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Driver - Yard Jockey

Company: Americold
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About Us

Americold is a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure. We partner with farmers and food producers to ensure their perishable and frozen product reaches foods suppliers, restaurants, and your local grocery store without spoilage. Our customers, which include some of the most respected brands in the food industry, rely on our expertise and commitment to safety in order to deliver on their commitments.

What You'll Do

Primary Responsibility:

Drives and operates a shuttle truck and/or semi-truck to transport trailers to appropriate location(s) on the premises in observance of traffic and safety regulations.

Essential Functions:

• Chocks rear wheels of vehicle prior to any loading or unloading, and removes same chocks prior to driving away. Operates trailer and dock doors and removes and/or installs safety devices as needed or as necessary.
• Ensures truck(s) and trailer system(s) are secure and in working order, including seals, jacks, and doors, by performing service duties such as checking oil, water, fuel, and air levels in tires and truck seals. Reports any maintenance needs or equipment malfunctions to appropriate supervisor and maintenance personnel.
• Loads and unloads truck(s) and railcar(s) by using forklift, pallet jack, or dock loader, and moving product onto and/or off of pallet in correct position following instructions for equipment operation. Reports faulty equipment, damage to racks, and other safety hazards to appropriate supervisor.
• Obtains and maintains necessary paperwork and related records, inventories product(s) as needed or as necessary, and labels, sorts, wraps, and/or ties product using proper equipment and techniques.
• Maintains a work area free and clear of loose debris, wood, plastic and other obstacles which may impede operations, and sweeps work area as needed or as necessary.
• Performs other driving and/or warehouse-related duties as required or as requested.

What Experience You Need

Qualifications & Experience:

• High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.
• May require current and valid forklift certification.
• No more than one (1) moving violation citation such as reckless driving or speeding in excess of fifteen (15) miles above the posted speed limit within the previous twelve (12) months, and no more than three (3) within the previous three (3) years.
• No DUI citations.

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

• Successful passing of background screen, pre-employment drug test, and other required physical and medical examinations.
• Demonstrated ability to enter and exit truck as well as hook and unhook trailering equipment.
• Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal and customer service communication skills sufficient to read and interpret shipping invoices and other warehouse documents and partner with customers and other co-workers.
• Demonstrated mathematical skills sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals sufficient to complete required papers and documents.
• Demonstrated possession and application of reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, and speaking skills necessary to interact and respond to customers, co-workers, and management staff effectively.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems in a fast-paced environment where deadlines and scopes may change regularly while maintaining accuracy. Demonstrated ability to self-start with little or no direction preferred.

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to sit for long periods of time in a vehicle. Also must be able to repeatedly and quickly adjust vehicle controls to exact positions for several hours per day.
• Demonstrated manual dexterity and coordination of two (2) or more limbs with normal movements while sitting, standing, or lying down. This does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
• Demonstrated ability to talk, hear, and see sufficiently to complete assigned tasks. Must be able to visually identify details from distances.
• May be required to carry loads related to travel and occasionally lift, carry, position, or move objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Demonstrated ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions sufficient to partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes.
• Demonstrated judgment skills sufficient to identify which of several objects is closer or farther away and to accurately ascertain distance between self and other objects.
• Demonstrated ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Demonstrated ability to tolerate environments that may have temperatures at or below freezing for extended periods of time.

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


What Could Set You Apart

Being able to work in a cold climate.

What We Offer

Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me? We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world.

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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