Stores Assistant

Location : Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Job Ref : DC361
Consultant : David Crompton
Sector : Transport, Logistics
Salary : Competitive DOE


DC361 – Stores Assistant
Location – Aylesbury
Salary – £Competitive DOE


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client to recruit a Stores Assistant to join their team in Woodham, Aylesbury.

The Stores Assistant will manage the stores function at an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility, including close involvement in technical procurement, in accordance with the company’s processes and policies. The Stores Assistant will also work closely with the facility Operations and Maintenance teams in the development and utilisation of an efficient, effective stores function, in order to optimise plant performance, availability and profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-operate with the Company to ensure that the company and all personnel on site comply with their legal obligations for Health, Safety and the Environment.
  • Responsible for his personal safety and that of all personnel under his or her authority, including others who may be affected by the company’s activities.
  • Follow all company procedures reference Health, Safety, and the Environment.
  • Assist in the development and implementation, followed by effective management and utilization, of the site Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Monitor and maintain stock levels of stores inventory and plant consumables to always ensure adequate availability. This includes forecasting demands, planning supplies, completing purchase orders and accepting returns.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and monitor stock levels.
  • Expedite orders in the absence of the Stores Controller.
  • Manage the stores area to ensure easy identification and location of stock and protection of stock from damage or unauthorised use.
  • Arrange transport of goods to and from site as required.
  • Ensure that recorded stock levels are accurate and understood.
  • Operate on site equipment, such as forklift trucks or plant hoists, as necessary to load/offload vehicles. Undertake stock checks to a pre-agreed timetable, and compile/issue associated reports.
  • Train other staff in operation of the stores as required to provide cover.
  • In conjunction with the Stores Controller, establish and undertake routines required to prevent stock condition degradation (e.g. rotation of large motors etc.).
  • Maintain secure area for all lifting equipment controlled under the LOLER regulations.
  • Willing to work additional hours in emergencies and to support outages.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of purchasing or stores/stock control operations in an industrial setting.
  • Forklift trucks, plant hoist, and cherry-picker experience/qualifications (highly desirable).
  • Industrial equipment Operations and/or Maintenance.
  • Computer literate, with a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook, and the ability to learn new systems as required.
  • An understanding of Health and Safety regulations.
  • Flexible and performance driven, with the commitment, determination and resilience to deliver added value to operational performance.
  • The ability to communicate and influence effectively, and work collaboratively, at all levels.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Willing to assume significant personal accountability.
  • Detail orientated.
  • A flexible approach to out-of-hours call out, and changes to working patterns where necessary to the needs of the business.

In return our client offers:

  • Competitive salary DOE.
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum.
  • Other benefits.

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