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Shunter Driver

Major Logistics are recruiting on behalf of a well-established, manufacturer based in the heart of North Yorkshire. My client manufactures brand named products that are supplied into most retailers in the UK and now have their products in mainland Europe. An exciting opportunity has arisen for multiple Shunter drivers to join their team, based at Leeming Bar on a permanent basis.
My client is offering two contract options which are both permanent positions:
Option 1 Shift Based:
40 hours per week, 8-hour shifts Monday – Friday covering a weekly rotating shift pattern of 0600 – 1400 / 1400 – 2200 / 2200 – 0600, plus working one Saturday morning every sixth week, 0600 – 1400.
Option 2 Weekend working:
36 hours per week, 12-hour shifts, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on a weekly rotation of 0600 -1800 & 1800 – 0600.
This role involves shunting units for internal stock movements and can be physically demanding, with the driver being expected to carry out around 30 trailer movements in an 8-hour shift. This role would suit someone who is looking to be part of a fast-paced environment.
Salary depending on experience – £28,000 – £30,758 per annum
Duties include:
  • Moving trailers in a loaded and unloaded state between the manufacturing plant and the warehouse.
  • Ensuring load security and stability, adequately restraining loads in line with correct procedures and certified practices.
  • Assisting with the loading and unloading of trailers with finished goods using a pallet truck.
  • Safe handling of the vehicle in all respects, including the optimisation of fuel usage and cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Completing paperwork efficiently and accurately
  • HGV Class 1 (C+E)
  • Relevant shunting experience
  • No more than 6 points on licence
  • Fork Lift Licence, Counterbalance and Reach (desired but not essential)