Fork Lift Truck Driver (Night Shift)

We are currently recruiting for a Fork Lift Truck Driver to join our night team.

This is an important and busy role which requires the post holder to be diligent in respect of unloading and loading of vehicles. All goods entering and leaving our warehouses are the property of our member depots and it is therefore essential that you handle them with care.

Key responsibilities:

  • To operate your Fork Lift Truck safely and efficiently in line with company guidelines
  • To ensure that you thoroughly check your Fork Lift Truck before starting your shift and complete a Defect Report Sheet prior to commencing work on your Truck. Thereafter, if you change Fork Lift Trucks during your shift, you must ensure you complete a Defect Report Sheet for each truck which you use during each working shift
  • Ensure that all pallets that are unloaded and loaded are scanned
  • When tipping or loading a trailer you must always make sure pallets are secure on forks. Do not push/move pallets along the floor. It is of vital importance that care and attention is taken with freight at all times
  • Double check labels to ensure that the bay number corresponds with the label number. When loading, all labels should be facing out so that they are visible
  • Before loading commences, check relevant bays to make sure that there are no miss bays
  • Always ensure that care is taken when loading and stacking. Do not stack on bags or fragile goods
  • Check trailers for any possible misroutes
  • Recheck bays to make ensure all ‘Next Days’ have been loaded and that there are no ‘Next Days’ mixed in with economy
  • To carry out all your duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work
  • To co-operate fully with Palletforce in matters of health & safety
  • Any other adhoc duties as required by your Team Leader/Assistant Hub Operations Manager


Experience and skills needed for this role:

  • You must have a clear understanding of the importance of safety in a warehouse. It is an essential requirement of the role for the individual to act both responsibly and professionally and to be proficient in Fork Lift driving to enable him/her to carry out their duties and responsibilities required for this role.
  • It is of vital importance that the job holder is helpful and courteous to member depot drivers at all times. 


To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to careers@palletforce.com or sumbit your details in the form below.

No agencies please. Our recruitment and internal human resources strategy is implemented by our HR partner, Strategi Solutions.

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