Reference : 566803

Warehouse Operative

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Ipswich
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 04/05/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – Our key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the business and a breakdown of the requirements for the Warehouse Operative Opportunity.

How you will utilise your expertise?

This role is working with Celotex at our manufacturing and distribution facility based in Eggborough, we are the UK’s brand leader in PIR thermal insulation solutions for building and construction industry. Celotex strives through innovation to continually improve product performance and remain at the forefront of industry progress.

We require a committed warehouse operative who can perform all warehouse related duties in a safe, accurate and correct manner and in accordance with procedures and work instructions or by instructions given. We have a large group of people within the site who have grown in to supervisory positions within the business this could be the start of an exciting career for you.

This role is working on a weekly shift rotation of 7AM-3PM or 2PM-10PM Monday – Friday.

  • Accurately, carefully, and safely extract all products from stock in accordance with the delivery notes and safely load onto the appropriate vehicle/trailer with maximum utilisation of space, recording all required load details.
  • Perform daily forklift truck checks, reporting any defects. Keep FLTs clean, tidy, and properly charged or fuelled.
  • Operate the FLT and all loading operations safely at all times, adhering to all safety signs and Celotex site safety procedures. Respect that no job is so important it is worth getting hurt for.
  • Unload vehicles/trailers of returns, pallets, stock, or raw materials using an appropriate unloading method, after checking paperwork is correct. If unloading returned and/or damaged product, report any damage immediately and add a suitable note to the paperwork.  Such products are to be moved to the designated location / department.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping at all times, utilising 5S system. Ensure all housekeeping duties are complete and that all areas are kept clean and tidy.

What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

  • A sound working knowledge of warehousing or materials handling.
  • Must be a fully certified forklift driver with previous FLT working experience, preferably in a high volume warehouse.
  • Be numerate and literate with a high attention to detail, basic computer skills, and able to communicate effectively.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of safety requirements, especially hazards, in a warehouse and manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to judge distances and heights and work in varying seasonal temperatures.
  • Able to bend, kneel, and stoop from time to time, lift and move objects up to 20kg in weight, and have the endurance to sit and drive a forklift for long periods.

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665, 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Celotex this is one of more than 30 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.



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