Yard Dog Driver (Yard Jockey) in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job Description

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.


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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