Counterbalance Forklift Driver

Job description:
Counterbalance Forklift Driver

HG Timber Ltd – Buckingham

HG Timber Ltd have been manufacturing timber products since 1945: over the many years the company has grown, developed and adapted to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialised timber products.

We have created a state of the art, automated and logistically well-placed manufacturing facility, which allows us to give even better service to our clients and produce the highest quality products with the least impact to the environment. HG Timber has built its reputation on total commitment to quality of products and reliability of service.

Over the last decade we have seen significant growth and due to this continued growth, we now have an opportunity for a Counterbalance FLT driver:

Responsibilities as Counterbalance FLT driver will include but are not limited to:

  • Stocking Production Lines/Off-loading manufactured goods
  • Unloading raw material
  • Loading finished products
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Maintaining a safe work area completing day to day checks
  • Previous experience of handling timber products would be an advantage
  • Must have a flexible approach to learn new skills

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Be able to read a tape measure and understand the metric system
  • Prior experience as a CB FLT Driver
  • FLT Counterbalance licence required and refresher must be no older than 3 years for this position 
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Must be able to speak and communicate in English


  • Full time opportunities
  • Career Progression
  • On-site parking
  • Full PPE provided
  • Early finish on Fridays to enjoy a long weekend should you choose
  • Excellent on-site training provided

If you are interested in the Counterbalance FLT Driver Role, please apply with your up-to-date CV.


Work hours are:

Monday to Thursday 07:30 - 17:00

Friday 07:30 - 11:30 (overtime available after 11:30)

Saturday available as overtime 07:00-12:00

Ability to commute / relocate to:

  • Buckingham, Buckinghamshire before starting work (required).

Salary: OTE £28,000.00+