Stores Operative (Temporary)

To ensure the Production department is supplied with the materials to manufacture products in line with demand.

Manchester, UK

Full Time, Temporary

GCSE or higher in Maths & English
B1 FLT License

Closing Date: Friday 5th April 2024


Stores Operatives will be responsible for the handling and movement of all materials to and from both the raw materials and finished goods stores. The movement and location of materials will be controlled via hand held terminals (HHT’s) or a PC. Operatives will comfortably navigate around stores layouts having a clear understanding of the way physical location names are logically structured.

Goods Inward Processing & Put Away
The transfer of materials from the loading bay to the goods inward area. Designated, trained operators will move bulky and heavy items using the fork lift truck. The processing of the receipt from suppliers using a PC to record the supplier advice note against the Elcometer purchase order number. The verification that the supplied quantity and part supplied are correct. The barcode labelling of received items. The booking of serialised and non-serialised parts ‘to stock’ via receipt entry using the company’s ERP system. The raising of any receipt irregularities or queries with the Materials Controller. The onward movement to inspection processing via HHT if required, or the onward movement to the specified raw materials location (putaway). The receipt of material returned from suppliers (RMA processing). The transfer of RMA materials to inspection. The receipt and booking of non-stocked items and the arrangement for the intended recipient to collect the items.

Kitting & Kanban
The picking of components for kits from defined locations using HHT’s. The kanban replenishment of shop floor locations using HHT’s. The use of vertical carousels (linpics) – programming and picking. The transfer of picked items to the correct shop floor locations.

Extraordinary Material Issue (The Hatch)
The issue of extraordinary material such as consumables and other materials on an ad hoc basis resulting from requests from the shop floor. Such requests will be politely discharged and the material move will be booked in the ERP system.

Machined Parts Movements
The transfer of parts using HHT’s from the machine shop output bins to the raw materials stores for putaway or finished goods for despatch to subcontractors. The processing and packing of machined parts to be shipped to subcontract.

Other Material Movements
The booking and storage of completed subassemblies transferred from the shop floor to the raw material stores. The transfer and booking of non-compliant or quarantined material to the DMR (Discrepant Material Review) location.

Perpetual Inventory (PI) Counting & Stock Taking
The counting of specific stores inventory on an ongoing cyclical basis dependent upon value and usage. The identification of discrepancies between theoretical and physical stock. The entering of count information in to the ERP system via PC. The counting of all stores inventory on a 6-monthly basis.

Finished Goods Put Away
The transfer of received products and accessories to the correct Finished Goods stores location using HHT’s.

Finished Goods Picking & Packing
The picking and of customer orders as specified by the priority list using HHT’s. The packing and consolidation of customer orders in to appropriate despatch cartons via HHT. Exercising good judgement for packing box selection, packing density and the arrangement of product to avoid transit damage. The production and packing of ‘on demand’ calibration and test certificates using a PC.

House Keeping
Ensuring that the goods in bay is clear of obstructions and is as empty as practicable. The labelling of bins with product and part numbers. Exercising good judgement when determining the best floating location for part or product putaway. Ensuring that excess packaging is removed and transferred to the correct recycling bin. Ensuring that materials are not stored on the floor and all walkways are clear of obstructions. Compliance with 5S policies.

Health & Safety
Compliance with the use of issued personal protective equipment (PPE). Compliance with manual handling policies and accepted practices. Seeking of assistance or guidance when moving material that may present a risk.

About You: 


  • Three or more years of experience working in a fast-moving Stores environment.


  • Material handling.
  • Safe manual handling.
  • Stores layout.
  • Compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Health and Safety.
  • Stock control systems.
  • Use of handheld terminals (HHTs), use of PCs.
  • MS Excel – basic level.


Applications should be made by forwarding a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively, you can submit your application by post to: Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6BU.