Despatch Forklift Driver


Job Description

Despatch Forklift Driver

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Shift available – 4 on 4 off 06:30-Finish

We are looking for Despatch Operatives to join the team at our Fresh potato factory in Abernethy. You will play a key role in our production process ensuring tatties make it to supermarket shelves.

At Branston we recognise that people are what make our operations possible, and regularly review our benefits package. At present we offer;

  • 50 additional shift bonus
  • 2 weeks company sick pay
  • Life assurance policy
  • Critical illness cover
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Employee assistance platform, giving you & your family free access to private health professionals.
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Discounts to a range of popular retailers
  • Work Anniversaries and employee recognition schemes
  • Seasonal benefits such as Christmas hampers & easter eggs
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Free Parking
  • Free Potatoes

To be our next forklift driver you will need to hold a valid counterbalance license. The role is varied and can be fast paced, examples of the duties will include;

  • Loading packed product into trailers, ready to be delivered to our customer.
  • Scanning & data entry of product on appropriate systems.
  • Moving pallets & merchandising units for storing as per loading plans.
  • Undertake daily pre-start checks, reporting any defects to team leader promptly.
  • Be a role model for H&S, ensuring all tasks are carried out in line with company procedures.

There will be a requirement to move LGV trailers for loading purposes within the despatch yard, so shunter training will be provided following a successful probationary period.