DPD group (Dynamic Parcel Distribution), originally Deutscher Paketdienst, is an international franchise network of package carriers. The center of gravity of the locations is in Europe, but there are also depots and partnerships in other parts of the world. DPD transports around 1.3 billion packages to worldwide destinations every year. The company has a total of around 75.000 employees worldwide. The Dutch head office is located in Oirschot. The hub is 90.000m2, the biggest in Europe. There are logistic depots in 8 other cities in the Netherlands.
Housing and transport available
For an impression of the warehouse, have a look at the video below.
This job is perfectly suited for people who enjoy physical work and don't mind working outside of the regular "9 to 5". We're hiring (un)loaders of poastal trucks for the biggest postal hub of Europe, located in Oirschot (NL). This postal facility is, in fact, a hyper-modern, automated sorting hub. Employees unload he packages onto a conveyor belt, after which they are sorted fully automatically and end up at the next postal truck. Here, the packages are loaded by employees and sent off to their next destination. On average, each package spends only 2,5 minutes inside the building!
As an (un)loader you will be unloading and loading the postal trucks with packages sent by webshops and private people. You will place or receive the packages from a conveyer belt (Caljan) that can be extended until completely into the postal truck. You'll make sure that all packages are labeled, so they can be read by a scanner inside the postal facility. Working in this position means that you have to be on your feet (literally) at all times. It's important to concentrate at all times, so that you don't make any errors in labeling packages or loading the postal trucks. For safety reasons, it's important that you understand English or Dutch, but if you can only respond in Polish that's okay. If you don't speak Polish or Dutch, English level B1 is required.
As a reward for your hard work, you will receive a good salary and have access to an employee’s benefit program. The benefit program gives you special discounts on shopping, theme parks, wellness treatments, vacations, and more. You will appreciate the salary; especially when working in the evening, at night, or during weekends, which gives you a fat bonus (up to 50% extra, making the hourly wage up to €15,20!).
Working hours are divided into three shifts. You may work a different shift every day.
Shift 1: 13:00-22:30
Shift 2: 17:00-02:00
Shift 3: 22:30-07:00
If you have a drivers license (Category B), you can opt-in to drive one of the company cars to bring yourself and co-workers to work. You can earn a bonus of up to €48 per week by doing this.
Standard hour: €10,34
Holiday money: € 0,82
Vacation day allowance: € 1,09 +
Total standard: €12,25
30% bonus 20:00-00:00 (€15,35 per hour)
45% bonus 00:00-06:00 (€16,90 per hour)
50% bonus all hours during weekends (€17,42 per hour)
What's in it for you?
- A nice job in a brand new warehouse
- Tools, clothing, etc. provided by the company
- Chance to be promoted to Buddy, Senior or Foreman
- Discount on many products via the company's benefit program
- Personal contact with your own job coach
- Weekly payments in full
- Nice, clean and large company housing for €45-75 per week (depending on your shift)
- Free transport to work (if using company housing)
- Travelling expenses refund for up to 25km one-way (if using your own car)
- Healthcare insurance with full coverage
- No own risk in case of health problems
- €200 yearly for emergency dental care
- We will help you to receive Zorgtoeslag
- We will help you apply for Extra Territorial Costs tax discount
- Nice shift allowance of up to 50%