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Yard Switcher

Terminal/Warehouse/Transport

Job Req Number:  37691 
Time Type: Full Time

The Yard Driver is responsive to the customer regarding the movement and spotting of trailers to facilitate the needs of the warehouse in sorting and processing material for shipment or storage.  The Yard Driver is also responsible for timely movements and thorough knowledge of on-hand inventory and positing. 

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Responsible to maintain a neat and orderly storage lot oriented toward maximizing efficiency in servicing the customer needs.
  • Responsible for accounting for records involving trailer numbers and position of vehicles.
  • Must function and interact on a daily basis with warehouse supervisors and comply with warehouse safety requirements.
  • Must communicate using cellular telephone or 2-way radio with operations, and warehouse personnel in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must maneuver trucks into loading and unloading position, following signal from loading crew as needed. Also place safety wheel chocks in front of wheel/tire to prevent the trailer from rolling.  If pup trailer movement is involved; extra care must be taken on the placement of the trailer jack stand (when at dock, jack stand must be on the ground and in a locked position). If there is not a jack stand installed on the trailer the customer must be notified.
  • Proper use of Airline/Electrical hookup/and Backing procedure is a must.
  • Follow all company policies, guidelines, and quality procedures.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse and yard

 

 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Performs other duties as required

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Must have a High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Must be able to work as assigned outside and in a warehouse environment.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • CDL or prior tractor yard experience is preferred

 

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

 

  • Must have basic reading and writing skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot general maintenance and service problems.
  • Ability to read and follow manufacturer's instruction manuals.
  • Ability to spot problems or potential problems and take initiative to correct them.
  • Ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently or within a group.
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in a fast-pace environment.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.  The employee also regularly lifts and/or moves objects up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to cold, warm, hot humidity weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

I understand that I am responsible for adhering to DSV Safety and Quality programs in performing the essential functions assigned on this job description.  I understand that I am responsible for complying with and incorporating safety, quality, and performance into my job.

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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