Loader / Forklift Operative

  • Location
    Ashford, Kent
  • Salary
    £ 24000 - £ 27000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Fork Lift Truck

Adecco are proud to be working with a manufacturing company who are expanding their team, see details below:

Job Title: Forklift Driver / Loader

Location: Outskirts of Ashford (MUST DRIVE)

Salary: £24,000 - £27,000

Hours: 36.5 hour average week between 8am-8pm (will include weekend working

Week 1 = 3x 12 hour shifts

Week 2 = 4x 12 hour shifts + 1x 6.5 hour Sunday shift

Week 3 = 3x 12 hour shifts + 1x 6.5 hour Sunday shift

Week 4 = 2x 12 hour shifts


  • 21 days annual leave, increasing 1 day per year (up to 26 days) + bank holidays

  • £160 per month towards the cost of living

  • Medical insurance, after 1 year service

  • Life insurance, after 1 year service (paying up to double your salary)

  • Staff discount on products

  • Company pension

  • Free on site parking

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Work as part of the team to ensure daily loading requirements and other agreed objectives are met.

  • Maintain picking accuracy, housekeeping and stock accuracy.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the team to reduce errors and waste and therefore reduce cost.

  • Load the required lorries each day and where possible prepare loads for the following day.

  • Empty the dripping area daily.

  • Ensure zero product damage on lorries and in finished product areas.

  • Ensure 100% completion of daily load lists with 100% accuracy

  • Ensure all tasks are completed daily before the team goes home.

  • Work closely and co-operative with the Shift Team Leader and the Yard Manager to effectively manage the work.

  • Practice good housekeeping in agreement with the Yard Manager and ensure that daily checks are carried out.

  • Carry out housekeeping clear-ups.

  • Work with mill to unload raw materials.

  • Assist with weekend stock checks.

  • Work closely with your line managers and the Quality Manager to ensure compliance with the Company ISO9001 procedures and in raising overall quality standards. Ensure 100% quality to your customer. Do not let demands compromise quality.

  • Work safely, to protect yourself and others, ensuring that Company and Statutory Health and Safety, COSHH and Environmental requirements are met, including specific responsibilities relating to the team's activities.

  • Participate in appropriate training and toolbox talks.

  • Any other ad hoc tasks reasonably requested by your shift leader and direct line managers. Being part of the wider Yard team, this will certainly include work in other areas to meet the company's needs.

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • A flexible approach to working hours will be necessary.

  • Forklift licence is essential and must have valid certificate.

  • Driving licence and own transport is required due to the location of this client.

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

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