Transport Operative

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Southampton, United Kingdom

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17 days ago

Do you have experience in a logistic environment where you have worked with different lifting/transport equipment such as truck, forklift, crawler cranes or overhead cranes? Would you like the opportunity to develop a career in a global organisation within a very exciting industry and with a record-breaking product?

Tasks & responsibilities: You will…
…be responsible for moving blades safely on and off ships and movements around the production and storage areas in Fawley. We work in shift of 12 hours, 4 days on, 4 days off, 7 days per week.
Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Maintain high safety standards and work with the HSE department to report incidents and highlight risks so they can be handled appropriately
  • Lifting, transport and storage of blades.
  • Understand the production and shipment schedule for the coming shift and know the movement plans to deliver blades to the line in the required timing.
  • Ensure that paperwork is maintained.
  • Maintain the storage area and blade stacking to ensure optimum access and usability.
  • Apply 5S principles and methodology.

Skills & experience: Our new colleague…

must have a valid UK driving licence and at least 3 years of experience of working in stores in a manufacturing environment. Experience of forklift and other lifting equipment will be essential. Handling large and heavy loads is beneficial. 5S qualifications or other Lean methodology would be an additional benefit. Training will be given for all necessary certification
As a Transport Operative, it is very important that you are a team-oriented person and understand how to work in line and matrix organisations. You must have a good understanding of safety, quality processes and reporting.
Furthermore, you must have good communication skills and speak, read and write English fluently. You should be able to use Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

Join us if you…
...would like to work in an international and ambitious company where we work shoulder to shoulder every day to become the global leader in the offshore wind market. You will be part of a dedicated team in an organisation characterised by being ambitious, innovative and professional.
In Manufacturing, we offer you:

  • Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Values such as initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions
  • Great colleagues that support each other and work together

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We’re already looking forward to hearing from you. Your primary work location will be Fawley, the United Kingdom. Please note that applications are handled on an ongoing basis. So, please send your application and CV as soon as possible using the link on this page. We treat all inquiries confidentially.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
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