Responsible for the movement of trailers to and from the unload / load doors and throughout the yard. May also be responsible for the physical loading, unloading and/or sorting of packages by hand, including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and placing, in a safe and efficient manner.
• Performs trailer switches defined as hooking and moving a parked trailer from the yard to a load/unload door or hooking and moving a trailer from a door to the yard. • Communicates with management and/or central control to coordinate trailer movements in the yard. • Documents trailer moves using the Yard Management System (where available) or switcher cards. • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections on switcher equipment. • Understands and demonstrates effective yard switching safety processes and procedures. In addition to the above essential functions, Switchers may also be required to perform Package Handler essential functions as follows: • Utilizes “hand-to-surface” methods for all package handling. • Loads and unloads packages onto or from delivery vehicles, trailers, conveyor system carts and load gratings. • Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls packages on a continuous and repetitive basis for approximate shifts of two to four hours. • Determines the appropriate conveyor system by scanning packages, reading labels and charts, verifying numbers and memorizing information and sorts packages accordingly. NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Performs other duties as assigned
No experience required; six (6) months of experience as a package handler or switching/CDL operator experience preferred.
Required Skills, Abilities and / or Licensure
• Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) file. • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL – Class A) to operate in interstate commerce is required. • Ability to understand and follow instruction regarding work duties and safety methods. • Ability to discern numbers and information in order to sort packages correctly. • Ability to use basic tools and equipment such as skate wheel rollers, dock carts, hand-held scanners, chutes and unloading devices. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment.% of Travel for the Position:
1035 Commerce Park Drive SWCity:
FXG-US/USA/P522/Cedar RapidsAuto req ID:
Part timeEmployee Type:
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