Warehouse Assistant

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  11 Oct, 2019
  • Job Ref:  KMP-47608

Job Description

Job purpose
The Warehouse Assistant forms part of the Distribution and Warehousing department of Valhmor Borg Import / Export Limited (VBIE) and Miracle Foods. VBIE believes that the role of a warehouse assistant is crucial to the operational flow of the company. The warehouse assistant has continuous contact with the distribution and Warehousing supervisors, delivery persons and co-workers. It is of extreme importance that the relevant tasks are executed in a timely and systematized fashion so as not to disrupt or delay deliveries.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Moves freight, stock and other materials to and from the warehouse, delivery vehicles or containers, by hand or using fork-lifters / cages
  • Sorts orders before loading / unloading
  • Reads work orders or receive verbal instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs
  • Stacks cargo in specific locations at the warehouse using pallets or cargo boards
  • Follows attentively any written and/or verbal instructions from his/her direct superior
  • Connect electrical equipment such as fork-lifters to power sources in order to be fully charged when need to be used
  • Deals calmly and effectively with high stressful situations especially during the peak season
  • Wears personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times especially when in warehouse
  • Complies with occupational health and safety procedures and in line with the company’s policy on such matter – ensuring that safety procedures are adhered to by maintaining cleanliness throughout the warehouse and the surroundings
  • Strict adherence to company confidentiality and professionalism
  • Attends training programs as instructed by the company, during or outside office hours

Job specification

  • General good standard of education up to secondary level
  • Skills to operate a fork-lifter
  • Good police conduct
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and meet deadlines
  • Applying a positive attitude of ‘can do’, ‘right the first time’, ‘speed’ and ‘passion’