Tel: 0191 261 5205

North East Chamber of Commerce

Forklift Drivers

Job ID: 
£8.72 - £10.26 per hour

Counterbalance Forklift Drivers

  • Washington / Sunderland
  • £8.72 up to £10.26 per hour plus overtime rate increase

Temporary to Permanent Roles

Immediate starts available

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Counterbalance Forklift drivers for work with a well-known, well respected global automotive manufacturing company based in Washington.

If you are looking for a full-time role with opportunities to gain a permanent contract following 6 months service, then this may be the role for you!

To be successful within this role you must hold a valid Counterbalance forklift licence as well as have previous experience of operating forklifts safely and efficiently.

Duties included:

  • Operating Counterbalance fork lift trucks within the busy warehouse
  • Moving materials around the warehouse
  • Carrying out Line Feeding duties when needed
  • Loading and unloading wagons
  • Stock Control
  • Adhering to strict health and safety policies at all times
  • Working in a team to ensure the smooth running of the warehouse


  • Free on-site car park
  • On-site subsidised canteen serving hot and cold food
  • Ongoing Training opportunities
  • Permanent roles for reliable staff
  • Overtime available on regular basis

Shifts available:

Day Shift: 06:45 – 15:20 (Mon – Thurs
06:45 – 14:30 (Fri)

Late Shift: 15:15 – 23:05 (Mon – Thurs)

14:25 – 23:05 (Fri)

Night Shift: 20:55 – 06:50 (Sunday)
23:00 – 06:50 (Mon – Thurs)

For further details on this excellent opportunity and to join a leading local employer, please apply with your CV via email to or contact our Gateshead office  on 0191 261 5205 for a discussion on this role or many more.

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