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Join The Team at Goodflex

Despatch Operative

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Goodflex Despatch Operative

This is a great opportunity to train as a Despatch Operative with one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of custom-made hoses based in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Supplying industries such as Automotive, Bus & Truck, Off-Highway and Rail, you will join a friendly team with great working hours, overtime, structured training and regular social events.

If you would be inspired at the thought of engineering, manufacturing and supply high-quality products that feature on current and new designs of vehicles and machinery exported globally then this is the job for you.

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JOB PURPOSE

The despatch operative should be working to pull products through the production facility to ensure that the correct parts are being despatched within the lead time agreed with the customer.

To work alongside the other members of the despatch team to achieve all the shared goals and cover for each other during holiday periods.

To report back to the Despatch Team Leader when goods have not been able to be dispatched as planned.

Despatch Operative is a dynamic role so you will actively be on your feet for most of the working day and within a manufacturing centre environment.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNT-ABILITIES

  • To reunite barcodes back with post cured parts from the day before to ensure product traceability.
  • Mark up hoses using technical drawings and jigs for trimming.
  • Cut to length any products that require, as per the manufacturing specification.
  • Assemble kits as per specification.
  • Liaise with the Resources Co-Ordinator to get all specialist, international or customer account couriers arranged and booked the day before despatch.
  • Report to the Resources Co-Ordinator every morning to advise what goods will be shipped out that day and will therefore require delivery notes
  • To book all UK shipments on the Fedex & UK Mail system using the most cost-effective method for the goods.
  • To liaise with the Operations Manager if any parts are delayed coming through the production process.
  • To pick and pack all products due for despatch the following day.
  • To ensure correct parts and parts quantities are sent in every order. Which matches what is listed in the accompanying paperwork.
  • To ensure all shipments are sent with the correct paperwork and packaging to ensure it is received by the customer in an acceptable state which represent Goodflex positively.
  • To check the quality of the parts through each stage of the process to ensure no parts are sent to customers which do not meet the manufacturing specification.

To work alongside Goods Inwards to assist where necessary and cover each other during holiday periods.

THE PERSON

Must be conscientious, thorough, and reliable. Needs to be computer literate and communicate well between team members. Must be able to work as a team towards a common goal and be willing to switch roles within the department to ensure the necessary tasks are completed when required.

Should have great attention to detail to ensure only quality parts, which pass the manufacturing specification are received by Goodflex Customers, in a manner which represents Goodflex in a positive manner.

THE COMPANY
Goodflex Rubber Company is based on the Arden Forest Industrial Estate in Alcester. With over 15 years of trading our well-established growing business has won awards and has had year on year growth for the last 5 years. The Company with the support of the Warwickshire Growth Hub has recently relocated to significantly larger facility.

Goodflex Rubber Company is based on the Arden Forest Industrial Estate in Alcester. With over 15 years of trading our well-established growing business has won awards and has had year on year growth for the last 5 years. The Company with the support of the Warwickshire Growth Hub has recently relocated to significantly larger facility.

As well as being a family-owned, owner-led business that truly understands that its people are the heart of the business, benefits of working at Goodflex Rubber Co include:

  • Annual social events (Social events with partners included such as Stratford Races, Christmas Meal and Goodflex Birthday Celebrations)
  • Professionally managed HR using Breathe software and Business Synergy HR consultancy
  • Free confidential counselling sessions available for all employees
  • Regular strategy meetings to update all staff on business updates.
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Free Parking
  • Branded Workwear
Goodflex Branded Workwear

First wage increase after passing or probationary period (production staff)
£20 Contribution towards Safety boots for each employee (production staff)

£20 Safety Shoe Contribution
  • 29 days holiday per year (Including Bank holidays based on a 5 day working week)
  • Gifted One additional days holiday after 3 years of service, a second additional days holiday after three years and a third additional days holiday after ten years of service.
  • Inclusion in the company group life assurance policy after one year of service.

WORKING HOURS:

39 hour, 5-day pattern.

WORKING HOURS:

0 MONTHS £9.60 STARTING
3 MONTHS £10.00 AFTER PROBATION
6 MONTHS £10.50 SKILLED
12 MONTHS £11.00 HIGHLY SKILLED
3 YEARS £12.00 SENIOR

To apply please call Natalie Benwell, Commercial Manager on 01386 841480 or email jobs@goodflexrubber.com