Warehouse Operative

Department: Warehouse

Job Summary

The Warehouse Operative is an integral part of the business to ensure our outgoing product is handled, stored, picked and packed as directed by the Warehouse Supervisor and other management.

The Warehouse Operative position involves a physical, manual handling element to all roles and requires literacy competence to be able to work accurately, as part of the team, whilst respecting and adhering to the company values.

The Warehouse Operative is required to extract product from bin locations (this can be up to 6 metres in length), to fulfil customer orders, using hand-held scanners and placing the required products into containers, ready for despatch to the customer.  The hand-held scanners are also used for replenishment of materials into the warehouse.

Main duties will include: 

  • Comply with H&S regulations to ensure a safe working environment
  • Carry out daily health and safety checks
  • Pick and pack customer orders using hand-held scanners
    • scan the bin and then put product into the required containers, such as stillages and pallets
  • Use appropriate packaging materials to protect the product e.g stillage liners
  • Ensure orders are packaged and labelled correctly to prevent order errors and damage
  • Ensure all stock in the warehouse is labelled and stored correctly
  • Check for damaged product and quality issues when handling goods in the warehouse
  • Report any issues to the supervisor in a timely fashion
  • Liaise with the Transport team regarding timeframes and deadlines where possible
  • Use forklift trucks, tugs, picking platforms and any other machinery that is required in a safe manner and according to the training provided
  • Ensure all required daily safety checks are completed
  • Move stock around the warehouse in a safe manner – this includes stock rearrangement and putting stock away from goods in
  • Use hand-held scanners for daily tasks set, such as stock enquiries, moving stock and order picking
  • Ensure accurate execution of stock procedures to achieve operational efficiency and minimize stock variances
  • Book stock in externally and internally when required
  • Assisting with stock checks as required
  • Where applicable assist in training of new team members
  • General housekeeping such as cleaning and maintenance is part of the daily routine to ensure stored goods are kept tidy and safely
  • Liaise with your supervisor to ensure deadlines are met
  • Undertake any other ad hoc duties as requested

Qualifications and experience

  • FLT licence would be an advantage
  • Tug experience would be an advantage
  • Experience with picking platforms would be an advantage
  • Experience with hand-held scanners would be an advantage

Skills and attributes

  • Honest, reliable and dedicated
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Clear understanding and appreciation of health and safety procedures
  • Good timekeeping
  • Excellent team working and adaptability
  • Clear communication skills
  • Flexible to company needs


  • Various 8 hours shifts between 6.00am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Salary: From £20,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

From time to time the Company will require you to perform a reasonable amount of work outside your normal hours which is classed as additional overtime, and dependant on the needs of the business. Overtime work is paid at enhanced rates of pay according to the duration.

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