Warehouse Person

Warehouse personnel work as part of an onshore logistics team and are responsible for carrying out warehousing / yard / stores duties in support of onshore and offshore operations. Some companies also have offshore-based stores personnel.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Receives, checks and stores all material entering / leaving the warehouse / yard
  • Makes sure Company receipt / despatch procedures are adhered to
  • Ensures all documentation / certification is completed and valid
  • Performs warehousing duties e.g. forklift truck driving, tagging, loading, unloading
  • Inputs material receipts and manifest details to materials management system
  • Participates in stock-taking activities
  • May be required to make deliveries / collections using company vehicles
  • Maintains good housekeeping in storage areas and ensures materials and products are stored in an organised and safe manner
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to installation supervision / management
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Warehouse personnel play a key role within the supply chain as it is essential that goods and materials are available for onshore and offshore activities and operations at the right time and that equipment spares are available to meet urgent needs. Warehouse personnel are found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Drilling Contractors and specialist service companies.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Previous experience in logistics
  • Good organisation/administration skills
  • Good office IT skills
  • Driving licence
  • Experience of using a materials / maintenance management system, SAP, etc.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Employers might also look for:

Fork-lift truck training certificate