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Sunday, 10 May 2020

Shunter (Nights) Fowler Welch in Tonbridge

Shunter (Nights) 
Fowler Welch

Shunters x 2
Paddock Wood

£Competitive Salary Plus Excellent Benefits

Hours: 17:00 - 05:00
Shift Pattern: Sunday - Wednesday OR Wednesday - Saturday

(A degree of flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the business)

We are looking for a Shunter to join the team at our Paddock Wood depot.


We are Fowler Welch – a multi award winning supply chain specialist working with retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers across the UK. We live by a simple set of values: to delight our customers, maximise our efficiency, be socially responsible and to promote being an employer of choice.

Most importantly, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the highest quality service to our customers without dedicated and knowledgeable staff. This is why we strive to create a working environment that is enjoyable and allows our employees to continually grow and progress in their careers.


As a Shunter, you will be required to ensure the timely trailer movements, on and off loading bays and where applicable to deliver loads from one location to another, as instructed, in line with Company standards and operational requirements.

Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor - Nights, your responsibilities will include:
  • To place trailers in the required areas as per instructions from the warehouse teams
  • Use two way radios to keep in contact with areas of the operation as necessary
  • Ensure all necessary safety checks are carried as specified by the company
  • Report any defects, accident damage or incidents as soon as they are discovered.
  • Ensure fridges are set at the correct temperature, in line with loaded product temperature requirements and diesel tanks have adequate fuel at all times.
  • To remain professional and courteous in all communications
  • Report any breaches in speed limits by drivers and sub contractors to the transport department.
  • Preserve vehicle parking area layouts and report debris or potential hazards to the site services team
  • Maintain the company standards of hygiene and housekeeping in your working area
  • Continuously work in line with Health & Safety legislation
  • Loading and unloading vehicles using warehouse MHE in line with Health and Safety standards
  • You may be required to carry out driver duties, this will typically be delivery to retailer RDC’s, in addition to collecting from supplier farms and pack houses.

To join us as a Shunter, you will need:

  • Full Driving Licence
  • Experience of working in a very fast paced environment
  • Self disciplined and motivated, with the ability to use own initiative
  • Excellent team player
Due to the LGV Driver requirements of this position, you will also need:
  • Class 1 licence
  • An understanding of the legal requirements regarding tachograph and driving hours
It would be desirable if you had:
  • Previous shunting experience and knowledge of the logistics and/or FMCG sector

We believe our employees are the driving force behind our success, which is why we offer a wide range of benefits.

In return for your hard work and dedication we offer the added bonus of an excellent benefits package, which include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Free Fowler Welch Health Cash Plan. We fund a care plan for our employees that covers an array of medical fees including dental and optical - with no cost for you! You even have the option to increase your totals or add family members to the plan for a small monthly fee.
  • Free life insurance as a Fowler Welch employee equal to three times your basic salary.
  • Auto enrolment onto our competitive pension scheme.
  • ‘Cycle 2 Work’ Scheme – save up to 42% on the cost of a new bike and necessary equipment.
  • Recognition schemes for our exceptional employees – monthly winners receive £100 of shopping vouchers.
  • Exclusive discounts on a range of package holidays with Jet2Holidays.
  • Discounted gym memberships at over 2,500 gyms across the UK.
Apply now and join us on the road to success!

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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