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Despatch Operator

FULL-TIME DESPATCH OPERATOR (DAY SHIFT) - £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: 14th January 2022
Closing Date: 21st January 2022
Industry: Food Production
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.30p/h

About the role

The successful applicant will work in a despatch team, collating orders and loading trailers. Tasks will include:

  • Entering label details, printing labels and labelling goods
  • Picking orders
  • Building and wrapping pallets as necessary
  • Stock rotation
  • Loading trailers
  • Printing despatch dockets and any necessary despatch paperwork
  • Accurately calculating figures, recording information, data entry and using a handheld scanner;
  • Manual handling activities

Full-time hours: 40 hours per week (day shift) and will involve working 5 out of 6 days, Monday to Saturday.

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • £10.30 per hour
  • Time and a half for overtime
  • 33 days paid holiday per year
  • Full training and opportunities for career progression 

(Selection criteria may be enhanced at short listing stage should a high volume of candidates apply).

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Have a good basic standard of literacy and numerical skills
  • Are able to work accurately and with attention to detail in a fast-paced working environment
  • Have good communication and organisational skills and are able to work on their own initiative, as well as part of a team
  • Prepared to use a hand held scanner and enter data (full training provided)
  • Relevant experience in despatch or warehouse
  • Counterbalance and/or electric power pallet truck licence/certificate (expired licence accepted, training provided)

Desired criteria

  • Counterbalance and/or electric power pallet truck licence/certificate (obtained within last 3 years)
  • Have a good general awareness of food hygiene, health & safety and quality aspects

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity



Forklift handling

Forklift handling

Production Operations

Production Operations

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

Despatch Operator

Delighting our customers in every respect!