Reachtruck driver at ACTION

Job description

If you're looking for a great opportunity in Logistics, this is the job for you. We're hiring reach truck drivers (with a valid license) to work at a logistics center of Europe's fastest-growing non-food discounter.

Because of their quick expansion, this company is looking for employees that wish to stay for a long time. They're looking for great employees and offer chances for promotion to team leader, planner, and other positions. 

As a reach truck driver, you're responsible for storing, relocating, and picking pallets inside the warehouse. The reach trucks are equipped with a camera and are suitable for double-deep storage. You'll need to work by the Safety First principle and be careful when driving around your coworkers inside the warehouse. You'll work in shifts and when working the afternoon shift you can enjoy a free meal. The company also offers daily fresh food against very fair prices in their well-equipped canteen.

Shift 1: 06.00 - 15.00
Shift 2: 15.00 - 00.00

The video below will give you an impression of the job. If you don't speak Dutch, just turn on the English subtitles.

What do you bring?

  • Intermediate or better English or Dutch communication skills (B1 or better)
  • You have a valid Dutch or European Reachtruck certificate
  • You have 3+ months of experience as a reach truck driver
  • You're able to reach "Double deep"
  • You're able to use a voice pick system in Dutch, English, or Polish
  • You're willing to keep working here for a long time (up to 23 months)
  • You're willing to work in shifts and on Saturdays
  • You're flexible and willing to work at different departments when needed
  • You're a quick thinker, quick learner, and like to act fast
  • You have a clean criminal record (VOG)
  • You are a team player, in- and outside the workplace because you'll share the company accommodation with your colleagues

What's in it for you?

  • Work at a fast-growing company with chances of promotion
  • Opportunity to get a direct contract
  • Free meal when working in second shift
  • Modern canteen with lots of daily fresh products for low prices
  • Weekly payments in full to your bank account
  • Nice, clean and large company housing within 10 km's of work
  • Traveling expenses refund (if using your own car)
  • Full healthcare insurance available
  • €200 yearly for emergency dental care (if using our insurance)
  • We will help you to receive Zorgtoeslag
  • We will help you apply for Extra-Territorial Costs tax discount
  • Shift allowance of 25% in the afternoon shift after 20:00
  • Bikes available for rent

Be a driver of our company transport and get:

€ 40,- NET/week for 5 days driving in a bus (6 persons)
€ 30,- NET/week for 5 days driving in a car (4 persons)


ACTION is a fast-growing non-food discounter with Dutch roots. It sells low-budget products and operates more than 1.500 stores spread over eight countries in Europe. As the company continues to grow, new employees are continuously needed and good employees are promoted to higher functions. The company is owned by the British investment company 3i. The head office is still in the Netherlands.

ACTION started in 1993 as a small shop in Enkhuizen started by Gerard Deen and Rob Wagemaker. Boris Deen was added later. In 1994 the chain expanded with a further five stores to reach 94 stores in 2002. The first store in Flanders (Rijkevorsel) was opened in 2005, followed in 2009 by the first store in Germany. The first branch came to Poland in 2017. In 2020 Action has around 1500 stores spread over 7 different countries

The retail chain operates mainly at the bottom of the market: in the low-price range. The offered items vary fast. The company says it wants to surprise the customer time and again. Their product range consists of 1500 fixed items, the rest changes every so often.


Function Working week Gross wage Percentage
DC-8 (reach truck driver/ technical worker) - 21+ years 38 H p/wk € 12,68 100,00%


Job description Percentage
01. Allowance Monday till Friday 00:00 - 06:00 150,00%
02. Allowance Monday till Friday 20:00 - 24:00 125,00%
03. Allowance Saturday 00:00 - 06:00 150,00%
04. Allowance Saturday 18:00 - 24:00 150,00%
05. Allowance Sunday 200,00%
06. Allowance public holiday 200,00%
07. Overtime - more than 10 hours per day 125,00%
08. Overtime - more than 160 hours in 4 weeks period 125,00%

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