Forklift Truck Driver/Counter Balance

Posted 07 December 2023
Salary Up to £11.50 per hour + perm.
Job type Temporary
Specialism Warehouse & Distribution
Expiry 06 January 2024

Job description

Our client, a well-established woodworking company based in Greater Manchester, is currently seeking a skilled and dedicated FLT Counterbalance driver to join their dynamic team. This is a full-time position, with the potential for temporary to permanent employment, offering stability and opportunities for career growth within the organisation.

As a Forklift Truck Counter Balance Driver, you will be a key player in our process. Your responsibilities will include:

* Unloading containers.
* Assembling wood using air staplers
* Pre-assembling components with the use of hand tools.
* Operating a panel saw and various woodworking machinery.
* Assembly of wood using screws and staples.
* Working on a fast-paced production line/Bench.
* Utilising a variety of hand tools for repairing pallets, ranging from minor fixes to full repairs.
* Using a pneumatic nail gun to repair or assemble pallets.
* Managing pallets on the repair table by removing defective boards, replacing them with new boards, and securing them with nails.
* In the assembly department, stocking boards and nails based on the type of pallet desired.
* Taking responsibility for troubleshooting jams and performing basic maintenance on the saw.
* Being prepared for physical work, including standing for extended periods and repeatedly lifting pallets.
Requirements: To thrive in this role, you should possess the following:
* UK Counterbalance licence
* Previous production experience, with a preference for those who have worked with wood products.
* The ability to work effectively as part of a team, contributing to a collaborative and productive work environment.
* Access to your own transport is preferable due to the location.
* Safety shoes are required, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including dust masks, hearing protection, and safety glasses, will be provided.
* You will receive a comprehensive risk assessment and induction on your first day of the assignment to ensure your safety and understanding of our processes.

Hours of Work:

* Monday to Thursday: 07:00-15:30
* Friday: 07:00-12:30

How to Apply: If you are a dedicated FLT Driver with a strong work ethic and the desire to excel in a woodworking role, we encourage you to apply for this position. For more information or to submit your application, please contact Daniel Gale at Time Recruitment.

Time Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.