Warehouse Operative

  • Fermi Ave, Didcot OX11, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Shape your future

Element Six, part of De Beers Group, is a global leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide supermaterials.

With research and development facilities and manufacturing sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany, South Africa and the US, we have been pushing the boundaries of synthetic diamond innovation for more than 60 years. We utilise the extreme properties of synthetic diamond to open up new possibilities in exciting areas such as quantum optics, acoustics and thermal conductivity.  

Our success comes from building strong, collaborative relationships, both internally in our extraordinary teams, and externally with our customers. We strive to deliver extreme performance and we seek talented, ambitious people who will thrive in an environment that fosters individuality, inclusivity, innovation and creativity.

We offer an exciting and varied career, with opportunities to work in various locations and teams, and across different functions and projects.

If you like the idea of an exciting variety of work in a diverse global team, then we want you to get in touch.

Job Description

The GIC handles a large variety of goods in support of the research activities on site. This ranges from heavy machinery being installed in the building to ceramic components and powders used in research. Typically, many small deliveries of miscellaneous items will arrive during the course of a day, with occasional larger shipments of components from other sites within the Element Six Group.

The Warehouse Operative will be the responsible person for the physical handling of incoming and outgoing goods. This includes ensuring correct documentation and packaging, as well as the electronic transactions directly related with shipping and logistics.

This role suits a person with attention to detail, a good sense of order with the flexibility to adapt to changing workload and tasks and enjoys interaction with a variety of personal during the day.

Physical demands of the role include frequent standing, lifting various weights, working inside and outside in all weather conditions.

Duties and tasks

  • Receive incoming goods and incoming inspection for transit damage. Unpacking, labelling, and internal transport to store location. Notify addressees of incoming deliveries
  • Forklift driving to assist offloading of deliveries or loading of shipments. General resource for forklift assistance on site
  • Upkeep of storage areas ensuring a safe tidy environment. Perform stock counts, keeping accurate records.
  • Upkeep of outside yard areas including waste areas ensuring a safe tidy environment
  • Prepare goods and organise couriers for shipment, ensuring correct documentation and packaging
  • Complete orders, issue material, adjust stock, and perform other goods related tasks in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. File delivery notes, certificates and record incoming inspection information
  • Other ad hoc duties on site dependant on workload and staffing levels


  • Able and licenced to drive forklift
  • Experience from goods handling or logistics work
  • Excellent communication skills, a flexible approach with a team focus and can-do attitude. Works well on own and in a team.
  • The ability to accurately follow verbal and written instructions
  • An ability to take charge of a situation and use your own initiative
  • IT literate with a working knowledge of standard office software. Experience using ERP systems (such as JD Edwards, SAP,or similar) for inventory management.
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills.
  • An eye for detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Maintains good working relationships with all site personnel and external contacts and communicates clearly
  • Pride in a safe and tidy work environment. Not afraid to remind co-workers in friendly manner to tidy up
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