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Your Role in the Warehouse

Roles within a warehouse vary and could include Product/Material Handler, Shipping and Receiving assistant, Warehouse Clerk, Forklift Driver, Loader, General Labourer, Stock Controller or Shipping Specialist. You can progress your career within the warehouse to Team Leader, Health and Safety Executive, Operations Manager, Logistics Manager or Warehouse Manager roles.

Daily Duties in the Warehouse

Your duties as a Warehouse worker will vary dependent on the exact environment and role that you are in but some general responsibilities include:
  • Prepare and complete orders  
  • Process warehouse stock products 
  • Perform inventory controls and quality checks
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment 
  • Abide by Manual Handling and Health and Safety guidelines/regulation
  • Complete diary logs
  • Report any discrepancies
  • Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers
  • Operate and maintain warehouse equipment
  • Assist with vehicle loading
For Warehouse management roles additional duties include:
  • Supervising staff and Activities within the Warehouse
  • Assigning timesheets and Rotas to warehouse staff
  • Training new employees
  • Overseeing and being responsible for Health and Safety standards
  • Management of stock and ensuring space for incoming goods
  • Reviewing and adapting warehouse operations where required
  • Risk Assessments

Skills and Experience for Warehouse Jobs

For many of our temporary roles at Swanstaff we do ask that you have some warehouse experience, as you may work at multiple clients and will need to go in with some knowledge, however, we do also have roles for those with no experience, these roles can be a great first-step onto the career ladder and you can progress within a company if you have the drive to do so. These are some of the key skills and personal attributes we look for in Warehouse workers

  • Methodical by nature
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Reliable 
  • Confident Communicator
  • Able to use hand held devices
  • Able to read and complete paperwork
  • Team Player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem Solver
  • Understanding of Health and Safety procedures
  • Good organisation and Time management skills
  • The ability to assess Risks in real-time

Suffolk is a quintessentially English County located in the East of England within the East Anglia region and has a total population of 758,600. Suffolk is very picturesque with a beautiful coastline, seaside & market towns and plenty of rolling countryside. The main towns in Suffolk are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury and the county borders Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Whilst feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle, the county is just 90 minutes drive to London and benefits from good direct rail links from the main towns.

The area is very rich in History from the Saxons, to the rebel Queen Bodicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.

The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and live in Suffolk including John Constable who painted most of his masterpieces along the River Stour.

When it comes to the local Economy, unemployment rates In Suffolk are below the national average at 3.7%, there are 4 key industries that makeup over 45% of the counties jobs - Wholesale & Retail Trade, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Admin & Support Services. The county is home to many Food & Beverage manufacturers including household names such as Branston Pickle, Greene King, Birds Eye and the Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, dealing with 48% of the UK's containerised trade.

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