General Operative - Blackpool

Location Cork
Job ref: 071291
Published: 11 months ago

General Operative - Blackpool, Cork


Part of Grafton Group Plc, Chadwicks Group is the market leader in the builder’s merchanting industry in the Republic of Ireland. The core business is through the traditional Builders Merchants division. Main brands include Chadwicks, Cork Builders Providers, Davies & Telfords. In addition, and through organic growth and acquisitions the Group have established a range of brands which are close to the core but offer a uniquely different range of products. These include Heitons Steel, Panelling Centre, Morgans Timber, Proline & Sitetech. 


Principle Objective

Reporting to the Yard Supervisor, the General Operative will be responsible for the upkeep and organisation of the yard and warehouse area. Working effectively as part of a team in which you’ll make sure our customers can rely on a timely, friendly and dependable service.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Previous General operative experience is required

  • Valid Fork-lift Licence essential

  • Valid Manual Handling Certificate

  • Previous customer service experience

  • Previous experience in a busy builders’ providers an advantage


Key Responsibilities

  • Receive and check off deliveries to the warehouse, highlighting any anomalies and ensuring secure, correct and timely storage of such deliveries in line with health and safety guidelines.

  • Ensure that the warehouse/store is kept tidy at all times, that stock is clearly identifiable and low stock levels highlighted to management where necessary to make certain products are available at all times.

  • Ensure that the forklift is used and maintained in an appropriate manner in line with health and safety guidelines.

  • Responsible for picking, packing and loading of company vehicles.

  • Actively safeguard against theft of goods or company property by being security conscious at all times.

  • Work and communicate as a team member to ensure the warehouse operates efficiently and effectively within company policy.

  • Perform any other duties as may be deemed necessary or as may be required by the company.


Essential Competencies

  • Ability to prioritise workload

  • Effective team working

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills

  • The flexibility and willingness to learn

  • To enjoy working with people

  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail


Key Relationships

  • Branch Colleagues

  • Yard Supervisor

  • Branch Manager

  • Regional Director

  • Sales Representative

  • Customers & Suppliers




Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Chadwicks Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles