General Assistant – Fork Lift Driver


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

The main responsibility is to carry out general assistance work in the Sheet Metal Fabrication Department.


Duties and Responsibilities will include:

Carry out general assistance duties in the Sheet Metal Department, Spray and Assembly Area

Duties will include cutting, punching, grinding, forming, operating robot, dressing and assembly.

You will be required to use band saws, pillar drills and grinding and dressing equipment

Carry out fork lift truck duties including loading/unloading of vehicles

Assist with unloading the paint line conveyor assembly units, cleaning and moving the components and materials

Use the Company’s ERP system for effective time recording and materials management of tasks being carried out.

Carry out any other duties within the department as required within your skill set


It’s essential that you 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 features:-

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




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


Please note: We are a designated “Key Supplier” and our staff have continued working throughout the Covid pandemic to supply equipment to the transport sector which keeps Britain’s people and supplies moving. We have social distancing procedures in place and adhere to all of the required rules.


COVID-19 considerations:


All employees are required to wear a face covering, mask or visor.


All visitors are required to wear a face covering when interacting with employees.


Cleaning stations are available throughout the site


Salary: Competitive