Quick unload, load and go.
The warehouse employee takes care of the loading, unloading and storage of goods. Storage is often short-lived. The loading and unloading process is done manually and with internal means of transport such as the forklift or electric pallet truck (EPT).
The goods are brought by the truck driver. The goods are delivered loose, on pallets, on airplane plates or in containers. You unload the truck with a forklift or EPT. Before acceptance, check that the numbers are correct and that the goods are free of damage. They are then sorted and placed on pallets. Building up the pallets is done manually and can be a bit heavier physically. After applying shrink film, the pallets are often stored for a short period with a forklift or EPT at a location in the warehouse. When the goods are picked up again, the goods are given an extra label, depending on the transport. The shipment is loaded into the truck with a forklift or EPT. After checking the documents (transport documents and possibly customs documents), the driver or truck driver is allowed to drive the goods. Often a hand scanner is also used to process goods in the computer system.
Vacancies that meet the above are listed at the bottom of this page.
You can find all logistics vacancies here.
You are responsible, accurate and physical ok for the work as a warehouse worker. You must be able to obtain a certificate of good conduct (VOG). For some companies, a VGB screening is required, these are often the companies that manage the first line next to the platform. This is a different and stricter screening than the VOG. To do this, you must live in the Netherlands for at least eight years. You speak the Dutch and / or English language in word and writing. At most companies you work as a warehouse employee in shifts and on weekends. However, these can also only be day shifts.
The salary differs per employer and depends on experience and the range of duties. The salary often starts at € 1900 gross per month and increases to € 2300 gross per month. The salary does not include allowances for irregular work, overtime, travel expenses and reservations.
A warehouse worker can progress to the position of ULD builder, export warehouse worker, platform worker, stock manager, logistics coordinator, foreman or team leader. Starting as a warehouse employee at Schiphol or in Rotterdam, for example, you will learn how logistics works from scratch. A very nice starting step for a boundless career within the logistics sector.
An electric pallet truck (EPT), forklift truck and sometimes reach truck are used to transport goods in the warehouse. You must be certified to drive these means of transport. WerkCentrale Nederland offers courses to obtain these certificates. WerkCentrale Nederland organizes the logistics employee course for the starting warehouse employee. This course lasts 4 half-days and provides a good overview of the logistics chain, storage and distribution of goods, customs goods, internal transport and security. During this course you will follow the forklift / EPT course and the air cargo employee course.
How can I respond?
You can respond to a specific vacancy on our website by filling in your details and attaching your resume. You can also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a motivation letter and resume. We will contact you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can always call us.