Forklift Driver

Forklift Driver
Kepak Group, Ireland

1 Year
0 - 0
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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 17, 2023
Last Date
Apr 17, 2023

Job Description

Kepak Group is a young, professional, and dynamic business that has grown into one of Europe's leading food processing companies. At the core of this success has been our belief in developing strong customer relationships through a partnership approach. We pride ourselves on our dedication to innovation, brand management, consumer focus and an unwavering commitment to food safety. Acutely aware of changing market requirements, we continue to supply consumers with premium quality products at competitive prices.

The Kepak Group are looking to recruit the right person for a permanent Forklift Driver role to cover our manufacturing facility in McCarren Meats in Cavan. This is an excellent position for a Food Science individual who is looking for an excellent role within a very supportive environment. McCarren Meats Unlimited Company is probably the oldest traditional pig slaughtering, processing, and bacon curing company in Ireland.

JOB TITLE: Forklift Driver

REPORTING TO: Dispatch Supervisor

JOB TYPE: Permanent


Key Responsibilities

  • Load and unload trailers in a safe and efficient manner
  • Receive/process shipments
  • Move and stack materials
  • Pick and scan orders
  • Rotate floor stock
  • General housekeeping duties in the warehouse or production area and duties as assigned
  • Perform general warehouse duties to maintain a smooth operation
  • Report all breakages, damages or defaults of equipment to the Line Supervisor, ensuring all machinery is only used when it is safe to use. Record checks as and when directed.
  • Use common warehouse management software
  • Ensure that the product is of the highest standard and report any issues to your supervisor immediately.
  • Co-operate with all company training, asking questions and ensuring they feel satisfied in relation to all aspects of the area and role they are working in
  • Reporting any accidents or near misses is expected and assistance with any investigation is a prerequisite of the Company’s safety policy.

Note: As with all positions, due to the nature of our business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time

Hours of Work

39 hours per week with the possibility of overtime

8 hour rotating shift pattern, hours vary from 6.00am - 8.00pm

Weekend work is also required


Skills / Experience

Previous forklift experience essential

Previous PPT experience highly beneficial

Previous production experience highly beneficial

Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment highly beneficial

Excellent communication skills and a strong team player

Each employee must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Each candidate must be of good character. Employment of the successful candidate shall be subject to satisfactory confidential reports.

Excellent communication skills and a strong team player


  • Company Pension
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Staff discount for McCarren Direct
  • Permanent Contract

Job Specification

Kepak Group

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