DHL is hiring a Pallet Clerk. You need only Matric for this job!

Job Summary

 DHL Supply Chain South Africa, a leader in logistics, is looking for a Pallet Clerk.

Closing date: They didn’t say

Location: Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

This is a busy, fast paced operation which offers many challenges and opportunities for the right person. This position is based at Ndlovu Park, Pietermaritzburg.

Job Purpose 

To maintain the movement of pallets, both internally and externally. To monitor- the CHEP Account. Ensure customer service is the highest standard and that losses to the Company are kept to a minimum.

Maintain the integrity of the Company at all times. Support the Supervisor to execute and manage the day to day tasks.  

Ensure that all documents are filled out correctly and are in order.  To carry out duties to agreed levels of performance and contribute to the continuous improvement of administration processes.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • ·       Responsible and accountable for Pallet Control
  • ·       Ensure that there are enough pallets on site
  • ·       Responsible for the management of pallets in the trade and at customers nationally
  • ·       Responsible for the update of CHEP details for customers on the master data
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  • ·       Responsible for the daily capturing and reconciliation of pallet movements on DHL for pallets de-hired off the DHL CHEP Account
  • ·       Ensure that accurate customer records cards are kept- as hard copies and such documentation is available
  • ·       Reconcile Hauliers Cartage to the CHEP invoice on a weekly basis
  • ·       Reconcile on a weekly / monthly basis, the pallet costs

  • ·       Reconcile the CHEP Account to the Master Control Card
  • ·       Resolve all outstanding queries to prevent excessive costs on the CHEP Account
  • ·       Organise and co-ordinate monthly pallet counts and reconcile to eliminate pallet losses
  • ·       Continuous training and guidance of Dispatch Clerks on pallet capturing and issuing of pallet control documents

  • ·       Monthly reports to Customer Service Consultants on outstanding pallets in the trade
  • ·       Subjective decision making, concerning pallet identification for write -off allocation and queries
  • ·       To report accurate and timeous information to Management
  • ·       To effectively control and manage pallet costs and pallet losses – tracking of pallets going out

  • ·       To build relationships throughout the Supply Chain e.g. Dispatch Clerks, Hauliers, Customers, Depots, Customer Service Consultants etc.
  • ·       Work in collaboration with Transport and CHEP to maximise efficiencies and best practice
  • ·       Assist in departments when the need arises
  • ·       Ensure that product safety, quality and integrity is not compromised
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  • ·       Adherence to SOP’s
  • ·       Carry out duties with pride and integrity
  • ·       Maintain records
  • ·       Assist in other departments as assigned by Management


  • • Grade 12 / Matric

Performance Indicators

  • ·       Accurate delivery / dispatching reports;
  • ·       Safe and tidy work environment;
  • ·       Damages kept to a minimum;
  • ·       Care of equipment;
  • ·       Meeting of KPI’s
  • ·       Adherence to task SOP’s
  • ·       Assist in other departments as assigned by Management

Skills/ Experience

  • Team player
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances
  • Ability to follow work procedures and safety rules
  • Ability to read, understand and follow directions/instructions
  • Ability to count accurately and to perform simple math calculations

  • 2 – 3 years Logistics or warehousing experience
  • 1 – 2 years pallet / CHEP experience
  • Ability to achieve results
  • Support change initiatives
  • Prepared to work shifts / additional hours


  • English – verbal and written.

How to Apply

Please view more detail and APPLY HERE.

Careers at DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading logistics and mail company. We’re one of the world’s largest employers, operating in over 220 countries and territories.

We’re Europe’s largest postal service, partner for eCommerce and pioneers in secure digital communication. We’re number one in contract logistics and international express delivery, and a leader in the forwarding business.

Join us and you’ll be working for a global company that’s focused on service, quality, and sustainability, and using the power of global trade to connect people and improve lives.

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  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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