Forklift Operator

Posted 24 April 2024
Salary £13.19 an hour
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Supply Chain
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameLiam Farr
Expiry date 13 June 2024

Job description

Monday to Friday - 8am-4:30pm


Why Greencore?

We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Here at Leeds we make just over 40% of all UK frozen Yorkshire puddings; making us one of the UK’s largest suppliers of frozen Yorkshire puddings to Asda, Morrisons & Tesco to name a few!

Pay Rate: £13.19 an hour


What you'll be doing

The role involves moving both Raw Materials and Finished Goods to and from vehicles in a safe manner and highlighting where areas are not safe so the correct action can be taken. Most of the work is completed using Fork lift trucks but there may also be other work included such as wrapping, labelling and stacking of pallets as well as stock counts. This may be completed in Areas that have low temperatures at around -20 degrees although suitable clothing will be provided.

Reporting to the Cold Store Supervisor, you will be responsible for the Health and Safety as well as the Hygiene of your Area. Other duties include Fork Truck inspections and pre start checks:

  • Responsible for the day to day duties of the Cold store Team shift.
  • Health and Safety Compliance in accordance with the company policy.
  • Completion of all safety checks including Fork lift Trucks and Loading Bay checks.
  • Complete all tasks in a safe manner and promoting a safe working environment within your team and across the site wide.
  • Loading and Unloading of Vehicles ( to the correct specification and quality)
  • Scanning Pallets into stock and also out of stock checks to be done on all stock to make sure that accuracy of stock is not affected.
  • Drive all Fork lifts within the guideline set and as per the RTITB training.
  • Help Induct and Train any new Agency Employees and Train as and where necessary and sign off against SOP.
  • Complete all loads OTIF
  • Communicate any shortfalls in advance by using the correct escalation procedure.
  • Report any Incidents or Accidents using the correct escalation procedure
  • Make sure Stock accuracy is maintained by following Intake and Delivery processes and Procedures in line with SOP’s.

What we’re looking for

Must have:

  • Counterbalance Licence is essential


Ideally Have: 

  • Reach truck Licence
  • Health and Safety Qualification Level 2 or above
  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • Manual Handling Experience
  • Worked with Scanning Equipment
  • Experience of Working in a Cold store Environment (Cold temperatures)

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better.

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.