Counterbalance Forklift Driver

Our clients based in Belfast are currently seeking Counterbalance Forklift Drivers with a view of becoming permanent after a successful 12 week probationary period.

Location: Belfast

Duration: Temporary to Permanent (Dependent on Performance, Attendance & Time Keeping)

Pay Rate: £12.00 per hour (Overtime paid at a higher rate)

Working Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (Occasional overtime available)

Flexibility is a key requirement.


  • Free parking
  • Holiday contributions
  • Pension contributions
  • Training on various machinery
  • Opportunity of a permanent position dependent on performance
  • Opportunity for progression

Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Operating various sizes of forklifts (Training provided)
  • Unloading steel from ships
  • Loading and off-loading steel trailers for customer transportation
  • General stevedoring duties as required
  • Adhering to all health and safety procedures as set out by the client
  • Flexibility to work around the clients requirements as overtime may be required

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience in a Logistical or warehouse setting
  • Counterbalance Forklift Licence
  • Flexibility with working hours

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in steel handling
  • Experience in container handling
  • Valid Combi Forklift Licence

Ashton Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business.

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