Warehouse Operative Job Description

Warehouse Operative Job Description

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Warehouse operative provides a safe working environment by working with the DC & Logistics Supervisory Team, and Health & Safety Manager to ensure year on year improvement in all relevant KPIs and embedding the behavioral safety program in every area of distribution sites.

Warehouse Operative Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective warehouse operative job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included warehouse operative job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Stock movement on SAP
Comply with all the warehouse procedures, processes and safe working practices
Carry out operator tasks, duties and responsibilities as required to achieve departmental requirements
Follow work to list as directed by area supervisor
Accurate picking of customer orders using our barcode driven WMS system
Scanning barcoded stock into the warehouse
Working to tight deadlines and completing various tasks at short notice
Lifting boxes on a daily basis including occasional heavy manual work
Life assurance scheme
Loyal service awards

Warehouse Operative Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Warehouse Operative

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FLT

Education for Warehouse Operative

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the warehouse operative job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Master's Degree in Medical, Healthcare, Education, Management, Computer, Performance, Health, General Education, Engineering, Associates

Skills for Warehouse Operative

Desired skills for warehouse operative include:

Safe working practices
Word
Excel
Kardex systems - Preferred not essential
Lean and 5S principles
SAP
SAP MRP system – Preferred not essential
Health & Safety procedures
Working on Excel and on other software platforms
Logistics operations

Desired experience for warehouse operative includes:

Increasing holiday from 28 days to max
Overtime paid at time and half once you work over 45 hours
Assist Team leader in any additional activities as required
Assist in loading trailer or truck
Assisting in the overall production and despatch of orders
Maintaining high levels of Health and Safety standards

Warehouse Operative Examples

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Warehouse Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of warehouse operative. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse operative
  • Being adaptable and flexible in your approach to work
  • Repetitive light, medium and heavy lifting
  • Dispatching orders using courier system
  • Ensure accurate stock checking of parts
  • Maintaining accurate records including timesheets, stocktake, manifests
  • Keeping area tidy
  • Helping in all aspects of the warehouse workload
  • We are looking for a candidate with some experience of working in a busy warehouse/ stockroom
  • There will be some physical lifting and moving of stock in this role
  • We require somebody with a full driving license as you will be driving stock to different locations
Qualifications for warehouse operative
  • Fill out appropriate paperwork following the SOP
  • Place product into a Quality Control holds area
  • Apply Quality Control hold stickers on incoming material
  • Sort and place materials on racks or shelves after Quality Control has approved
  • Fill Production’s Work In Progress area with appropriate products
  • Pull product from warehouse racking based off FIFO and based off Production’s demand
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Warehouse Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of warehouse operative. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for warehouse operative
  • Based off the shipping schedule, pull all totes based off the lots and set in area for preparation
  • Vacuum off totes and pallets on center-cut going to customer
  • Wrap cardboard around totes and tape
  • Place vinyl sheet protector in top of totes
  • Write lot number and tote number with marker on the outside of the tote on two sides
  • Place allergen label on outside of each tote
  • Place in Quality Control hold area for Quality Control to approve
  • Pick up any items or materials on floor
  • Fork truck operation – experience not required as full training will be given
  • Receive, store, pack and dispatch goods and materials in accordance with standard operating procedures and/or relevant legislation and its accompanying regulations
Qualifications for warehouse operative
  • Preparation and receipt of appropriate documentation pertaining to the receipt and despatch of goods
  • Allocation and retrieval of goods from specific warehouse areas
  • Basis VDU operation for inquiry purposes and for data entry
  • Perform regular housekeeping and periodic stock checks
  • Ensure correct product and where required dangerous goods labels, including
  • Emergency Procedure Guides where appropriate are attached to product prior to shipping
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Warehouse Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a warehouse operative. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for warehouse operative
  • Safely operate forklifts in manufacturing areas used to prepare products either for manufacture/transfer to distribution
  • Work in accordance with good manufacturing procedures
  • Become familiar with the automated warehousing system (barcoding)
  • Other tasks as directed from time to time by the within the employees training and general capabilities
  • Record any discrepancies found on paperwork, damage to cartons
  • Ensure all goods received into Store are received in good condition and kept in proper storage
  • Accuracy in picking & packing in accordance with SOP/guidelines, ensure all goods are listed on freight Manifest and picked up by forwarders on time
  • Assist transport contractor in the delivery of goods to customers if needed
  • Manage inventory on a FIFO basis unless otherwise directed
  • Conduct cycle counts and stock take as required
Qualifications for warehouse operative
  • Minimum 2- years verifiable experience in manufacturing/distribution environment
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment (Order Picker/Reach Truck/Forklift/pallet jack)
  • Ability to read and comprehend information and count inventory accurately
  • Ability to work in 3-level modules - Not afraid of height
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds repetitively and frequently
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time and climb stairs throughout shift
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Warehouse Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a warehouse operative. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse operative
  • Forklift driving – counterbalance and reach trucks
  • Adhering to the guidelines laid out in the health & safety policy
  • Identifying continuous improvement opportunities & actively participate in improvement events
  • Assisting Team leader in any additional activities as required
  • Being driven to meet customer demands, through being able to follow standards & procedures
  • Delivering finished products and Internal products to the right specification and quality
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure that all products are produced to specification
  • Ensure raw materials and finished stocks are stored correctly and accurately
  • Record Transactional activities
  • Ensure products are made available in line with picking list
Qualifications for warehouse operative
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle pressure
  • Computer literacyKnowledge of common computer applications
  • Monday - Friday dayshift
  • Pay Rate £7.60/hr basic + overtime
  • OTE 21K
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Warehouse Operative Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of warehouse operative. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for warehouse operative
  • Record and communicate transaction data
  • MHE operating
  • Deliver high performance standards around all aspects of our packing/sorting of parcel products
  • Break down, allocate and load inbound parcel supplies
  • Experience of working in a warehouse
  • An understanding of the importance of working safely at all times
  • A passion for contributing to great customer service
  • Accurate picking of customer orders
  • Loading onto our delivery vehicles
  • Maintaining health and safety standards
Qualifications for warehouse operative
  • Fork lift driving experience preferred but not essential – ideally counterbalance or reach forklift license
  • Confident in Maths & English to ensure accurate stock taking, data accuracy picking
  • In date fork lift truck licence, counterbalance(Desirable)
  • Ability to deputise in the absence of the Warehouse Controller
  • Ability to build a rapport with staff at all levels of the operation
  • Good communication/interpersonal/organisational skills

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