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Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.
What's the role about?
Herbert Parkinson General Operatives are specialists in the design and manufacture of soft furnishing products. This role requires someone who is motivated and proactive with an excellent eye for detail and someone who is a great team player. You will be labouring in a warehouse environment, sorting duck feather bales and loading into the hopper. You will ensure machines are constantly running, along with other labouring and packing duties, while achieving the department requirements on performance, efficiency and quality.
Please note that due to the size of some of our products, this role involves some heavy lifting, and spending a lot of time on your feet working with duck and goose feathers.
What you will be doing?
As a filled products labourer you will be:
Labouring across both the duvet and cushion depts; dealing with feather deliveries, sorting and loading safely into the hoppers using the equipment available.
Supporting the team by filling and packing when required.
Maintaining high levels of housekeeping in your immediate work area.
Flexible and move tasks throughout the shift as work dictates.
Supporting other sections within the department as and when required.
Performing any other duties as required by managers.
Contributing to a safe working environment by being up to date on all H&S training requirements
Our General Operatives love working for us because:
“It’s a friendly working environment, working as part of a team, where Partners are encouraged to learn new skills requiring knowledge in order to progress”
What you will have?
Demonstrates drive and enthusiasm
Willing to tackle difficult issues
Able to build effective relationships
A great eye for detail
What else can you bring?
Previous experience working in a warehouse or production environment
Forklift truck experience but in house training will be required and provided.
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As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
Working in Partnership for a happier world - our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.
The salary range for this role is £19,208 - £25,900 per annum.
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/
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