Warehouse Operative

01 May 2019
29 May 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is an award winning UK textile innovator, independently owned, specialising in the design & manufacture of contract upholstery fabrics for commercial interiors and mass passenger transport. The company is based in the UK's West Yorkshire textile heartland, with additional manufacturing in Lithuania and Nottingham, from where it extends global reach into some 80 countries worldwide via established offices, warehousing and distribution channels in Europe, North America, China and Australia. They sell over 8 million metres of fabric a year for use in commercial offices, banks, government departments, universities, NHS, cinema, auditoria and transportation applications in buses, coaches, trains and underground.

Recognised for product and environmental innovation, this company is a four-time Queen's Award winner and a current holder of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The company employs about 700 people and is accredited to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and OSHAS (health & safety).

They now have a great opportunity for a talented, ambitious Warehouse Operative to join the Warehouse Department at their Meltham site.


To ensure fabric for customer orders is picked, processed and dispatched accurately and efficiently to maintain high levels of customer service and satisfaction. To ensure fabric rolls are relocated to the warehouse correctly and timely adhering to working practices for smooth running of the warehouse function.


- Ensure that fabric is correctly located and picked from warehouse locations, maintaining accuracy within the Warehouse and fulfilling customer orders.
- Operate the cutting tables making sure all fabric is processed and dealt with accurately and timely to maintain high standards of customer satisfaction.
- Confirm the end product is loaded onto the correct pallet/stillage to ensure this is then dispatched to the correct customer and carrier.
- Assist within the loading bay to make sure that all incoming and outgoing products are correctly processed from all types of carriers.
- Ensure that the highest quality is maintained by monitoring the items that are being dispatched.

Education / Skills / Knowledge / Experience

- Previous warehousing experience and using bar code systems would be an advantage
- Previous experience of using AS400 or a similar system would be an advantage
- Experience of operating a forklift or picker truck would be an advantage
- Experience of working in a busy environment
- Understanding and appreciation of Health and Safety practices in the workplace

Personal Competencies

- Self-motivated, with a flexible attitude to work
- Accuracy with good attention to detail
- Customer focused with good interpersonal skills
- Able to work under minimal supervision and within a team
- A 'can do' attitude
- Ability to remain calm and work well under pressure
- Ability to carry out manual handling tasks on a daily basis

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