Forklift Driver

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Job Overview

The forklift driver is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of forklifts to transport materials, goods, and components within the production facility. This role involves loading and unloading materials, performing regular equipment checks, and ensuring the smooth flow of goods
Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operating forklift safely and efficiently operate forklifts and other powered industrial trucks to load, unload, and move products and materials
  • Load and unload goods from trucks, containers, and storage areas
  • Transport materials to and from storage areas, production lines and production suites and loading docks.
  • Loading and unloading production components from classified areas whilst following gowning procedures for relevant areas.
  • Assist with inventory counts and ensure accurate tracking of materials and products.
  • Perform routine checks and maintenance on forklifts, reporting any malfunctions or safety concerns to supervisors.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment. Wear necessary protective gear and participate in safety training.
  • Maintain records of materials moved, including product codes, quantities, and locations.
  • Work closely with warehouse staff, supervisors, and other departments to ensure efficient workflow and address any logistical challenges.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must therefore demonstrate the following essential criteria on their application form in order to be considered:

  • Valid forklift licence
  • Ability to work a 2 shift pattern (Week 1 – Mon to Fri 6am-2pm and Week 2 –  2pm-10pm)
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work well within a team and support colleagues as needed.
  • Strong commitment to workplace safety and adherence to safety protocols.

Desirable Criteria:

Due to the nature of the role preference will be given to applicants demonstrating the following desirable criteria:

  • Previous GMP experience or experience in Pharmaceutical Industry

Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Newry

Additional Information:

  • This role will be based in a site that produces and handles penicillin, and as such, this role would not be suitable for those that have a penicillin allergy.
  • Applicants should be able to provide proof that they have a right to work in the UK at the time of their application. Applicants who are unable to provide this proof will not be considered.
  • We regret that applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.


Free life assurance
Company pension scheme
Healthcare cash plan
32 days annual leave
Wedding leave
Company sick pay
Employee well-being initiatives
Employee assistance programme
On-site free parking
Subsidised canteen facilities
WeCare programme – supporting the local community
Employee perks scheme
Employee recognition scheme
Career development opportunities


Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy, we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community

  • Permanent
  • Newry
  • Closing date: Tuesday 28 May 2024
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