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Technical Stores Operative

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • Greenford, UK
  • 10/06/2021

Job Description

About the Role

Timeline Television is seeking a Technical Stores Operative to work in its busy Stores function, supplying, testing, and maintaining equipment for a range of outside broadcasts and projects to internal and external clients.

This is a fantastic position for anyone wanting to embark on a career in outside Broadcasting, with multiple opportunities to learn and be taught by an experienced engineering team. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a methodical, team-orientated approach to project delivery whilst working in a safe and timely manner, along with enthusiasm and a thirst for learning the equipment.

We are looking for an individual with suitable skills to work in this hectic and physical role.

Main Duties

  • Maintain the warehouse to a high standard, ensuring all working areas are tidy and free from hazards and rubbish

  • Work collaboratively with OB (Outside Broadcast) Project Managers/Unit Managers to ensure OB trucks are accurately and promptly loaded, cleaned and prepped

  • After project completion, ensure that OB trucks are unloaded, cleaned and prepared for next assignment

  • Inspect all hired equipment before and after jobs, to ensure all kit is complete and in working order

  • Use initiative to ensure that equipment is suitably boxed during transportation and for storage purposes

  • Respond promptly to unforeseen requirements from all parts of Timeline’s business.

  • Maintenance and testing of equipment used on OB trucks, flyaways and other Timeline installations

  • Involvement with system build and refurbishment projects

  • Developing skills and knowledge within the broadcast industry

Must be prepared to work shifts, weekends, and bank holidays.  Role is based on a 7/14 shift pattern.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Basic technical knowledge of TV broadcast equipment would be desirable but will be taught extensively

  • Physically fit, and able to lift and handle heavy items and cable throughout the shift

  • Attention to detail and good memory recall

  • Basic computer skills

  • A logical approach to problem solving

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic

  • A team worker, with good verbal and written and communication skills

  • Willing to adapt to the unique nature of the broadcasting business

  • UK driving licence is essential and must be willing to drive a 3.5t van to move equipment

  • LGV licence would be an advantage but not essential


  • Adaptability: Demonstrates flexibility and responds positively to new challenges and interruptions; is open to change(s); shows openness to alternative ways of doing things.

  • Team-oriented: Ability to develop positive relationships; works well with others; possesses the ability to create and maintain productive working relationships; helps to build positive working relationships in the team environment(s) and connects with people from all parts of society.

  • Communication: Listens well and is open to regular, honest feedback; articulate and communicates with passion and clarity; demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills through effective communication; good conflict resolution skills

  • Collaboration: Identify improvements with systems and processes to improve workflows and processes; sets an example by sharing necessary knowledge, skills(s) and idea(s) within team to build helpful, productive relationships across the organisation


You will be eligible for a variety of employee benefits including but not limited to:

•      Private Health Care

•      Medical cash benefits

•      Cycle to Work scheme

    Travel insurance 

 You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.  Please apply with a cover letter and a CV.