General Operative (Yard)

Closing Date: 18-03-2022

Closing Date: 18-03-2022

Reports To: Departmental Production Manager

Location: Fivemiletown

Hours of work: 8:00am – 5:00pm Mon – Fri
plus overtime including Saturdays as required.

Main Purpose

Job Purpose:                          To carry out general forklift and yard duties within Fivemiletown.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • General forklift driving duties in yard.
  • Ensure all products are stacked/ stored in a safe and proper manner in stock yards.
  • Loading and unloading Company vehicles in a safe working manner.
  • Dealing with deliveries for customers and the general public
  • Maintain high standard of housekeeping yard area.
  • Operate machinery in a safe working manner
  • Maintain upkeep of machinery
  • Fill in daily check on Engage
  • Provide support as required for the relevant departments/ factories
  • Day to day upkeep of the yard and surrounding areas
  • General tidiness and maintenance within the site.
  • Operate housekeeping equipment to maintain high standards of tidiness throughout the site.
  • Adherence to Company Health and Safety polices at all times, wearing the correct company PPE while working in yards and on sites.
  • Polite and courteous when dealing with customers.
  • Any other duties assigned by Managers/Supervisors commensurate with the role and within capabilities.

The above list is not exhaustive but aims to provide a broad range of duties and responsibilities of the post.

Employee Specification: General Operative (Yard)



e.g. Qualifications, experience, training

At least 1 years previous forklift driving experience preferably within a busy manufacturing environment.

Valid driving licence with the ability to travel to and from work areas as and when required.

Valid Forklift drivers certificate.


E.g. Communication skills, Negotiation skills, Influencing skills.

Adherence and appreciation for  housekeeping standards

Ability to work to strict deadlines.

Be highly aware of health & safety in the workplace.


E.g., Attitude, Reliability, Co-operation

Ability to work as part of a team focused on maximising production.

Methodical in approach


Works well on own initiative and as part of a team.



E.g. Flexibility in hours, Mobility, Time keeping

Can travel to and from work areas as and when required.

Flexibility to working hours

Good time keeper

Be able to respond to call outs outside normal working hours.

Flexible approach to work required

Personal Attributes

e.g. Appearance, Health

Medically fit to undertake the physical requirements of the job

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