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Side Load Forklift Driver – Maldon, Essex

Branch: Braintree
Job Type:
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000
Sector: Warehousing, Logistics

First Call Contract Services are hiring on behalf of the UK’s leading timber supplier. The client operates over multiple sites nationwide. We are currently looking to hire a Side loader for their site in Maldon, Essex.

About The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Side Load Forktruck Driver (Counterbalance/Side Loader/Combi) to work at the Maldon yard, Essex. Ideally we are looking for someone who has worked in a similar role and has previous experience is definitely preferred.


The role requires 5 days per week plus an opportunity for weekend work if wanted.

The job – Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Stacking timber for banding, ensuring accuracy and safety
  • Load the vehicles for transport of the timber
  • Sorting pieces of timber into sections
  • Checking over the forklifts, refueling if required and overseeing general maintenance
  • Unloading / taking deliveries
  • Stacking sorted timber in the yard and labeling as required
  • Sweep yard and keep tidy and safe

This work is in a thriving and busy environment, all staff should comply to the Health and Safety procedures. This is the responsibility of all, and they will expect everyone to work with us to achieving this.

Personal and skill requirements:

  • To tackle any problems before they arise. Deal with incidental problems efficiently
  • Fork Lift Truck driving license essential, Counter Balance license desirable but applicants with Side Loader and Telescopic licenses considered. Positive approach and aptitude for minimising problems
  • Good communication and friendly manner when dealing with clients or staff
  • Rigorous attention to detail and quality

You will have the below attributes:

  • Be a sounding board for others, see both sides and be able to identify the pros and cons, and be able to take a balanced view, and see the positives in any given situation
  • Contribute to all aspects of the general operation – keep the site clean and tidy
  • See the big picture and be a part of the whole team
  • Follow the company’s Standard Operating Procedures whilst working efficiently

If you feel you are suitable for this role please click “APPLY” or alternatively you can call us on: 01376 317400



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