Transport Operator

Transport Operator

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting a Transport Operator to join their team at their site in Warrington.

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Warrington (WA4)

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting a Transport Operator to join their team at their site in Warrington. This role will plan and execute collection and delivery schedules via the most cost efficient and cost-effective means, in line with the business objectives, customer service levels and current legislative requirements.

  • 48 hours per week
  • Additional benefits:
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Full Uniform and PPE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
  • Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)

 

About the job:

  • Full utilisation of IT systems and vehicles to ensure accurate and appropriate allocation of driver/vehicle/loads/back loads and trailers and communicate plans to external and internal customers to improve both the efficiency of the department and the Group;
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels are in place at all times, including agency staff, to meet/exceed customer requirements;
  • Manage driver hours by authorising driver timesheets on a weekly basis and auditing and updating hours against the relevant systems to guarantee they are compliant to all regulations;
  • Communicate effectively to all internal and external customers, to include but not limited to; load sheets for the warehouse, handovers to relevant individual / department, workshop for vehicle and trailer maintenance and servicing and key stakeholders for operational delays to ensure a smooth and efficient service is being delivered;
  • Work as part of a team and participate in cross training initiatives to provide effective cover in a colleague’s absence;
  • Identify, communicate and drive any continuous improvements to continually develop the operation of the business.
  • Operate a high standard of general housekeeping and work in a safe manner complying with all health and safety regulations in order to maintain a clean, safe and tidy working environment;
  • Maintain clear communication with other colleagues and Drivers to ensure customer KPI’s and targets are achieved and maintained, to include Driver debriefs, manifest review and updates to any amendment /notes.

 

Your knowledge and experience:

  • Working knowledge of the Highway Code, EU tachograph requirements, Working Time Regulations, Road Transport Regulations
  • Commercial awareness
  • Working knowledge of transport operation systems
  • Geography
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • GCSE’s at grade A-C in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) 
  • Logistics qualification would be desirable
  • Critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Organisation and time management
  • Effective communication skills at all levels both written and verbal
  • Collaboration with other departments and companies within the Group
  • Numeracy
  • IT and computer literate
  • Relevant transport experience
  • Analysing and solving logistics problems
  • Experience of transport operation systems

HOW TO APPLY

We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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