We like growing 2 things,
potatoes and talent.

We are always on the lookout to expand our team. Employees will work closely together to ensure all areas of the business run effectively and efficiently.

Available Job Listings:

Closing Date: 9.06.21
Job Posted: 11.09.19

The Role

Full Time Despatch and Forklift Operators

Location: Portadown, Northern Ireland
Salary: Not disclosed
Type: Full Time, Permanent

Based in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, Wilson’s Country Ltd specialises in pre-packed, peeled and cooked prepared potatoes.  We supply food retailers, caterers and food processing companies with a range of products, offering quality, taste, full traceability and value for money.

Forklift operating activities may be based at intake, yard, stores, production or despatch and will include:

  • Safely moving and handling of potato boxes, pallets and other associated materials;
  • Loading and offloading lorries;
  • Store work, stock rotation, stock control;
  • Picking and building orders;
  • Accurately calculating figures, recording information, data entry and using a handheld scanner;
  • Working within quality, health and safety guidelines and food safety standards;
  • General production duties.

Hours of work:

Working 5 days out of 6, Monday to Saturday (day shift) and/or evenings (Monday to Friday, 1.30pm to 11.00pm approximately).

Despatch operator will work in a despatch team, collating orders and loading trailers. Tasks will include:

  • Entering label details, printing labels and labelling goods
  • Picking orders
  • Building and wrapping pallets as necessary
  • Stock rotation
  • Loading trailers
  • Printing despatch dockets and any necessary despatch paperwork
  • Manual handling activities

Hours of work:

This is a full-time vacancy for 40 hours per week (day shift) and will involve working 5 out of 6 days, Monday to Saturday (Saturday work on a rota basis).

Applicant Criteria:

Applicants must have:

  • (Forklift operators) A qualification or licence to operate a counterbalance forklift truck, which must have been obtained within the last 3 years;
  • (Despatch operators) Hold a qualification or licence to operate an electric power pallet truck and/or a counterbalance forklift truck, obtained within the last 3 years;
  • Relevant experience;
  • A good basic standard of literacy and numerical skills and be prepared to use a computer system for basic data input (training provided);
  • A good general awareness of food hygiene, health and safety and quality aspects;
  • Have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work on their own initiative, as well as part of a team.
  • Be able to work accurately and with attention to detail in a fast-paced working environment;

(Selection criteria may be enhanced at short listing stage should a high volume of candidates apply).

We are an equal opportunity employer

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