Distribution Yard Jockey in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 11/14/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for transporting and relocating gasoline or diesel powered tractor trailer from base to established destination(s).

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Transporting trailers at predetermined docks/ yards

  • Fueling tractor and trailer(s) upon return to base and unhooking trailer(s) at specified location

  • Coordinating with 1st Processing management on equipment prioritization and utilization

  • Inspecting Yard Dog and Trailer for defects before and after shift and submit report indicating their condition

  • Ensuring processes have been followed and verify adequate use of load locks, straps, and bulkheads

  • Monitoring fuel use and adjust reefer unit's fuel level and temperature, as needed

  • Communicating with management on potential issues that arise

  • Ensuring all functions are completed in accordance with Company standards and procedures, including quality standards and safety regulations

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned by 1st Processing Management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Yard Dog driving requirements preferred

  • Strong Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and within a team based environment

  • Utilize safe driving skills and ability to drive large tractor trailers

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays and extended shift hours

Education & Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Commercial Driver License or Driving Experience Required

  • Prior yard jockey experience preferred

  • Manufacturing and/or Poultry Industry experience a plus

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