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FLT Counterbalance Driver


Magda Siemiesz

0161 749 7389

Job Description

We require an experienced FLT Driver to work for a leading manufacturer in the paper industry in Skelmersdale

Job Role

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient movement of large Paper Reels around the factory. 
  • Manually wrapping rolls when required, loading rolls onto wagons.
  • Cpmpleting delivery notes with all relevant details and input into system.
  • Assisting the Making team when required, empying broke carts, putting cores into core magazine, ensuring that making do not run without cores.
  • Responsible for the warehouse standards, keeping floor clean.
  • Assisting with the monthly stock count, moving stock around the warehouse and other tasks when required
  • Experience with Grab and Clamp attachments is highly desirable along with being signed off for up to 7 tonne FLT. 
  • A minimum proven 2 years FLT experience will be required. 
  • You must be able to work within a pressurised environment for the duration of your shift and be prepared to work in various weather conditions.

The shift pattern

  • The role is based on 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off. 

2 x Days 7am to 7pm 

2 x Nights 7pm to 7am 

4 x Rest

Overtime may be available, but not guaranteed. 

Pay rates

  • STD   £11.50 per hour
  • OT     £17.25 per hour
  • B/H    £23.00 per hour

You will be paid weekly, PAYE, with annual holidays in line with the permanent staff. 


  • You must be able to complete and pass a 4-hour test, both written and driving. 
  • You must have Nationally recognised Certificate(s) for FLT, ideally with Clamp/Grab Experience.
  • You must have a minimum 2 years FLT experience. 
  • You must be able to communicate in English to an excellent standard and understand any instructions given. 
  • You must have basic computer literacy. 
  • You must be able to commit to the working rota which includes weekends.
  • You must be punctual and reliable to fulfil shifts rota.

If you are looking for long term work and available to start asap, please ring 07718475466 between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm

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