Warehouse Operative

Job Reference: NE16321201
Salary: £8.05 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

Job title:                                WAREHOUSE LOADING OPERATIVE

Based at:                              Gateshead Depot

Responsible to:                  Warehouse Shift Supervisor

Key Relationship with:     Delivery Drivers, Supplier Drivers

Job purpose summary:    Ambient and frozen order picking and vehicle loading/unloading in a fast paced FMCG environment, ensuring acheivement of accuracy targets whilst maintaining compliance to Health and Safety at Work standards.


Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accurate picking, packing and vehicle loading of retail food orders.

  • Unloading, accurate checking and storage of inbound frozen and ambient food product.

  • Care and use of various items of manual handling equipment (FLT and Ride-On pallet trucks)

  • Active engagement in the development of company procedures, working practices and continuous improvement and open feedback on Health and Safety issues.

  • Ensure vehicle maximum payloads are not exceeded and that loads are secure.

  • Ensure work areas are kept tidy and secure.


Skills Required:

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to understand and follow instruction.

  • Ability to plan and organise own workload.

  • Understanding of WMS and Pick and Pack technologies and ability to continuosly improve own knowledge base and skills.

  • Awareness of Health and Safety regulations relating to warehouse operations (Manual Handling,Risk Assessments, Accident Investgation and Near Misses).

  • Good communication skills and a “can do” attitude.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products Excel and Word.



  • Work experience in relevant industry (e.g Food Retail, Chilled and Ambient Distribution, Express Distribution and Warehousing.)

  • Reach or Counterbalance Forklift licence and experience.

  • Must be willing to work additional hours which will include night work and occasional weekend working.

  • To comply with all Company policies and procedures and deliver within the standards of all certification bodies ie: ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental & BRC (where applicable).



Additional Benefits & Requirements

  • 28 days Paid Annual Leave pro-rata for PAYE (inclusive of statutory holiday)
  • Canteen
  • Overtime Available
  • Weekend Work

Please submit a CV to paula.cherry@thebestconnection.co.uk if you would like to apply for this position.

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