Jockey Driver

  • location: Doswell, VA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $16 - $18 per hour
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job description

Jockey Driver

1. The Yard Driver moves trailers from door to door for loading and unloading
2. Place empty trailers on pad for production, using trailers that are tagged out of service
3. Pull loaded trailers from the production pad, into the designated area as directed from Yard Supervisor, always leaving enough room for forklift operators to safely unload for storage
4. Supply trailers that are loaded with product that is in need of reworking to the ware house or rework area, pull trailers loaded with reworked product to designated area to be unloaded for storage, and staging empty trailers for the reworked product to be loaded on once rework is done
5. Supply trailers that are road ready to forklift operators for pre-loading and staging the trailers in the designated areas for pick up
6. Supply red tag trailers to maintenance shop for repair or inspection
7. Place empty trailers that are not needed in the pre-designated areas as assigned by Yard Supervisor
8. Assist Yard Crew with picking up trash and keeping the yard area clean; assist the Yard Crew with reworking / stacking bagged product as needed, or working with the Ric covering crew
9. Responsible for pre-shift inspection, check all fluid levels, clean filters, check tire pressure, and add fluids if necessary, fuel truck with diesel fuel
10. Operate the jockey truck in a safe manner
Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for ensuring correct trailer in designated door for loading and proper hook up between designated tractor and trailer
2. Place outbound trailer/truck to assigned loading dock
3. Hook assigned tractor to trailer according to daily schedule
4. Communicate with supervisor on all changes due to equipment breakdown and/or availability
5. Communicate with Receiving Supervisor on unloading sequence of backhauls
6. Coordinate equipment hook up
7. Ensuring tasks and documentation are completed neatly, completely, accurately and timely
8. Preventative, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for trucks, trailers and docks (such as repairs on mud flaps, door roller/hinges, lights, minor wiring, minor interior, bulk head, sheet metal, etc.)
9. Document and file all minor maintenance performed for trucks, trailers and dock
10. Recognize equipment failures and defects and promptly communicate larger repair and maintenance needs to maintenance and management
11. Communicate with maintenance garage on equipment schedule for inspection lane
12. Monitor and document fluid levels, temperatures and seal integrity
13. Maintain cleanliness of trucks and trailers
14. Monitor and report monthly engine hour readings
15. Maintain annual inspections and files
16. Perform Fuel maintenance and upkeep daily and as needed
17. Other duties assigned by site management
Working hours: 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Skills:
1.-High school diploma or GED with a minimum of one (1) year of CDL driving or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2.-Past experience as yard jockey or truck driver preferred
3.-Ownership of equipment and maintain cleaning standards
4.-Satisfactory completion of a forklift training program
5.-Ability to utilize equipment for the job (such as computers, cell phone, handheld trackers, copiers, scanners, printers, etc.)
6.-Ability to perform basic math computations and identify/verify numbers. Able to count and record accurately and assist in physical inventory
7.-Complete any assigned paperwork accurately and timely
8.-Team player and able to follow instructions and work well with others
9.-Able to take direction to meet production demands
10.-Demonstrate sound work ethics, respectful and follows operating procedures
11.-Flexible and reliable. Ability to work overtime as needed, especially during shipping season
12.-Effective communication/verbal and listening skills
13.-Respectful of co-workers, management and works site
14.-Demonstrate sound work ethics
15.-Must possess ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, safety procedures, and memos in English
16.-Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to other employees or management
17.-General problem solving skills
18.-Ability to maintain a valid driver's license
19.-Ability to work independently
20.-Ability to remain calm and focused in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment
21.-Must be authorized to work in the United States
22.-Must pass pre-employment drug screen
23.-Follow and practice work place safety
Qualifications:
1. Required to climb in and out of the jockey truck numerous times daily hooking and unhooking empty or loaded trailers
2. Required to do some lifting of bagged product that could weigh up to 65 pounds a bag. Occasionally required to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, or crawl
3. Ability to bend twist, & squat
4. Must be able to push or pull (such as bags of product, or a hand truck) on a frequent basis
5. Must be able to work effectively in extreme outdoor climates(s) ??? cold, heat, rain, fog, dust, snow
6. Must be able to operate company vehicles in a variety of different weather conditions
7. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
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