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Cold Store Operative

Cold Store Operative             


£28,558.40 + OT Opportunities


1 in 4 Saturday day shift (8am-4pm)


Our client is currently seeking a full time permanent Cold Store Operative for their FMCG company based close to Ashford.

Job Summary;

Working in the Cold Store environment which runs at -20 Degrees Celsius, the role involves:

·       Loading and unloading vehicles with Ride-on Pallet Trucks

·       Occasionally unloading containers with loose cases.

·       Locating and retrieving pallets into and out of the racking using a Reach Truck.

·       Case handling when re-working stock or picking orders.

·       Checking in receipted goods.

·       Complete picking and loading documents when picking and loading orders for despatch.

·       Using a Counterbalance Truck to unload, move pallets and using the clamp attachment to de-top cases off of pallets.



·        Can do attitude - Lead by example and take a hands-on operational approach.

·        Ensure there is a close working relationship between members of the team within the department and site.

·        Be proactive in helping other departments find solution to problems.



·       Maintain a high level of communication with your colleagues to ensure efficient team working when carrying out various tasks. 


Customer Care

·        Achieve personal KPI’s

·        Ensure and maintain quality of the product.

·        Eliminate Non-conformances (Job right first time).


Responsibilities & Expertise

·        Constantly strive to increase operational performance.

·        Maintain a high level of accuracy

·        Good working knowledge of the routine and any machine operations.

·        Optimize efficiency whilst maintaining and improving standards.

·        Liaise with the Engineering on preventative maintenance and breakdowns to minimise the down time of equipment

·        Maintain a clean and safe working environment


Please note that this list is not exhaustive and will be subject to workload at the time.



·        Constant attention to safe working practices, your own as well as that of other team members.

·        Personally adhere to all prescribed working practices to ensure that the Cold Store operates to the highest of standards and efficiency possible.

·        Personally comply with all policies, procedures and risk assessments relevant to role and responsibilities.

·        Implement effective corrective actions to address any shortcomings.



Qualifications and Experience

·       Reach Truck Licence required.

·       Ride-On Truck Experience preferred.

·       Counterbalance Truck Experience preferred.

·       Previous warehouse experience preferred.


Job Revision

This job description is subject to periodic revision following discussion with the post holder (s).


Please apply today to be considered for this position


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