Transport Operator (Nights)


Job Details


UK Felixstowe Container Logistics - 10421

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£30 k + company benefits

Closing Date

31/10/2020 12:00

Role Overview

We have an opportunity for a Night Transport Operator to join our team in Felixstowe.

Shift patterns are Sunday to Thursday 10 hrs shift/day. During holiday cover, Sunday to Friday,12hr shift/day

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. 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.”

How will you contribute?

Vehicle Planning:

  • Overseeing the night work for 5 depots across the Country
  • Dealing with any issue on nights – Job queries, Vehicle breakdowns, driver requests
  • Cost control – minimise overtime and demurrage.
  • Run the Felixstowe shunting operation

Driver control:

  • Communication of work and channelling of service issues in a timely fashion.

Budget & Financial control:

  • Review daily and weekly revenues by truck and monitor fuel performance on OV’s.
  • Wages control – minimize overtime, nights out and demurrage.

Customer Management:

  • Answer the telephone professionally – field customer queries:
  • Service query
  • Site H& S and Security – ensure driver compliance.
  • All other reasonable duties as delegated by the Depot Manager.

What will you bring?

  • An experienced operator with 2yrs or more experience is preferred.
  • Numerate – An ability to work withy data is an advantage.
  • Computer Literate – Will need to be comfortable using a variety of transactional systems as well as Excel and word.
  • Ability to attain AS400 system skills.
  • The role holder must be a team player – it is vital that they are willing and able to support their colleagues in planning and fielding specific driver queries.
  • Be willing to deal with poor performing drivers within the constraints of the Wincanton disciplinary policy.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, annual leaves with the option to buy more, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme, employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more

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

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result, you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

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