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Material Handler / Counterbalance Driver

Venatu Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with a Leeds based organisation looking to recruit a Material Handler. This client is based on one of the major industrial parks within Leeds with easy public transport and road links.

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £22,700 per annum
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 1 March 2020
  • Ref: Ls10


  • Material Handler / Counterbalance Driver
  • Leeds
  • £22,700 per annum


  • Handling incoming or outgoing raw materials and compare identifying information against shipping information or other records; examines incoming shipments for damage, contamination or shortages.
  • Completing paperwork or forms required for documentation
  • Operating material handling equipment such as forklifts and pallet hand trucks to move stock/reorganise storage
  • Controlling of material feed streams
  • Unloading of cap stock, organisation and tipping of goods to correct silos as per customer demands
  • Ensures all material area housekeeping is of the highest standard
  • Cleaning of material filters
  • Support production requests


  • Knowledge of health and safety practices
  • Eperience in handling raw plastic materials
  • Eperience in plastics manufacturing
  • Flexible with daily tasks
  • Capable of working as part of a team and independently
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good technical skills and detail oriented
  • Basic IT skills
  • Skilled in operating forklift or other materials handling equipment
  • FLT License - in date - Reach/Counterbalance, RTITB or ITSSAR accredited

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