HGV Class I Shunters

Job Introduction

We are now recruiting for Class I HGV Shunters to join our 24/7 operation at our Regional Distribution Centre in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Shunters cover a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, working an average of 39.50 hours per week on 12 hour shifts. The shift start window is 4am - 6am.

Suitable candidates will have at least 2 years' recent experience working as a Shunter, preferably within a retail distribution centre. You will be familiar with the fast-pace of the role and requirements of processing kit in line with safety and operational requirements.

As part of the role, Shunters complete a pre- and post-shift handover to provide a detailed de-brief of the shift such as service vehicle locations and VORs.

  • Salary £34,985
  • Reference ADC/Transport/Shunter/Days/EW
  • Contract Type Shifts
  • Closing Date November 30, 2021
  • Category Transport
  • Business Unit Transport (Amesbury)
  • Location Solstice Business Park, Equinox Drive, Amesbury, United Kingdom

Role Responsibility

  • Ensure loading bays and de-kit are serviced in a timely manner with trailers and other vehicles
  • Rota trailers/vehicles on/off loading bays efficiently, avoiding possible operational delays
  • Liaise with Transport and Loading on a regular basis for any specific requirements
  • Clarify any vehicles that may be VOR and cross reference against the daily VOR report issued by Transport at the start of each shift
  • Advise Transport on any issues within the yard that may have an impact or cause concern i.e. loading bays requiring attention, loading bay lights not working, areas within the yard that may require the Yard Cleaner to attend
  • Ensure the yard is safe to use in cold conditions by ploughing and gritting and using the equipment provided (i.e. Gritter and Plough) when necessary
  • Ensure equipment is parked in the appropriate places, causing minimum obstruction/disruption to pedestrians
  • Carry out relevant shunt vehicle checks at the start of each shift and keep the shunt vehicles in a clean and tidy condition at all times
  • Assist in keeping the fleet clean by use of the vehicle wash
  • Check vehicles/trailers for relevant servicing for current week
  • Check Double Deck loading bays are in good condition

The Ideal Candidate

  • Valid C+E Driving Licence
  • Current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence card (DCPC) is essential
  • Insurer requirements - minimum of 25 years of age
  • Role requirement - minimum of 2 years' recent experience working as a Shunter
  • Practically demonstrates health and safety standards
  • Understanding and working knowledge of WTR; EU driver hours and working time rules
  • Task orientated approach
  • Minimal infringements
  • Candidates invited to site will be required to successfully pass an internal Shunter/Driver assessment

For applications to be considered, applicants are required to have a complete and up-to-date Home Bargains Careers Centre profile and to respond to the job application questionnaire when prompted.

Applicants that are invited to attend a face-to-face interview must present original documentation demonstrating their eligibility to work in the UK, along with other specified documents.

Please note, as we expect to receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, you are advised to submit your fully completed application at the earliest opportunity, as the closing date may be brought forward.

Package Description

  • £34,985 per annum
  • 12 hour shifts
  • 4am - 6am start window
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank and public holiday allowance rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
  • Contributable Company pension scheme
  • Staff uniform and PPE provided
  • Onsite subsidised canteen
  • 10% store discount
  • Access to social and sports events

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