Multi Task Operative - Backshift


Job Details


UK Blackburn BAE Systems Air & Land 2 - 12658

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive plus shift premium

Closing Date

06/12/2019 12:00

Role Overview

Warehouse Operative - Backshift

A number of opportunities have arisen to join our team at the Defence Logistics Centre, Samlesbury

Reporting to the Team Leader, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate flexibility and capability to perform a range of administrative, warehouse and inventory duties including:

  • To receive and putaway stock efficiently and accurately maximising location utilisation
  • To pick and pack stock productively and accurately
  • To consider the quality of work while completing tasks
  • Utilising of RDT’s (radio data terminals) to scan stock during the operational processes
  • Input of data and related administration of the on site WMS and other site based systems
  • Cycle counting of stock within the warehouse and inventory investigations as required
  • Checking of picked stock and assembled loads prior to loading and despatch
  • All activities to be compliant and in support of the contractual KPI targets.
  • Conduct to be compliant with Wincanton Health & Safety legislation and guidelines
  • A range of duties to support the operational efficiency and general housekeeping and hygiene standards of the warehouse and site

Experience and Qualification


  • Full Driving Licence
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Able to provide and understand the need for a high standard of customer service
  • A proactive, flexible and "can do" attitude to resolve issues and challenges
  • The individual needs to be able to demonstrate attention to detail and an accurate and precise way of working to ensure all documentation and data is correct.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also independently and to show initiative
  • The ideal candidates will possess a positive attitude with a keen and enthusiastic approach.


  • Counterbalance Fork Lift and Reach Truck licenses would be an advantage

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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Multi Task Operative - Backshift