Yard Assistant / Warehouse Assistant / Forklift Driver

Southampton, Hampshire, England
10 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Rikki Holland
Contract Type
Full Time

Yard Assistant / Warehouse Assistant / Forklift Driver

Location: Southampton

Salary: Competitive Plus Benefits

Start Date: ASAP

Reporting to: Branch Manager

This Yard Assistant vacancy is based at our branch in Southampton but may well suit relevant candidates living in any nearby locations.

Elliott Brothers Ltd are an independent family owned Builders Merchant established for 173 years, with 13 Branches in the South and a current turnover of £50m. Due to a recent upturn in trade we are in looking to employ additional personnel in certain areas of the business.

Due to an increase in business we are now looking to recruit a Yard Assistant to join us at our Builders Merchant branch in Southampton.

Yard Assistant Working Hours:

  • 40 hours, 8am-5pm Monday - Friday (flexibility required with start/finish times to cover branch opening hours), plus some Saturday mornings on a rota

Yard Assistant Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serving customers in the yard, both manually and with a forklift
  • Loading/unloading lorries
  • Receiving and storing products from suppliers and dealing with associated paperwork
  • Housekeeping in the yard

Yard Assistant Requirements:

  • Counterbalance forklift license (essential)
  • Combi truck forklift licence (preferable)
  • Knowledge of building materials, especially timber would be an advantage but training can be provide
  • Friendly and professional manner
  • Good communication skills
  • High standards of customer service

Company benefits Include:

  • Generous pension contributions
  • Substantial staff discount
  • Annual profit share scheme

If you feel you have the skills and experience to carry out this role then we would encourage you to apply today for the chance of an early interview!