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Forklift Truck Driver

Posted 13 days ago by Pertemps
Location Bedford Job Type Temporary
Salary £9.05 - £9.29 per hour Sector Driving & Logistics
Our client's warehouse is located on St Martins Business Centre in Bedford and they are looking for a Counterbalance Forklift Truck Driver to work their 10am-6pm shift Monday to Friday during their peak season.

The standard rate of pay is £9.05 per hour with 37.5 hours paid per week. After 12 weeks this will increase to £9.29 per hour.

The main product is of medium weight and in standard shaped packaging. The company is spread across a few warehouses on the same estate and so you will need to drive the FLT on the road. For this reason you must hold a valid driving licence. Ideally you will hold a Reach and LLOP licence but this is not essential.

Your FLT Licence MUST be ITSSAR, AITT or RTITB accredited, have been taken/refreshed within the last three years and you must be prepared to keep your licence in date. You must have a minimum of 6 months recent experience driving a Counterbalance truck to comply with the company's insurance policy. A practical and theory forklift test will be conducted on-site before you can operate the MHE.

As an FLT Driver for this warehouse your duties will include:

MHE driving - Counterbalance essential, Reach and LLOP preferable
Loading and unloading goods, manually and using the forklift truck
Replenishing products
Manual handling (as dictated by the warehouse requirements)
Stowing stock in a safe and organised manner
Completing paperwork and checking stock delivered
Achieving the targets and job standards set out by the Shift Manager

The ideal candidate will hold the following skills and attributes:

Accredited in-date Counterbalance FLT licence
Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
Ability to drive MHE and perform manual handling safely
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work as part of a team and on your own
Good attention to detail
Being adaptable and flexible in your approach to work

This site is accessible by public transport has its' own parking for cars, motorbikes and pushbikes.

For further details, please contact the Pertemps On-Site Team on 07484 513841/07484 513835.


Please note that this position is offered by the Pertemps On-Site Team. Do not contact the local Pertemps branch to apply.