Shunter - Night shift job - Wincanton Basildon SS14 3FF £14.53 an hour -


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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Shunter - Night shift job - Wincanton Basildon SS14 3FF £14.53 an hour

Shunter - Night shift


Basildon SS14 3FF 

£14.53 an hour

Role Profile

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Shunter / Driver at our site in Basildon working on a day shift.


Working closely with both the transport and warehouse departments the successful candidate will ensure the smooth running of the loading function whilst managing all yard operations.

You will be responsible for the allocation of vehicles to the transport schedule in line with store access restrictions.

You will present vehicles for routine service or in need of defect repair to the maintenance provider, and also assist in the internal and external cleaning of trailers to ensure hygiene and safety standards are met.

You may also undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required for the effective operation of the function and the site, in a professional, economical and safe manner at all times, whilst following company procedures and maintaining the company image to provide a quality service to the customer.

The job currently involves operating any five shifts out of 7 to meet the demands of the operation.

The successful applicant will be a proactive member of a busy and exciting team.

The role requires the successful candidate to be flexible in their working hours in order to meet the needs of the business. The position will include shift and weekend work as the depot operates 24/7 therefore, it is essential that you are flexible in your approach to work.

Person Profile

  • Candidates with a clean C + E Driving Licence and, ideally, shunting experience, are requested to apply.
  • A positive approach to flexible working is essential for this position as is the ability and experience to work well in a busy team environment.
  • Candidates are required to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally at all levels.
  • Must be capable of working under their own initiative and unsupervised
  • Will be prepared to carry out other ‘ad hoc’ duties as and when required.
  • Possess a positive can do attitude with logical organisational skills.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to customer service.
  • The highest standards relating to Health & Safety, safe working practice, operational performance, presentation, and reporting are key to the contract specifications.

About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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