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Contract Materials Handler

Date:  23-Nov-2022

Bristol, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  Plasma Technology

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. At Plasma Technology, we provide tools for the engineering of micro- and nano-structures, with customers using our process solutions to research and produce materials and semiconductors vital for everything from medical devices and diagnostics, to electric cars and quantum computers.



We have opportunities to join our Materials Handling team at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology.  Initially you'll be based at our site in Yatton, Bristol, but in the Spring of 2023 we're relocating to our impressive purpose built, high-tech premises at Severn Beach.  We're seeking candidates who are willing to work on a rotating shift pattern (enhanced rates will apply).  Overtime will also be paid when not on a shift rota.


The primary purpose of the material handling role is to perform the electronic and physical movement of material from receiving goods inwards to issuing goods outwards in a safe and accurate manner. 


These opportunities are for contracts of up to 12 months.



Key Responsibilities:

Goods inwards

  • Receive materials, reconcile goods to delivery note & book in.
  • Ensure that items are appropriately protected and labelled accordingly.
  • Put away materials in correct locations with care and attention.
  • To process goods in a timely manner whist upholding quality standards to prevent a backlog.

Goods outwards

  • Accurately pick and transact any kitting requirements in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that labels clearly identify the part, related work order or destination as appropriate.
  • Liaise with production to ensure kits are delivered to the right destinations on time.
  • Preparation and issuing of palletised and high level assembly (HLA) goods to production.


  • Follow procedures that maintain stock accuracy with correct data entry for transactions.
  • Transact and locate goods with a high level of accuracy and care to get right first time, every time.
  • Perform cycle counting to maintain stock accuracy, reporting and investigating stock variations.
  • Ensure parts ‘returned to stock’ (RTS) are accurately transacted and correctly located in stock.
  • Maintain records of vendor consignment stock parts for auditing purposes.
  • Provide support to other departments in the movement of material.
  • Provide cover to the Packing team during absences and busy periods.
  • Work on a rotating shift pattern in line with the rota notified to you by your Team Leader.

Person Specification – Essential requirements unless stated

  • English and Maths to numeracy and literacy.
  • Computer literate.
  • Clear communicator.
  • Some lifting  <25kgs is involved in the job.
  • OneWorld / Enterprise 1 or other ERP system preferred.
  • FLT and pallet stacker licence preferred.
  • Able to work in a team who positively contributes to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Upholds standards of maintaining a clean working environment.  
  • Reliable and punctual with a positive attitude to work.


Location from Spring 2023:

We’re moving!  We are looking forward to relocating to our impressive purpose-built, high-tech premises.  The new site is located at:   WESTERN APPROACH DISTRIBUTION PARK, SEVERN BEACH, BRISTOL BS35

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and would ask you to get in touch if you are concerned about any barriers you feel you may be facing in your application process with us.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.