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FLT Driver (Counterbalance)

Ref: CB2306
Job Type:Temporary
Salary: £8.72 ph
Location: Gateshead
Closing Date:

Job Description

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of GEM Premium People who are trading as an employment business.

My client based in Newton Aycliffe are currently recruiting for experienced fork-lift drivers who hold certificated training for both Counterbalance and Pivot (Flexi) fork trucks in the Newton Aycliffe area, based on a temporary on-going basis.

The ideal candidate should have recent previous experience in operating counterbalance and pivot steer fork-lift trucks in a multi customer warehouse environment.

We are looking for someone who is a team player with a positive and a "Can Do" attitude. This role requires someone who is highly skilled in the operating of both types of these fork-lift trucks, has had previous experience in the use of hand held scanners and warehouse management systems, who is observant, and is able to think on their feet in the fast-paced environment of our warehouses to ensure customer requirements are met on time and in full every time.

Main Responsibilities & Duties:
• The operating of a counterbalance or pivot steer fork-lift
truck in a safe manner.
• To work within the company guidelines for Health & Safety
at all times.
• To work effectively as part of a small team to ensure the
swift loading / unloading of vehicles and putaway of
palletised goods into multi height racking.
• Scanning of in / out bound freight using hand-held
• Picking / Packing of customer goods
• 100% compliance to pre-use checks for all MHE used.

Additional Duties:
• Highlight and escalate areas of improvement or unsafe
• Mentoring new staff in practices and procedures.
• Supporting the business when necessary for customer
requests at short notice.

Must have the correct right to work (in date passport or full birth certificate and NI number) and recognised training certificates i.e. RTITB, ITSSAR, AITT etc

Hours of work is based on a three-shift system:
Days: 06.00 - 14.00hrs
Backs: 14.00 - 22.00hrs
Rate of Pay is: £ 8.72/hour - 40 hours
Back Shift Allowance: £ 7.49/shift

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