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Job description for Warehouse Operative

Our Integrated Logistics (ILog) function manages and delivers the tools, parts and in-service support that keep vehicles and equipment well-maintained, from their first launch to the day they’re retired from service. We’re pleased to offer challenging and interesting careers that bring a sense of pride and purpose. By joining our team, you’ll find yourself a role where your voice is heard, your impact is felt, and your contribution is recognised.

You’ll also benefit from plenty of opportunities for development, access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, and a c.27% employer pension contribution. You’ll also have access to a wide range of employee networks, including the Women’s Inclusive Network, Race & Culture Network, Pride Network, Disability Network – and many more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.

Are you looking for a challenging and interesting opportunity? If so, Defence Munitions (DM) Kineton has the perfect position for you to join the team as a Warehouse Operative.

Our Defence Munitions staff work closely with DE&S project teams and front-line commands to ensure our troops have the right items at the right time. We work as an important part of the wider MoD establishment that supports, procures, and supplies our troops, providing them with a wide range of munitions.

You will pick pack and prepare the movement of Munitions to UK and world-wide destinations by road, rail, sea, and air.

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV guidance before applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.

Responsibilities for Warehouse Operative

In this role, you will be entrusted with:
• Receipting, storing, issuing, and managing our inventory
• Working on a range of associated documentation and Logistics IT Systems, all to ensure that our armed forces are correctly supported and supplied in a timely and effective fashion
• Adhering to production schedules and targets with due regard to safety, time, cost, and quality
• Operating a variety of MHE (Mechanical handling equipment) including cranes and vehicles and be proficient in the use of hand tools required for their duties
• Maintaining a high standard of security, safety and risk management within the explosives storage and processing facilities to prevent theft, accidents or damage to munitions and explosives in storage
• Supporting wider depot operations which may include Dangerous Goods.
• Checking all routine and/or priority receipts and issues are thoroughly checked, and paperwork or computer records are correct

You will be interacting with a wide range of internal and external customers and stakeholders, both military and civilian, and including contractors, your strong communication, influencing, and leadership skills combined with a calm, collected and collaborative, yet robust, manner are essential to success in this post.

Public transport isn’t accessible to Defence Munitions Kineton due to its rural location, so own transport, or other alternatives to attend site will be required. Parking is available onsite.

It should be noted that work is often undertaken in unusually difficult or challenging environments such as outside in poor weather or working at heights with materials such as explosives or live ammunition. Given this, a safety conscious approach that embraces a responsible way of working is essential.

Successful candidates will be expected to pass a Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) medical; it is a requirement before operating any equipment.

Applicants must be over 18 years old to apply due to Explosive Handling Regulations.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

• IT proficient – There will be a range of bespoke computer systems you will use

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Experience within a warehouse environment
• Knowledge of Health and Safety and Risk assessments
• Any Mechanical Handling Equipment experience

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

• Distribution and Warehousing – Supervised Practitioner level
• Effective logistics knowledge – Supervised Practitioner level
• Making effective decisions
• Managing a quality service

What’s in it for you?

Please note, our salary bands are under review and may increase. If the outcome of the review results in an increase in the minimum salary and your salary offer falls below the new minimum, your salary will be increased to the new amount from your contracted start date. If the new minimum is less than the salary you are offered, the original salary offer will be retained.

Our careers offer stability, training, progression – and much more! Discover more about what we offer in our Little Book of Big Benefits. Find out more about our pension schemes.

We’re exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a great place to work that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. To help us do this, we particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people from LGBT communities. By bringing together different ideas, experiences and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together.

Please click the link below to apply for the role of Warehouse Operative by creating an account and upload your details.

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Job title:

Warehouse Operative


£18,278 per annum (plus benefits)

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Integrated Logistics

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[email protected]

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