Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Operative Argyll and Bute

Defence Equipment & Support
Full Time Argyll and Bute 20500 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Job summary

We are Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S). We make sure the UK military is equipped, supported, and connected, as they protect life at home and overseas. We manage a vast range of complex projects to buy, support and supply vital equipment and services that the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force need, so they can operate safely and effectively.

Our people push for best-in-class every day – because it helps keep our nation safe. So whatever your background, whatever your skill set, if you’re driven to set new standards, find your place with us. Ready to see where your ambition will lead you?

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Warehouse Operative, based at Defence Munitions (DM) Glen Douglas.

You will provide support to receive, store, maintain and issue the range of General Munitions (GM) and Complex Weapons (CW) as mandated by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to equip the Armed Services. The role will provide a mix of working within a team, and independent working.

As a multi-skilled individual, who can work flexibly, you will be operating a varied range of mechanical handling equipment in DM warehouses. Other essential tasks will be required such as berthing, loading and unberthing Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships on our deep-water Jetty, operating fixed machinery and shoring ISO Containers.

Above all, you will need to be passionate about safety processes and procedures to closely follow the guidance that mean ammunition and explosives are handled in a safe, effective, and consistent way.

This role is 100% site based. It is a 37-hour, flexible working week. The usual hours are 08:00-16:30 Mon-Thurs, 08:00-13:00 Fri.

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV guidancebefore applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.

About the role

As a Warehouse Operative, you will have the opportunity to:

· Ensure all routine and/or priority receipts and issues are thoroughly checked, and that paperwork or computer records are completed accurately

· Handle munitions and explosives in a safe and efficient manner to comply with Safe Systems of Work

· Assist with packing and unpacking of ISO Containers

· Operate a variety of Mechanical Handling Equipment to carry out various driving duties, including loading, and unloading, delivering, or collecting units, and be proficient in the use of hand tools/wood working equipment as required for their duties. Full training will be provided adhering to the relevant organisation’s Health and Safety regulations

· Assist with all logistics and storage activities to ensure that customers’ requirements are met on time and in full, this may include working on-board HM Ships and at other military establishments

· As directed, assist other team members, or carry out additional ad-hoc tasks appropriate to the role

· Maintain a high standard of security, cleanliness and housekeeping within the explosive’s storage and processing facilities

· Monitor explosives safety including maintaining explosives limits and environmental conditions within the explosives storage processing facilities

· Ensure all palletised loads are prepared and documented in accordance with the relevant Unit Load Specification

Please note: Work will be conducted in mixed/varied working environments. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be always worn (and will be provided).

Successful candidates will be expected to pass a Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) medical before they are permitted to operate any equipment.

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you'll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

· Previous warehouse or stock management experience

· Basic IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office application tools

· Hold a Full UK manual transmission driving licence

· Over the age of 18 years old, due to Explosive Handling Regulations

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

· Previous experience of operating manual handling equipment

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

· Distribution and Warehousing – Awareness level

· Customer Service – Awareness level

· Delivering at pace – CSBC2

· Working together - CSBC2


We're pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

· 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday

· A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards

· Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)

· Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression

· A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more

· Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering

· Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)

· We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,500.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Work from home


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus

Work Location: One location

Reference ID: ORC915

Warehouse Operative
Defence Equipment & Support

Bristol, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Aerospace & Defence
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