Despatch Operative

Posted 3 months ago by Bamford Contract Services
Location Manchester Job Type Full Time - Temporary
Salary £8.21 - 12.33 per hour Sector Manufacturing/Production



Our large Manufacturing client in the Manchester area is looking for an experienced Dispatch Operative to join their team on a temp to perm basis.


The hours of work are Monday to Thursday 07.00 till 03.30 and Friday 07.00 till 12.30.


Jod Description as follows



 Manage the handover of completed heads & systems from Operations so that quality standards are maintained. Liaise with office staff as required to ensure that goods are despatched accurately and on time.

 Clean and pack heads and systems in line with department procedures and Health and Safety standards.

 Take delivery of and pack spare parts in accordance with department procedures.

 Generate labels and delivery documentation using PC's and printers. Ensure that the business system is correctly updated and maintained.

 Manage the shipment of products, including liaising with forwarders & office staff and the generation and control of shipping documentation.

 Load vehicles with the use of a Fork Lift Truck.

Take a leading role in the implementation of SAP Outbound disciplines into the Despatch department.

 Undertake container inspections as required.

 Use all machinery necessary to complete tasks correctly and as trained (e.g. cranes, pump truck, banding machine, foaming apparatus, nail-gun).

 Ensure that all health and safety rules are understood & complied with.

 Engage in local 5S activity to promote a safe, defect-free and ‘visual' workplace.

 Engage in Continuous Improvement activity as required

 Ensure COSHH and Known Consignor security compliance

 Comply with company PPE requirements.


This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and you may be required to undertake various duties as reasonably requested by the company



Person Specification

Role Related Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Attributes






Qualifications or Functional Experience

A minimum of 2 years similar experience ideally gained within a fast moving Logistics or Distribution environment.

A formal qualification at NVQ level 3 or working towards.


Skills, Knowledge, Experience

Use of PC in a work environment. Updating / inputting data and/or transacting operations or tasks.

Experience in SAP business systems

Decision making ability:

 Problem solving

 Prioritising tasks


Experience in working to deadlines in a fast changing environment.

Experience in systems driven stores, dispatch or logistics processes.

Forklift Truck licence


Exposure to Lean working and Continuous Improvement (kaizen) practice.

COSHH knowledge

Knowledge of Known Consignor, CTPAT or similar disciplines


Personal Attributes

Be self-motivated and capable of working on own initiative.

Have the confidence and assertiveness to influence others.

A team player with good communication skills.






 If you feel you have the relevant skills and abilities for this role please apply online or by sending your CV to


 JOB TITLE: Despatch Operative

DEPARTMENT: Logistics - Despatch

DATE: November 2016

LOCATION: MT Safeline UK, Manchester


 To take delivery of, clean, pack and despatch Metal Detector heads, systems and spare parts in accordance with department procedures and standards.

 To maintain the accuracy of our SAP business systems by keying and scanning information in a correct and timely manner.

 Administration of shipments of product to customers.

 To ensure that quality standards are maintained and to contribute to the achievement of customer service & business targets.


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