Job Description Warehouse Forklift Driver

Job Title

Warehouse Forklift Driver

Line Manager/ Reports to

Insert as applicable e.g. Warehouse Manager

Team/ Department

Insert as applicable


Insert as applicable e.g. Poole site or such other location that may be required of the job role

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Job Ref & about the organisation  

Social Media info etc 

Core Objectives

Carry out both Counter Balance and Reach skilled forklift driving work in the warehouse and to assist in the warehouse generally.


Main Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities  



Day to day responsibilities

– carry out agreed vehicles/equipment  inspections on at least a daily basis and immediately report any actual or possible defects to your Line Manager

– general forklift driving to include off-loading and loading, moving stock/pallets from production/other areas and around the warehouse, rotating stock, positioning stock in racking, picking orders and assisting order pickers, extracting products from racking in order, loading to vehicles.

– assist in the general activities of the warehouse as and when required, to include  dealing with documentation, assisting with stock management, and to include support and assistance to customers

– effective liaison with internal and external customers

– carry out planned tasks in accordance with requirements and within agreed time limits

– assist Line Manager to make improvements and implement required changes

– assist Line Manager to deal with external agencies

– maintain accurate records/documentation associated with your work

– reporting (content and format as agreed) as required

– achieve agreed personal targets and assist Line Manager to achieve team targets

– ensure compliance with policies, codes, legislation and procedures including health and safety

– immediately report problems/failures that may impact on the organisation and/or its clients/customers to Line Manager

– contribute towards the smooth running of the team

– responsibly use resources and control expenses to meet budgetary controls

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 8am to 4pm. However you will be expected to work as and when is necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.


In view of  the nature of the job you may be required to perform shift work (such as 12 Hour shifts including days, nights and weekends on a rota basis) and you will be expected to work as and when is necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.


Insert following if applicable Your job will involve travel to sites within the agreed area. The agreed area is insert e.g. 20 mile radius, county etc


Secondary Tasks/Duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, the Organisation and its clients/customers. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the Organisation’s rules, procedures and policies


Management/ Supervisory Responsibilities


People or equipment


Equipment – including vehicles

You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role. This means you should carry out checks as required.

You must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with training provided, all of the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable, any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment you use is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.


Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– to have achieved the following qualifications and insert as applicable

– to hold the following licences insert as applicable e.g. RTITB

– experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g.   minimum 2 years

– requisite knowledge of the equipment and processes common to the role

– to demonstrate knowledge of applicable health and safety, codes, standards and regulations for this role

– to be friendly and approachable with good communication skills

– to understand and deliver good customer service

– good attention to detail

– to demonstrate good time management and task  management skills

– a full driving licence

insert anything else required


You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the Organisation and any applicable rules, regulations and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special Working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires.


Salary/wages level

C – £25,000 or insert £ per hour


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Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

Site Manager

Date approved