General Assistant – Fork Lift Driver

We are looking for someone to join our fabrication team to carry out general assistance duties including fork lift driving.

The Company

Henry Williams is an engineering company based in Darlington. We supply goods to the road and rail sectors and have been around for over 130 years.

The Role – General Assistant / Fork Lift Driver

The main responsibility is to carry out general assistance work in the Sheet Metal Fabrication Department including fork lift truck duties.

You will assist in the manufacture of products and work as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out fork lift duties including loading/unloading of vehicles
  • Carry out general assistance duties in the Sheet Metal Department, Spray and Assembly Area
  • Assist with unloading the paint line conveyor assembly units, cleaning and moving the components and materials
  • Carry out any other duties within the department as required within your skill set

Successful Candidate

Essentially you will have:-

  • Proven experience of working with power tools
  • Current counterbalance fork lift truck licence
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Be a good team player
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Have an enthusiasm to learn new skills

Desirable skills:-

  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Sheet metal working experience
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Experience of working with ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of lean methodology (6S)

Working Hours – full time 37 hours per week

Monday – Thursday 7am – 4.45pm

Paid break at 10am

Lunch break – 30 minutes


Working a 4 day week

5 weeks holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata to employment)

Free life assurance

Company pension scheme

On-site parking

Employee Assistance Programme

Competitive hourly rate