Parts Flow Operator

Parts Flow Operator

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Poole, UK
  • £25,000 per annum, inc benefits UK / Year

Parts Flow Operator

Salary: c.£25,000
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Additional information: 37 hours per week, which includes a half day on Friday. Flexible working options are available
Location: Poole, Dorset, England
Location description: All Weather Lifeboat Centre, Poole, Dorset
Interview date: To be confirmed
Closing Date: 04-02-2024
Reference: 16940

About Us

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity that provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service. Our lifeboat crews and lifeguards need a dedicated, professional, and talented team behind them.

The All-weather Lifeboat Centre is the RNLI’s in-house boat building facility located in Poole, which brings every stage of the lifeboat build, repair and refit under one roof.

Some of the benefits

– Salary c.£25,000
– Performance related pay scheme annually reviewed
– 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
– Time off in lieu available
– Half day on Fridays and flexible working opportunities
– Outstanding pension scheme
– Life assurance
– Health and dental cashplan

About the role

As a Parts Flow Operator, you will be physically moving a wide variety of parts to ensure all materials are available at the right time and place to enable the fitout, refit and repair on all classes of Lifeboat. Working in conjunction with other members of the ALC team, you will ensure that tasks are completed in a structured and professional manner.

You will have the ability to work independently prioritising tasks meeting production requirements. The ability to plan and manage your daily workload and a keen eye for attention to detail are also key.

The ALC offers a clean, organised and safe work environment, with all tools, materials and PPE provided to enable you to undertake this work.

Management of hazardous waste materials and direct communication with our waste supplier is required on a regular basis.

About you

Experience of parts control using an MRP/ERP application in an engineering-based environment would be essential.

Ability to drive/operate conveyance vehicles (including forklift trucks) is desirable.

It is desirable that you have relevant City and Guilds or NVQ level 2 qualifications in parts control/work flow or equivalent experience.

Come and join us in the build of this centre of excellence and help save lives at sea!


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.

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