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Warehouse Operative

Who are we?

As flooring wholesale and distribution specialists, we are dedicated to connecting trade and retail networks with top-tier products, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional service. With a keen focus on excellence, we strive to provide our clients with the finest flooring solutions available in the market.

Our commitment lies in delivering unparalleled value and satisfaction, ensuring that our partners have access to the best resources to meet their needs effectively. Whether it's hardwood, laminate, carpet, or tile, we are your trusted partner in delivering quality flooring solutions that elevate spaces and exceed expectations.

Our Purpose

To transform home and work spaces, delighting customers through our commitment to innovation, and our dedication to service. 

The Job

Wood Innovations, a leading importer and distributer, is currently seeking an experienced warehouse operative to join our warehouse team in Newry. As a part of our operations, you will be responsible for efficiently and safely handling stock by picking orders manually and using forklift equipment when needed. This physically demanding role requires working in a fast-paced environment, where you will be tasked with managing stock movement, loading, and unloading materials, and maintaining accurate records.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a forklift driver, possess strong attention to detail, and be able to work effectively in a team-oriented setting. Join our team and contribute to the success of Wood Innovations as we continue to grow and excel in the flooring industry.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Complete daily pre-use maintenance checks.

·Safely stack and unstack goods onto racks, shelves, or pallets.

·Picking, packaging and labelling orders before they are dispatched.

·Transport product orders to the designated despatch zone.

·Checking for damaged or missing items and keeping accurate records.

·Ensure that all forklift driving areas are free from spills or obstructions.

·Maintaining stock, storing goods and stock adjustments by hand or a forklift truck.

·Checking and inspecting goods received, ensuring they are of accurate quantity, type and acceptable quality.

·Moving, recording, and storing inbound goods.

·Stock turnover management.

·Perform general warehouse duties.

·Maintain the warehouse in a tidy state, clearing away packing material and debris.

·Adhering to health and safety rules and regulations.

·Manoeuvre a Forklift Truck safely in a busy warehouse.

·Complete daily pre-use maintenance checks.

Technical Competencies


  • Maths and English GCSE grade C and above.
  • Forklift Licences
  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a Forklift Driver.
  • Self-motivated and organised individual.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and manage time effectively.
  • Be friendly, helpful, with a positive attitude and be a flexible team player.


  • Working for an importer/distribution company in a similar role.
  • Manual handling training
  • Previous experience of working with flooring products or construction products.
  • Experience working with pallet wrapping machine.
  • Have full clean driving licence and access to own car.


  • Monday ‚Äď Friday 9-5.30pm
  • 28 Days Holidays (including stats, Christmas & New Year Shutdown)
  • Option to join a contributory stakeholder pension scheme after three month‚Äôs service.
  • Option to join the company‚Äôs health benefit scheme after three month‚Äôs service.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Kitchen/catering facilities on site including complimentary tea/coffee/milk/water/bread and butter.
  • PPE provided.
  • Full training will be given on products, processes, and Warehouse systems.