Job Title; FLT Driver Counter Balance

Key Skills; FLT Counter Balance, Loading and Unloading Vehicles, General Warehousing Duties, Stock Rotation

Salary; £8.00 per Hour and £12:00 Per Hour Overtime Rate After 42 Hours

Shift;   Back’s 12:00noon to 21:00pm   –   Nights 21:00pm to 06:00am

Location; Birtley, Chester Le Street.

Commutable From; Washington, Seaham, Peterlee, Durham, Chester Le Street, Birtley, Sunderland.

We are recruiting on behalf of our Birtley based client based on the Drum Industrial Estate, they are looking to employ an experienced Counter Balance FLT Driver. You will be working in a busy haulage depot loading and unloading vehicles, stock rotation and general warehouse duties as and when required.  Experience operating a Bendi / Flexi Truck would be advantageous but not essential, Immediate start’s available.

Holding a Manual Handling or Warehouse & Storage certificate advantageous but also not essential. Immediate start available available for the right candidate. Applicants must be available to attend an interview at our Sunderland Branch.

The Role; 

  • Operating a Counter Balance Fork Lift Truck (Gas Operated)
  • Loading and unloading vehicles
  • Stock Rotation
  • Working in a fast paced environment
  • Working Monday to Friday
  • Weekend work occasionally involved
  • Fixed Shifts permanent backs or nights available
  • General warehousing duties
  • Temporary ongoing contract
  • Possible ongoing position for the right candidate.

Our Ideal Candidate; 

  • Quality conscious with an awareness of Health & Safety
  • Proven ability to carry out tasks required
  • A willingness to undertake further relevant training
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the working environment
  • Highly motivated and driven
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills as working within a team

The Benefits; 

  • Weekly Pay (PAYE – DIRECT CONTRACTOR – LIMITED COMPANY all available)
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Permanent positions available for the right candidates
  • Overtime available
  • Immediate Starts Available
  • Local Interviews Arranged
  • Full induction prior to commencing work
  • Introduce a colleague scheme

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply directly through this website or call 0191 510 5077 or email If you have not been contacted within 14 days of your application please assume that you have not been successful. We will, however, retain your application for any future roles for which you may be suitable. This position is advertised on behalf of Jacob Thomas Associates. We have a variety of other permanent and temporary positions available ranging from Supply Chain, Logistics, Administration, Sales, Secretarial, Finance & Accounts, Customer Services, I.T., Driving and Engineering.

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