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Warehouse Operative



3 Roles Available Various Shift Patterns 


The Cold Store Operative is responsible for the receipt and despatch of product through the temperature controlled warehouse, ensuring incoming products are correctly stored and located and outgoing product is correctly identified, picked and loaded. This role is also responsible for manually lifting and moving cases, boxes and individual items of chilled and frozen products from/to pallets and containers in readiness for blast freezing, cold storage or loading for delivery.


This work can be strenuous and regularly involves heavy lifting so applicants must be in good physical condition with no back or mobility problems.  The product to be lifted may weigh up to 25kg.


This family owned and operated £Multi-Million business is offering you the chance to join a fast paced storage environment with great progression opportunities. Achieving double-digit growth over the past few years we are placed in the Sunday Times HSBC international track 200 companies and our third party supply chain storage team are kept busy with the storage and logistics of a wide range of temperature controlled food products. The product portfolio is seasonal and hands on, requiring you to be on your game at all times.


The role is based at our largest manufacturing site in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.  This site is close to the A1 from Junction 38 or Barnsdale Bar A639 and is within commutable distance of Leeds, Doncaster, Pontefract and Wakefield.


  • Blast Freeze 40 hours from Monday to Sunday over 5 shifts £7.80 per hour
  • Handball 40 hours Monday to Friday £7.80 per hour
  • Nights Operative 50 hours Monday Friday £7.80 per hour (plus £1.22 night shift allowance per hour)


  • Authorised overtime is required occasionally to cover holidays and is paid at x1.5 basic pay
  • Attendance Bonus
  • Paid rest breaks, 28 holidays per year including Bank Holidays (holiday pay calculated using 12 month’s average earnings)
  • Fully funded MHE training available for FLT certificates. 
  • Immediate start available.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare cash back scheme



  • Previous experience of working in a fast moving chilled/frozen warehousing environment is ideal
  • Applicants must be in good physical condition with no back or mobility problems
  • Applicants with experience of driving Material Handling Equipment would be advantageous (including Counterbalance, Fork Lift, Bendi Flexi/Pivot or other trucks).
  • A valid First Aid certificate would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Should be flexible and willing to help out colleagues as requested to meet the needs of the business.




  • To correctly unload and store deliveries ensuring products are correctly stored and located and pallets are labelled up with the correct details.  Ensure the delivery meets the load/order requirements including reconciliation of any delivery notes.
  • May included blast freezing duties and manual handling cases of product will be required including handballing product as required. Includes the stuffing/destuffing of containers, inserting/removal of spacers and other manual case work.
  • To correctly pick, build, load and despatch orders ensuring that paperwork is clear and concise and pallets are labelled up with the correct details including reconciliation of any delivery notes.
  • Ensure all tasks are correctly documented be that with paperwork or using the Warehouse Management System via the RF Handheld Scanner.
  • Report any discrepancies and damages.  Ensure any work completed that would attract extra charges is noted and informed to the office team. 
  • To be responsible for driving MHE in a safe and courteous manner.  To monitor and report wear and tear to vehicles as well as to help prevent and report damages.
  • To adhere to all Company policies, procedure and training and ensure adherence to all health and safety and hygiene rules.

Does this sound like the role you’ve been searching for?  Do you have these skills?


If you want to join The Ice Co family as our new Cold Store Operative - please click Apply


Please include your CV and a cover letter explaining your relevant experience.


Individuals selected for interview will be contacted by telephone, so please include your daytime telephone number.


The Ice Co strive to respond to all online applicants, however we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful.



About The Ice Co

About The Ice Co
The Ice Co is a family company with a history reaching back over 150 years. Joseph Marr was the man who started it all way back in 1860. His fishing fleet needed to keep their catch cold while at sea so he started importing glacial ice from Norway. We don't import it from Norway anymore though, it's made in Yorkshire and Lancashire using state of the art purification and production techniques. We are still family owned to this day, with all three members of the sixth generation of the Marr family occupying hands on roles in the business.

The Ice Co is an award winning market leader who dominate the market of ice cube sales in the UK. The business has grown to be Europe's largest manufacturer of ice, thanks to the hard work of five generations of the Marr family. We have a valued team of over 300 colleagues working across 6 UK sites. Some sites produce ice and frozen drinks, some bottle spring water and some store and distribute frozen products.

The Ice Co

Job Summary

  • Company
    The Ice Co Storage & Logistics Limited
  • Location
    Pontefract, Yorkshire WF9 3AP
  • Salary
    16,224.00 - 23,452.00 £  per year  Overtime available
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Job Category:
  • Occupations:
    Equipment/Forklift/Crane Operation
    General/Other: Logistics/Transportation
    Shipping and Receiving/Warehousing
  • Career Level
    Entry Level
  • Industries
    Transport and Storage - Materials
  • Education Level
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