Golden State Foods

Hostler

US-NC-Pineville
Job ID
2017-2614
Category
Distribution

Overview

Position Summary (Job Description):

Operates tractor-trailer equipment in accordance to D.O.T. regulations on or off company property for docking and loading/unloading of product.

 

Communicate with warehouse and transportation staff on a regular basis to coordinate proper trailer drop & hook location.  Operate commercial motor carrier equipment and inspect and monitor tractor-trailer for defects, check reefer fuel and reefer temperatures. Pre-cool reefer units to Company specifications.

 

Complete unloading of return trailers and wash and sweep out trailers if necessary.  Chock wheels after trailer is in proper door. Follow AIR LINE LOCK procedure on each trailer.

 

Verify unit departure times and align equipment accordingly; making sure tractor is hooked appropriate to trailer for assigned route.  Update dispatch sheet with tractor-trailer number at the dispatch desk and maintain appropriate communication with transportation management team.

 

Parks tractor- trailer in assigned parking spots and maintain yard free of trash. Observe company safety rules and regulations. Maintain Company quality and performance standards. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary. This may include frequent deliveries to customer stores, which require loading/unloading product ranging from 5-50 lbs with or without assistance from store personnel.

Responsibilities

Division Application of Responsibilities:

(% of Time)

 

50% - Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal staff

25% - Interpret reefer readings

75% - Work independently

75% - Capable of standing, walking and repeatedly climbing into and out of road tractor or switcher                     tractor.

25% - Physically be able to manually crank trailer landing gear daily on a frequent basis.

100% - Facility and Yard Safety

100% - Teamwork within the department

100% - Positive Attitude and demeanor

100% - Productivity Standards/Accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness

 

Division Application of Responsibilities:

(% of Time)

 

** Handling - continuously – more than 66% of the time

** Lifting

         - Under 10 lbs - continuously – more than 66% of shift

         - 10-25 lbs - continuously – more than 66% of shift

         - 26-50 lbs - frequently - 34% - 66% of shift

**Pushing - continuously - more than 66% of shift

        -Maximum pushing force 150lbs

**Pulling - continuously - more than 66% of shift

         -Maximum pulling force 150lbs

**Walk - continuously - more than 66% of shift

**Stand - continuously - more than 66% of shift

    Sit - occasional – less than 34% of the time

**Bend - frequently - 34% - 66% of shift

**Kneeling – occasional – less than 34% of the time

**Crouching occasional – less than 34% of the time

    Crawl - occasional – less than 34% of the time

**Twist - frequently - 34% - 66% of shift

    Balance - frequently - 34% - 66% of shift the time

    Climbing - frequently - 34% - 66% of shift

**Reaching - frequently - 34% - 66% of shift

    Coordination - this job requires both upper and lower extremity coordination

**Endure working in a cold environment and experience temperature changes

Qualifications

Qualifications Required of this Position:

Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License and possess a current DOT Medical certification card.  One to three years driving tractor-trailer experience.  Must be able to effectively communicate to maintain positive customer relations climate with other drivers/warehouse personnel/customers/supervisors.  Capable of standing, walking and repeatedly climbing into and out of road tractor or switch tractor.  Must be able to work all necessary work schedules, including holidays/weekends.  Requires safely operating equipment in extremes of weather and climatic conditions and insure working in a cold environment (cooler/freezer).  Must be able to frequently lift/handle cases ranging from 5-50 pounds. HS Diploma or equivalent.

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