Technical Stores Operative

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‚Äôs 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

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

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


We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance.

We organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees from all over the company.


Location: Greenford, London

Contract: Permanent / Full Time

Salary: Competitive