Your Role as a Warehouse Operative
Warehouse operatives deal with goods and products that come into the warehouse or a stockroom. Daily tasks would include, checking for damaged or missing items, moving stock around by hand or using forklift truck, picking and packing orders and keeping the paperwork up to date. A multi-skilled and adaptable warehouse operative will be Physically and mentally adept in providing excellent working practice within the warehouse environment. Some Warehouse operatives will also hold Fork Lift Truck (FLT) licenses in order to assist with the movement of goods in the warehouse or loading onto trucks.
Daily Duties of a Warehouse Operative
- 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
Skills and Experience for Warehouse Operative 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, so being a warehouse operative can be a great first-step onto the career ladder. There are no required qualifications for most Warehouse operative roles, although having a FLT License is desirable. These are some of the key skills and personal attributes we look for in a Warehouse Operative:
- Methodical by nature
- Keen eye for detail
- 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
Long known as Britain's Gateway to Europe, with over 70,000 registered businesses, Kent offers a great place to find work - with an unemployment rate of 2.4% - lower than the national average.
The county of Kent has a population of over 155 Million people, with towns including Dartford, Swanley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Ashford and Folkestone all having great transport links to London and the coast.
The county has a lot to offer it's residents and visitors, with miles of open countryside, quaint coastal towns and lifestyle destinations such as Bluewater Shopping Centre. You don't get a much better way to relax in your downtime than sitting in a Kentish pub garden with the sun shining down on you, enjoying the fresh countryside air that the garden of England offers.