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Technical Stores Operative

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • Greenford, UK
  • 14/07/2021

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

You must be prepared to work shifts, weekends, and bank holidays.  This 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.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the Timeline Team – whether that is working in our engineering or technology roles or being part of our non-technical teams. We believe the more diverse our organisation is the more we are reflecting society and ensuring we are selecting from the broadest talent pool.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.