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Yard Jockey

Date: Mar 4, 2021

Location: Lithonia, GA, US

Company: Dart Container

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Operate a yard truck or tractor with or without a trailer within Dart property lines, never traveling on a public roadway
  • Couple, uncouple, connect airlines, etc. and safely maneuver equipment in difficult situations such as narrow passageways
  • Conduct visual inspections of tractor and trailer and perform preventative maintenance checks and services of truck and trailer.  Report any malfunctions to supervisor and maintenance staff.
  • Coordinate with warehouse staff as needed regarding dock management, routing and sequencing of trailers or freight
  • Assist with loading or unloading freight or product manually or via forklift, lift truck or pallet jack
  • Support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives and problem solving activities as needed


Core Skills & Qualifications:

  • Six (6) months prior warehouse, material handling or PIT operations experience
  • Valid driver’s license and favorable driving record upon hiring and ability to maintain both throughout duration of employment
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) license
  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
  • Ability to meet safety, quality and service standards
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Valid CDL (Commercial Driver License) Class A upon hiring and ability to maintain throughout duration of employment
  • One (1) year tractor-trailer experience
  • Physically Qualified under U.S. DOT regulations (part 391)
  • Experience in a manufacturing or high-volume warehouse environment, preferred



Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Warehouse, Forklift, Manufacturing