Cold Store Operative

Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Cold Storage
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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Cold Storage

Apply your all-round storage skills to the smooth operation of a hi-tech, cold storage warehouse

Norish is a cold storage pioneer that serves a wide range of customers across the food sector.  Our state-of-the-art cold store warehousing complex at Wrexham is central to our UK operations and adheres to the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency. As a fast-growing company, we are currently recruiting Cold Store Operatives to maintain and further build the success of the Wrexham site. Are you a flexible professional who can help us to achieve this through a real commitment to excellence and customer service? Would you like to work in a friendly atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to develop their skills? If so, read on to find out more about this opportunity with Norish.

The highest levels of operations and safety

Your core task as a Cold Store Operative is to move products into and out of the cold store safely, timely and accurately. In doing so you work with a range of mechanical handling equipment including fork-lift trucks, pallet inverters, loading bay ramps, scales, pallet wrap machines, and mobile racking. You will work as part of a 3-shift system: 06.00-14.00, 14.00-22.00 and 22.00-06.00.

Your daily tasks include:

  • The safe and accurate handling of stock and equipment with an absence of errors/omissions on handling and no damage to product or equipment;
  • Accurate stock placement and assembly so that product and customer orders are dispatched accurately;
  • De-stuffing of containers and topping up of pallets so that products are placed and stored correctly;
  • Maintaining a safe, clean and tidy working environment so that the site meets the standards of any internal/external housekeeping inspection at any time.

Across all these activities you ensure that the standards of work and procedures are maintained at the levels required by the company and its customers. In addition, you always maintain good communication with colleagues and external customers.

A large and international structure

Norish is a 100% subsidiary of the Nichirei Corporation. We work closely with other members of the Nichirei group such as Thermotraffic and Kevin Hancock Ltd to offer a seamless, end-to-end multi-temperature warehousing and logistics chain. You will therefore be working within a substantial and proven organization that offers all the resources necessary to do your job to the best of your ability.

The Norish offer

Norish takes pride in creating a friendly and informal working atmosphere where everyone looks out for each other. Other benefits include:

  • Market-based salary
  • 20 days of annual holiday with one day added for each year of service up to a maximum of 25 days after five years
  • Pension and insurances
  • Training opportunities

To apply for this position as a Cold Store Operative you must be accurate, numerate and willing and able to work in a cold store environment. You should also be able to get up to speed quickly with the site’s operational requirements so that you can expertly follow procedures that meet the requirements of Norish and its customers.

If that sounds like you, please get in touch with us. The other baseline requirements are:

  • Previous experience in warehousing, distribution/logistics is a benefit;
  • Experience working in the cold storage industry is preferred but not essential;
  • Any appropriate mechanical handling certificates and experience are a plus, but of course, we will provide internal training as necessary;
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Get in touch!

If you think this is the role for you, contact us today via the application button on this page. If you have any questions, please call us at +31 (6) 82399779 or send an e-mail to

Why choose Norish?

We operate positively and flexibly, we love to solve problems and do so with great success. We also understand that regardless of how well a strategy is constructed and mechanisms are created, it is people who think and act. Our employees are precious to us and to reflect this perspective, we focus on developing them and creating an enjoyable and rewarding workplace.

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