A Warehouse Operative is someone who works as part of a team that helps gets goods to customers. This job involves safely unloading items, packing them carefully into boxes, and collecting specific orders to be sent out to people. It can also be called a factory worker or picker/packer job.
The growth of online shopping has meant there are lots of opportunities for work, especially during busy retail periods like Christmas. And there are lots of types of businesses a warehouse operative could work for, including manufacturers and distributors of goods like food and beverages, electrical items, furniture, clothes and many more.
Duties of a warehouse operative
Warehouse work duties can include:
Assisting with the unloading of vehicles and the checking in of stock
Sorting and placing materials or items on to racks, and shelves.
Collecting items from around the warehouse, preparing and completing warehouse orders for delivery or pickup according to a schedule
Performing warehouse inventory controls via scanner and or through a computer. Stock counting and location checks.
Warehouse operatives usually work on a rotating shift schedule. This means that you may be doing early shifts one week, followed by some days off and then onto late or night shifts. So this type of work is great if you need flexibility with when you work, or are looking for some temporary work. However, the hours will depend on the type of company you’re employed by. Not all employers need people to work late or night shifts, so it is possible to find regular hours.
The average pay rate for a warehouse worker is £7.82 - £9.97 per hour, depending on your experience and level of responsibility. You will generally work around 38-40 hours a week. You can find out more about a Warehouse Operative pay rates here.
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Up to £35000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Are you a Warehouse Manager experienced in leading teams of 200+, with strong operational knowledge in particular H&S and Stock Management? We are recruiting for a Warehouse Manager to join a national retailer supplying the trade industry on a permanent basis based in Middleton. Salary approx £35,000 per annum plus annual bonus & excellent benefits working day shifts Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (flexibility required). As Warehouse Manager you will assist the DC Operations Manager in the daily running and leadership of the Distribution Centre (DC), supervising 3 Shift Managers to maintain an efficient team operation. This is a brand-new position for the DC where you will be responsible for identifying any problems/ opportunities in operational processes carrying out CI activities to gain efficiencies within the DC. You will regularly review workload and capacities to improve on operational KPI and targets. Managing a team of approx. 200 staff (permanent and temporary staff), strong employee relations and the ability to train and develop staff is required. You will oversee adequate stock levels, cycle counts, and stock takes investigating any discrepancies accordingly. This is a high-volume distribution centre who are responsible for the replenishment of half of the UK retail network. Previous warehouse management experience from a large-scale Warehouse, Distribution or Production environment of teams in excess of 150 staff is essential with proven ability to adapt to change, and identify issues/ opportunities and make proposals for improvements. A strong strategic background is required with confidence in your knowledge to drive processes and procedures through. Strong knowledge of health and safety together with lean management techniques are desirable to be successful in this role. You will be target driven and recognise the need to monitor KPIs closely as well as previous stock management experience. Any experience of MHE would be advantageous. You will be ambitious, energetic, outgoing, forward thinking and be able to rise to a challenge along with a strategic and operational way of thinking.Good IT skills are needed in particular knowledge of warehouse management systems, Excel, Word and Outlook. This role would suit: Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager, Production Manager, Shift Manager, Shift Leader, Cell Leader, Logistics Manager, Night Shift Manager, Distribution Manager Commutable from: Manchester, Prestwich, Chadderton, Bury, Royton, Oldham, Aston-under-Lyne, Heywood, Rochdale, Bolton, Swinton, Eccles Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.