Overseas Recruitment Agency

Warehouse Vacancies in South West

Without exception warehouse vacancies have many common aspects with a few unique to a specific client. Whilst warehousing is generally understood involves the processes of holding, loading, and unloading of finished products and raw materials, there are often more complicated systems at work.

Warehouse worker

Acorn Recruitment South West are experts in filling warehouse vacancies, be that packers, handlers, fork lift operators or stock control specialists. Our team of workers are highly motivated, well trained and fully experienced.
Our agency has been supplying workers into general warehousing for many years, the secret of our success surrounds our detailed knowledge of tasks to be undertaken. Pickers and packers are much easier to find than a manager for an integrated computerised warehouse.
Here is a list of bullet points that will help you formulate an accurate job description, from this we will be able to provide you with the ideal workforce.

  • Receipt of order – how?
  • Packaging finished product for shipping (shrink wrapping, boxing, labelling). Risk levels?
  • Holding finished product for loading – how, where?
  • Temperature checks – are they relevant?
  • Load finished product onto truck, aircraft, and/or railcar – associated paperwork?
  • Unload raw materials from truck, aircraft, and/or railcar – associated paperwork?
  • Move raw materials to warehouse storage – how?
  • Move waste from assembly line to recycling/waste management – frequency, method?
  • Responsible for quality control. No damaged product is sent out. No damaged raw material is accepted in. What standards are set and how reported?
  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs). What are these? Are they in the job description?
  • Operate forklift, trucks, and/or railcars. What licenses are required? ( Useful to name the kit used)
  • Complete daily logs. Frequency? By hand or is computer literacy needed? If so at what level.
  • Perform preventive maintenance (PMs) on forklift, truck, and/or railcar? Frequency?
  • Communicate with operators from other shifts. How?
  • Clean and maintain work area. Frequency – to what standards?
  • Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use. General close down/handover procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.


More often than not in smaller companies a high level of flexibility is expected, to that end you need to inform us of your requirements.

For instance do your warehousemen carry out any of the following functions?

  • Assist mechanics and machinists in repair work.
  • Perform back-up for assemblers.
  • Provide on-the-job training to new employees.
  • Order raw materials. Maintain material supply adhering to just in time manufacturing principles.
  • Stock taking and reconciliation.


• Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a GCSE school diploma or equivalent.
• Forklift certification for truck and/or rail operation.
• Manual dexterity required for operating machinery. What are they?
• Ability to lift up to 15 kilos required.


Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment but temperatures may vary. Work involves frequent lifting of materials and product up to 15 kilos. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes and jewellery are not permitted; please make your rules very clear and what kit you provide.

If you have warehousing vacancies consult the experts at Acorn Recruitment South West.

Our services allow you to concentrate on running your business whilst we organise the people for you.

Please feel free to use our quick enquiry form or email us at enquiries@acornrecruitmentsw.co.uk or give us a call on 01373836776