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Warehouse Operative - Days or Nights

Charles Saunders Food Service are currently seeking  Full Time, Permanent, Warehouse Operatives to join our busy warehouse team at our head office based in Yate, Bristol.

Reporting To:

Logistics Manager

Charles Saunders Ltd have been established in Bristol for over 50 years and are one of the largest independent foodservice companies in the South West.

We supply a full range of frozen, chilled and ambient foods, fresh and frozen seafood, together with an extensive range of non-food catering products.

This position will suit someone who is physically fit, has a flexible attitude and can work well both alone and as part of a team, previous warehouse experience is essential.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

General warehouse maintenance:

  •  Maintain the warehouse and yard in a clean and tidy condition

 Loading goods on to vehicles:

  • Load and unload vehicles by hand and using plant machinery where necessary and qualified to do so.
  • Ensure all orders are loaded on to the correct vehicle and stock has been checked off against the pick sheet
  • Ensure stock is in a suitable condition to be issued to the customer
  • Ensure loading of vehicles is carried out in a manner which prevents damage and loads are secured to prevent movement during transit.
  • Where appropriate ensure chiller/freezer temperature checks are carried out

Picking stock from warehouse bays:

*Please note the company do not use electronic picking devices so it is essential the applicant can read and write English.

  •   Pick required goods as specified on a paper picking sheet for the next day’s deliveries.
  • Attention to detail is important to ensue all products match the paper pick sheet and no products are missed.

Accepting Goods in:

  • Check goods being delivered match details on the delivery note and purchase order form.
  • Ensure all delivered goods are free from pest infestations, contamination or damage and are in a satisfactory condition.

    Reject goods if criteria are not met.
  • Ensure delivered goods are promptly and accurately moved to the appropriate bay in the warehouse.

Warehouse Operatives will be expected to have the following skills / attributes:

  • A good level of numeracy and English literacy skills with the ability to read and complete record sheets and paperwork accurately.
  • The role is physically demanding and therefore a good level of fitness is required as heavy lifting is involved, must have knowledge of manual handling techniques and understand the importance of adhering to health and safety.
  • Helpful, Honest, reliable, trustworthy character with a strong work ethic and a flexible and adaptable attitude to work
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure with a positive attitude, ensuring items are picked and loaded accurately and in good time to meet deadlines.
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work alone with minimum supervision as well as part of a team.

    Able to take direction from supervisor and follow instructions.
  • Quick learner
  • Forklift experience is desirable however not essential as the company will provide forklift training where necessary
  • Previous warehouse experience is required


Days: Monday-Friday 07:30-16:30, Saturdays on a rota basis

Nights: Sunday-Thursday 23:00-07:30

 All applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.K.

Charles Saunders Ltd is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to a policy of non discrimination.

Due to the volume of applications received only successful applicants will receive a response.


How to apply

PLease apply here and if you application has been successful, our client will contact you directly. 

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration:
  • Rate: £18,137 - 20,000 per year + Bonus
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Purchasing
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: CS10
  • Posted: 2020-09-08 11:49:42 -

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