday 14:00-22:30 (8:30 finish on Friday)
  • Night shift (Sunday) 20:45 – 06:00
  • Night shift (Monday to Thursday) 22:30 – 05:30


Our client is a dynamic logistics and warehousing organisation, with the reputation of being an exciting place to work and grow. They appreciate and value all their employees, they strive to ensure everyone is provided with the opportunity to develop and play an active role in achieving the organisation’s aims and vision. A strong ethos of personal development, internal preferment and a commitment to recognise and reward talent.

The organisation has a long history of continuing to be the best in class operating within the region for over 50 years. They have an unrivalled track record of success, often inspired by employee initiatives that brings a better structure and identity to their organisation.

The business area is responsible for fulfilment of warehousing and short haul transporting operations, producing and undertaking third party onsite logistics for high-profile clients. They are responsible for delivering all services and contracts in line with relevant SLAs for both customers and suppliers, as well as ensuring efficiency and best practise is applied throughout the task process and being alert to continuous streamlining and improvement.

The role

These exciting positions are to work within the logistics and warehousing support teams on key projects, storage, control and management for the client production lines and internal fulfilment of the client product.

Material Handling Technicians provide consistent, accurate and prompt warehousing functions in the areas of:

  • Picking, Packing & Dispatch
  • Quality Inspection or parts and components
  • Reworking and light assembly of parts
  • Sequencing
  • Palletising crate assembly
  • Booking items on to computerised stock control systems
  • Palletising or decanting and loading of boxes and stillages
  • Operating Forklift Trucks

Key Accountabilities specific to this role:

  • Operating equipment in loading and unloading of goods as required
  • Achieve targets and job standards as set out by Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Collation and recording necessary documentation in accordance with current requirements to ensure traceability of product
  • To use Warehouse Management Systems and other IT to process customer requirements
  • Identification and provision of relevant materials, ensuring all loads are processed and checked for accuracy against appropriate documents and system information
  • Support and understand key business needs and vision strategy for each project focus
  • Understand current task processes and relevant SLAs applied to regular services
  • Assisting with stock taking/remapping and other accuracy related tasks.
  • Operating best practice to support 5S and contributing to improvement activities
  • Consider and factor in feedback around current and any new processes/solutions
  • Provide regular progress updates to assigned Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Carry out tasks/functions as directed, following Standard Operating Procedures at all times
  • Assist and be part of continuously considering improvements to processes and procedures to enhance and streamline business activity
  • Maintain efficient and effective time management and planning processes
  • To ensure the companies Health and Safety policy is adhered to

Person Specification

  • The role is open to all applicants of varying levels of experience as training and development will be provided.
  • Ability to carry out tasks and functions as requested by Team Leaders/Supervisors
  • Understand the importance of working as a team to achieve productivity standards
  • Awareness of the importance of customer service and satisfaction
  • Be professional and possess a polite and positive attitude
  • Ability to interpret and balance a variety of feedback
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong organisation skills and being able to work flexibly and to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate across all levels for both internal and external contacts in written and verbal form
  • Understand the importance of Health & Safety
  • Have an enthusiastic interest in learning and developing a career within operations and logistics

Hours of work: 39 hours a week working on a rotating shift system

Holidays: 25 Days plus bank holidays

Benefits: Excellent public transport links, Great development programme, training, coaching and mentoring. Pension, canteen and free parking.

Job Reference: CN-MHT-JUN_1655739707

Salary: £11.28 - £23.70 per hour + Higher rates available with overtime

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Baltic Recruitment Sector: Automotive_manufacturing

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