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Forklift Driver, Burton on Trent

  • Location: Burton on Trent
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £12.43 per hour
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Posted:

Job Description

Position: Forklift Driver

FLT Driver @ £12.43 per hour on rotating shifts6am-2pm and on afternoon’s it is Mon – Thurs 2pm-11pm and Fri 2pm-6pm

Location: Burton on Trent

New Directions are recruiting a Forklift Driver on behalf of one of the UK’s largest industrial supplies organisations based in Burton on a Temp to permanent basis.


To operate industrial forklifts to move raw materials and finished products around site during the production process, to include loading and unloading vehicles and kilns (if required).

FLT Driver @ £12.43 per hour on rotating shifts

6am-2pm and on afternoon’s it is Mon – Thurs 2pm-11pm and Fri 2pm-6pm

If made permanent the FLT Driver can earn a bonus dependant on hitting weekly targets

The FLT role consists of delivering timber to the benches and machines, taking completed pallets to the yard, and stacking to safe standards, timber spraying, loading and unloading trailers, general yard duties and adhere to all Site Policies.




  • To operate your forklift truck in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Complete daily pre-operating checks before using your truck, recording and reporting all faults on a Defect Report
  • Ensure timber pallets and packaging are available as required to maximise production and ensure quality and customer standards are met
  • Ensure all timber, pallets and other components are stored in the correct location

Maintain standards of cleanliness and Health and Safety within the working environment


· Ensure all H&S legal responsibilities are adhered to in line with company expectations

· Represent the company professionally when dealing with all internal and external stakeholders


· Be a team player and understand the wider site processes in order to support when able to do so

· Treat all fellow colleagues with respect and behave in a way that allows all staff to complete their work without disruption



· Holds current counterbalance licence or site-specific counterbalance licence

· Check loading and unloading paperwork before commencement of job Has a can-do attitude

Job Specification

What New Directions Commercial offers:

  • A dedicated and expert account manager
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Potential long-term and permanent roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme

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