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Material Handler


Tyne and Wear

£10.17 basic rate plus 30% shift allowance when working night shift






Company Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for our Tyne and Wear based client who are looking for a Material Handler to join their growing business. This position will be on a full time, permanent basis.

Job Specification

The Role

  • Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the successful applicant will support with the handling and moving of equipment, materials and finished goods within the factory including the stores area.
  • They will also ensure the maintenance of stock and the receipt, storage, issue and distribution and the smooth flow of materials and finished goods throughout the operation.
  • Support the maintenance of the stores department, ensuring stock accuracy is maintained
  • Locate completed parts into stores locations and carryout relevant transaction in the business system.
  • Issue both B.O.C. (bought out components) and raw materials to production in line with quality assurance requirements, production needs and SOPS (standard operating procedures).
  • Perform daily labouring activities as well as general labouring and maintenance duties as and when required within the manufacturing facility.
  • General driving duties as and when required.
  • General housekeeping duties.
  • Paint finished products using onsite painting facilities when required.
  • Pack parts for outside processing.
  • Carry out cycle and periodic stock takes ensuring that a high level of stock accuracy is maintained and credible data is available to the business.
  • Regular, repetitive lifting and handling of materials and equipment.
  • Distributing materials throughout the site using a fork lift truck.
  • Work in a safe manner; driving positive behaviour and leading by example with regard to the company’s health, safety and environmental policies 

The Person

  • The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy manufacturing environment and they must hold an NVQ Level 2 in Warehousing/Storage or have relevant experience of working in a similar position.
  • Experience in overhead crane / slinging and lifting are also essential.
  • They must be proficient in and accredited for manual handling techniques; including forklift truck driving, manual and electric powered pallet truck driving, slinging and manual handling operations.
  • It is essential they can demonstrate effective levels of communication skills; this includes the use of e-mail, outlook calendar, undertaking internal presentations on set projects as well as participating in meetings.
  • The ability to read and understand incoming data, including production planners with the knowledge to produce reports are a must.
  • The successful candidate must have a flexible and motivated approach to work activities with the availability to work overtime as and when required due to business needs.
  • A full UK driving licence, Counterbalance Fork Lift Truck licence and Narrow Aisle Fork Lift licence are essential for this role.
  • Working hours are 37 per week.

The Benefits

  • Permanent role.
  • Competitive pay

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