Warehouse Operative

We are an independent dynamic, steel solution provider with strong family ethos and values that makes us stand out from the crowd and enable us to be successful in a challenging marketplace always striving to have a smile on our face.

As one of the UK’s largest steel stockholders, we are recognised as experts by our diverse customer base in a wide range of industries including Automotive, Mining, Off-Highway, Power Generation, Construction, Defence and Industrial engineering sectors.

We are now recruiting for an experienced Warehouse Operative at our site on Herries Road, Sheffield S6 1HP. Following predefined warehouse procedures and best practices, the roles are required to ensure materials are received, cut and despatched accurately, safely, efficiently and in line with customer requirements.

We are a business that supports and encourages learning and development. As such, we welcome applicants who may not have all the required experience for the role though applicants should possess a strong drive and determination to develop their skills and consistently deliver high performance, in keeping with the values of our business.

The role operates a 2 weekly rotating shift pattern:
Week 1: MON-THURS - 06.00-14.00, FRI - 06.00-12.00,
Week 2: MON-THURS - 14.00-22.00, FRI - 12.00-18.00

The main tasks of the role will include:

  • To unload incoming material materials safely and efficiently, whilst ensuring it complies with ordered requirements
  • To book incoming material onto the company ERP system and safely transfer it to the appropriate storage location
  • To operate sawing equipment to cut steel to the customer's ordered requirements
  • To carry out routine cleaning and maintenance on saws
  • To inspect cut items and ensure they meet the required dimensional tolerances
  • To package material safely and in line with specific customer requirements
  • To identify cut and bar pick items in accordance with the customer’s requirements
  • To operate OH cranes, Forklift trucks and sideloaders to safely move material around the warehouse
  • To load vehicles with material for dispatch, ensuring material is loaded and secured safely
  • To carry out routine checks on forklift trucks, sideloaders and saws and to report any faults to the Shopfloor Supervisor
  • To work in accordance with standard works and Health & Safety procedures at all times
  • To keep the warehouse and facilities clean and tidy
  • To achieve/beat targets set by the Shopfloor Supervisor
  • Adhere to company policies
  • Adhoc duties as requested by the management team.

Essential requirements:

  • Trained in the operation of an Overhead Crane
  • Trained and experienced on a FLT
  • Trained in the operation of a Sideloader/Combilift
  • Trained in the operation of a Bandsaw
  • Experience in a similar role in a warehouse environment
  • Educated to GSCE level or equivalent
  • Competent user of ERP systems
  • Ability to fully contribute to the process of continuous improvements.
  • Can cope well with repetitive work that requires focus.
  • Ability to understand and follow work instructions
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to spot errors in own and others work.
  • Able to communicate effectively throughout the business.
  • Displays a ‘can do’ attitude, willing to be flexible to business need.
  • Commitment to resolving problems and taking ownership of work produced by the team.
  • Willing to commit and uphold our core values.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: £24,150.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

If you feel you have the skills and expertise for this challenging role, then please forward your CV and cover letter by email or to: opportunities@hillfoot.com.