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Forklift Operator

FULL-TIME FORKLIFT OPERATOR - £10.30 per hour plus overtime premium


Based in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, Wilson’s Country Ltd specialises in pre-packed, peeled and prepared potatoes.  

We supply food retailers, caterers and food processing companies with a range of products, offering quality, taste, full traceability and value for money.

Important Information
Date Posted: 21st January 2022
Closing Date: 29th January 2022
Industry: Food Production
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.30p/h

About the role

Forklift operating activities  include safely moving and handling potato boxes, pallets and other associated materials:

  • Loading and offloading lorries;
  • Store work, stock rotation, stock control;
  • Accurately calculating figures, recording information, data entry and using a handheld scanner;
  • Working within quality, health and safety guidelines and food safety standards; General production duties.
  • Similar duties (e.g. despatch) as and when required

Full-time hours - 40 hours per week, working 5 days out of 6, Monday to Saturday (Day Shift)

Evenings (Monday to Friday, 1.30pm to 11.00pm approximately) also available.

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • £10.30 per hour
  • Evening shift allowance (£10/shift)
  • Time and a half for overtime
  • 33 days paid holiday per year 
  • Full training and opportunities for career progression 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Qualification or licence to operate a counterbalance forklift truck (expired licence accepted, training provided)
  • Forklift operating experience
  • Good basic standard of literacy and numerical skills
  • Prepared to use a scanner and enter data (full training provided)
  • Able to work accurately and with attention to detail in a fast-paced working environment
  • Good communication and organisational skills, able to work as a team and on own initiative

Desired criteria

  • Good general awareness of food hygiene, health & safety and quality aspects
  • Valid up to date counterbalance forklift licence/qualification desirable but not essential

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Attention to detail

Attention to detail



Forklift handling

Forklift handling

Wilson's Country

Delighting our customers in every respect!

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Wilson’s Country is the leading potato brand in Ireland. Our commitment to innovation and marketing has positioned us as one of the leaders in the industry, supplying retailers, foodservice and food manufacturers with own label and branded prepack, peeled and convenience potatoes. Potatoes are our passion… Since Angus Wilson started the business from the family farm in the 1980’s we have grown from strength to strength. We now employ over 70 staff who work from our 6 acre site in County Armagh. We are one of the premier potato packers and processors in Ireland. We hold key accounts with many of the leading food retailers in the country.

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Investment in our premises, our staff and our growers ensures that we offer a quality product and excellent service We strive to make people inspired by potatoes…the poor potato can get a bit of a bad press so that is why we are constantly innovating. We challenge ourselves by evolving our variety portfolio, our packaging, our range and our production processes. We want you to realise how exciting potatoes actually are! By their nature, potatoes are seasonal, meaning we can handle up to 30 different varieties of potatoes in one year. This equates to about 3.5 million individual potatoes per week…now that’s a lot of potatoes! Dealing with such a vast number of spuds means we truly are passionate about potatoes.

Our benefits

Retirement Plan and/or Pension

Employee Development Programs

Employee Discounts

Casual dress

Free Parking

Open office

Competitive Salary

Forklift Operator

Delighting our customers in every respect!