Yard Operative

Role Overview

Working in our despatch yard, you’ll be a key member of the team in making sure our projects are delivered accurately and on time.

This role entails material handling from our workshops into the yard and unloading / loading trailers and shipping containers.

Previous experience in a similar environment along with certificates in forklift truck operations are desirable although not essential. We would consider a hard working trainee who is keen to learn.

Motivation to work outside year-round is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Unloading trailers of steel items that have returned from painting or galvanisation, or bought out items that are to be packed for export.
  • Movement of steel sections out of our workshops, into the yard for stacking and loading.
  • Creating “bundles” of items and subsequently loading onto trailers or into shipping containers.
  • Safe use of forklift trucks, staddle carrier and overhead gantry cranes.
  • Banksman duties.
  • Accurately completing despatch paperwork.
  • Ensuring that the yard area is organised and tidy.
  • Making wooden crates for small parts and packing and labelling crates.
  • Support in other areas of production as required.
  • Working in accordance with our Company Values.

Key Skills

  • Attention to detail – when checking loading lists.
  • Team player – able to help out and support as required.
  • Organised – thinking ahead to the next steps in the process to ensure efficiency.
  • Spatial awareness – efficient use of space when loading.

The above list is not exhaustive but it covers the main duties of the Yard Operative.

There may be other duties, not mentioned here, which become part of the job.

Please apply to hr@reidsteel.co.uk

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