Estes Express Lines Jockey in Fenton, Missouri
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As a leading LTL freight carrier who has been in business since 1931, Estes Express Lines takes great pride in our highly qualified yard teams at our terminals across the network. Jockeys or Yard Hostlers are responsible for safely handling and maneuvering tractor/trailers and other large equipment to facilitate the loading and unloading operations in the yard and/or on the dock. Jockeys work across multiple shifts within a fast-paced environment and within various weather conditions. This position is a vital role in the distribution of freight to our customers. Estes Jockeys are paid competitive rates with opportunities for career advancement into our internal driver trainee program or management positions. If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career with opportunity for career growth, Estes is the place for you.
Safely handle and maneuver tractor/trailers and other large equipment to facilitate the loading and unloading operations in the yard
Perform pre-shift and post-shift inspections of the yard and dock equipment
Properly cube, load and unload freight using a forklift, pallet jack, hand truck or by hand
Properly load freight to prevent damage and shifting in transit by blocking and bracing and thru the use of load bars, straps, dunnage and air bags.
Accurately set up, break down and hook trailers safely
Ensure all pup trailers have tilt bar to be lowered prior to loading of freight
Raise and lower landing gear
Monitor yard for unsafe drivers and non-employees; notify management
Work in outdoor weather conditions
Perform all duties of dockworker as requested
Communicate effectively with Dock supervision, Line Haul drivers and Fleet Services personnel
Regular attendance is required.
This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances. Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned. Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks.
High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background
18+ years of age
A valid CDL and acceptable MVR are required if driving on public roads
If a CDL holder, must be registered with the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Experience in the transportation industry a plus although not required
Stable work history
Ability to operate forklift (7500 lb. vehicle)
Must be able to push or pull loaded pallet jack and/or hand truck with a minimum load of 70lbs
Physical abilities include: standing, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.
Must be capable of dropping/hooking and coupling trailers which involves cranking landing gear, pulling 5th wheel pin which takes approximately 65 lbs. of pressure; and maneuvering a trailer dolly
Night/weekend shifts may be required
Must be able to lift approximately 70 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job
Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct
Must be able to interact well with others
Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting
Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities
Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check
Must be authorized to work in the United States
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift and/or move a minimum of 70 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to lift, twist, turn, and may climb. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance.
The work environment characteristics described here 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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be required to work in high/precarious places, with hazardous materials, and in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud as required by the essential functions of the job.
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Estes Express Lines
Equal Employment Opportunity:
EOE, including disability/vets