Galvanizing and metal finishing services

Job Vacancy | Lintel Yard Fork Lift Driver / General Operative

Job Vacancy | Lintel Yard Fork Lift Driver / General Operative

Birtley Lintels are recruiting for a Fork Lift Driver/General Operative to join their team based in Birtley, County Durham.

This is an excellent opportunity for a reliable, flexible, self-motivated and hardworking individual to join a well-established team that works with a wide variety of steel lintel products and can offer job variation and stability whilst working on specialist products and machines.


Applicants must be physically fit and work well in a team within a fast-moving production and shipping environment, where excellent customer service and high product quality is the key to our continued success.

An excellent attitude towards health and safety is a pre-requisite of the role.



Key Skills and Attributes:

· Strong Attention to Safety Essential

· Flexible Essential

· Self-Motivated Essential

· Qualified FLT Essential

The successful candidate will be:

· Responsible for their own safety and that of your co-workers

· Focused on the expectations of our customers

· Have a keen eye for detail

· Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

· Able to demonstrate good organisational skills

· Have a desire to be successful and the ability to deliver results

· Can work well within an already established and efficient team and also operate independently

· Flexible to suit business needs

The above positions will be rewarded with a permanent contract after completion of a satisfactory probation period.

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Part-time hours: 40 per week

Application deadline: 31/10/2021

Expected start date: 01/11/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent

Salary: £9.02-£10.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Wearing masks, social distance and sanitisation in place


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)


  • Fork Lift: 2 years (preferred)


  • Fork Lift Licence (required)

Shift availability:

  • Day shift (preferred)
  • Night shift (preferred)


Please apply using the form below

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Part of the Birtley Group

Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the area’s mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development.

In 1889, the British Metal Expansion Company was established in Hartlepool. It had sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction. The business that grew from these early days later changed its name to Expamet.

Acquired by Birtley Group in 2015, Bowater Doors is a nationally-known name synonymous with top quality and imaginative composite residential door design and manufacture.

The product portfolio offers exclusive ranges for trade installers and a retail range providing doors direct to consumer and social housing organisations.

Birtley Galvanizing boasts one of the most impressive galvanizing plants in Europe. The plant achieves the finest quality hot-dip galvanized zinc protective coatings to BS EN ISO 1461. Using state-of-the-art technology the plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, automated handling system, enabling Birtley Galvanizing to provide full project solutions to many industries.