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Sunday, 16 August 2020

Shunter (Nights) Job - Fowler Welch Paddock Wood, Kent

Shunter (Nights)
Paddock Wood, Kent

Fowler Welch

*** The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us. If you are invited to attend an interview, you will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire, and we would ask that you do not attend any interviews or assessments on site if you are self-isolating or if anyone in your household, including yourself, is displaying any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

We will be making the necessary adjustments to our recruitment processes to ensure we follow Government guidance which could result in recruitment taking longer than we would like. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we adapt our ways of working during this time. ***

£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 movement of trailers, and when necessary, deliver loads from one location to another (Class 1 licence requirement) in line with company standards and operational requirements.

Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor - Nights, you will:

- Place trailers in the required areas as per instructions from the warehouse teams
- Ensure all necessary safety checks are carried out as specified by the company
- Report any defects, accidental 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
- 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
- Continuously work in line with Health & Safety legislation
- Load and unload 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 RDCs, in addition to collecting from supplier farms and pack houses


To join us as a Shunter, you will need:

- A full driving licence
- Experience of working in a very fast-paced environment
- To be self-disciplined and motivated, with the ability to use your own initiative
- To be an excellent team player

Due to the LGV Driver requirements of this position, you will also need:

- A 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

Other organisations may call this role Site Operative, Loading Operative, Warehouse Operative, Distribution Operative, Driver, Class 1 Driver, or Logistics Operative.


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 includes – but is 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.
- 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.
- Discounted gym memberships at over 2,500 gyms across the UK.

Apply now and join us on the road to success!

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