Yard Jockey Job Description

The “yard jockey” is a term used to describe the person who operates cranes and other yard equipment, such as forklifts and tractors, to load and unload shipping containers or trucks.

The term yard jockey originates in port and terminal yards when large cranes lift and move containers.

A yard jockey works with the crane operator and cargo team to load and unload all containers and trucks efficiently.

Yard jockeys may also be referred to as yardies or yardmen.

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September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Yard Jockey to help us keep our warehouse running smoothly. You'll be responsible for moving trailers around the yard, and making sure they're in the right spot. If you have a valid commercial driver's license and a clean driving record, we want you on our team!

Yard Jockey Duties:

  • Improve the overall appearance of assigned property by watering, trimming, and pruning trees and shrubs
  • Handle the cleaning of building grounds, sidewalks, patios, stairs, and other surfaces
  • Maintain the property by cleaning the courtyards, parking lots, garages, and other properties
  • Pressure wash sidewalks when needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs
  • Use weed and pest killer appropriately
  • Clean the pool area, sidewalks, pool area, and other surfaces
  • Maintain cleanliness of buildings, parking lots, garages, and other properties
  • Maintain cleanliness of team benches, water coolers, trash receptacles, and other surfaces
  • Collect all garbage and trash in designated areas
  • Create a clean and safe environment for customers and tenants
  • Clean restrooms
  • Provide excellent customer service

Yard Jockey Responsibilities:

  • Operate heavy machinery and light vehicles, including forklifts, skid steers, backhoes, and dump trucks
  • Maintain proper documentation of vehicle inspections and repairs
  • Operate tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Maintain inventory and document equipment depreciation and repair costs
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work environment
  • Maintain grounds in order to maintain a clean and safe community
  • Maintain equipment records, insurance, and licenses
  • Maintain equipment rotation

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Must have a valid driver's license and pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to safely operate equipment and lift 50 pounds
  • Working knowledge of yard maintenance, landscaping, plant maintenance, lawn maintenance, and snow removal
  • Provides excellent customer service

Company Name is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. Applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages are encouraged, as well as veterans and individuals.

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