FLT Driver Positions

Become a forklift truck driver at Palletforce

Be at the very heart of our operations in our bustling SuperHub, Europe's largest drive-through sortation hub. You'll be working amongst a team of skilled FLT drivers in a fast-paced exciting environment ensuring all pallets are unloaded and loaded handled with care.

 

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Key Responsibilities

This is an important and busy role that requires the post holder to be diligent in respect of the 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.

  • To operate your Fork Lift Truck safely and efficiently in line with company guidelines

  • Complete a Defect Report Sheet prior to working on each individual forklift

  • Scan all pallets that are loaded and unloaded

  • Ensure pallets are secure on forks, do not push/move along the floor

  • Double-check labels to ensure that the bay number corresponds with the label number.

  • Check there are no miss bays before loading

  • Always ensure that care is taken when loading and stacking.

  • 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 co-operate fully with Palletforce in matters of health & safety

  • Any other adhoc duties as required by your Team Leader/Assistant Hub Operations Manager

Meet FLT Driver, Dominic

Position: Forklift truck (FLT) driver. I joined the FLT Apprentice Academy when I was 17 before qualifying as a full-time driver.

Role: My usual shift is 8pm till 5am, and during that time we will move around 550 pallets. My main responsibilities lie in tipping and loading vehicles, although I also must ensure I promote health and safety throughout the warehouse and to the members.

 

I also cover for lead drivers when they are on holiday, assisting the supervisor run the lane to ensure a smooth process. I have to delegate tasks to other drivers and provide cover for the supervisor while he is on his break. On other occasions I can be on the shunter for the night, bringing depot trailers through the hub for unloading.

Training: While at the Academy I completed my Apprenticeship and gained my Level 2 warehouse NVQ. I have also undertaken a shunter and first aid course, which has helped me progress my position and given me more knowledge of the job role.

Biggest Change: It has to be the opening of SuperHub and the new scanning equipment that has been fitted to the FLTs which allows us to instantly weigh and photo every pallet of freight.

Ambition: To keep working my way up the ladder. I wouldn’t mind becoming a professional footballer, either!

 

Core Values

Our core values define our network. They permeate and guide everything that we do from our front-line operational work to strategic decisions about growth and investment.

  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Diversity
  • Efficiency
  • Agility
  • Teamwork
  • Pride

Experience Required

Being part of our network, you'll be working alongside highly skilled forklift drivers, it is desirable to have previous pallet network experience when applying for an FLT driver position at Palletforce.

  • You must have a clear understanding of the importance of safety in a warehouse.

  • You must be proficient in Fork Lift driving to enable you to carry out the duties and responsibilities required for this role.

  • You must be helpful and courteous to member depot drivers at all times.

  • You must have a least 3 years experience in driving a forklift

  • You must hold a valid FLT licence