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Warehouse Operative

Title: Warehouse Operative
Reporting to: Warehouse Manager
Department: Operations
Location: Sowerby Bridge, UK


J&C Joel supply, manufacture, and install, a range of products into the entertainment and events industry. The core of its business is flame retardant fabrics, and manufacturing high-end technical and decorative drapery. Over the last 15 years J&C Joel has hugely grown and developed its stage engineering solutions through its Project’s department, which installs a wide range of systems, ranging from basic curtain tracks and drapery, through to high performance motorised rigging and stage engineering, with sophisticated automation controls.

The award-winning company has been trading successfully for over 40 years and has a global reach through several international facilities, with a HQ in West Yorkshire, as well as offices and operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

J&C Joel’s products and services can be found all over the world, from school auditoriums, TV and film studios and live entertainment venues to internationally renowned performing arts venues, including theatres, exhibition halls and the world’s most prestigious opera houses.

J&C Joel places a strong emphasis on the adoption of its values across its business, which focuses on the Customer, Excellence, Innovation, Partnerships and Pride. Furthermore, the company holds a strong belief that its people are what make the business so special.


Reporting to the Warehouse Manager, the Warehouse Operative will be responsible for picking / packing orders and controlling stock. The role will also involve the unpacking and inspection of orders and supporting the Purchasing and Logistics teams with both incoming goods and goods out.

J&C Joel’s Warehouse is in many ways is unique, as the style of good inwards and outwards varies greatly. This can be challenging, however can also prove to be exciting and rewarding as no two days are the same. This also opens up opportunities for the Operative to gain experience within a number of areas and activities.



  • Despatching customer orders;
  • Picking and packing of orders for deliveries;
  • Following necessary policies, practices and procedures;
  • Keeping stock up to date;
  • Stock control, stock takes and cycle counts.
  • Preparing overseas shipments.
  • Organising same day deliveries;
  • Ensuring overnight carriers are away on time to meet their deadlines;
  • Off loading large containers and incoming deliveries;
  • Carrying out inspections of incoming orders for quality issues;
  • Keeping work area clean and tidy;
  • Maintaining a high level of H&S standards;
  • Carrying out any other ad hoc duties as instructed by line management.



  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Fork lift Truck License
  • Driving License
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to working hours.
  • Experience with fabric/roll handling and manual lifting.
  • Positive and can-do attitude.
  • Good command of English speaking, writing, and reading.
  • Both numeracy and literacy skills at a good level



    • Minimum of two years warehouse experience
    • Full, clean driving license.