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Yard Switcher / Yard Jockey – 1st & 3rd Shift

Maplewood Beverage Packers

This is a Full-time position in Irvington, NJ posted November 22, 2021.


The Yard Switcher Position requires a tractor-trailer driver with a CDL license working knowledge of all safety procedures regarding switching and moving of trailers, performing yard checks, performing safety checks on yard tractor and trailers and fueling for the yard tractor as needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


· Operate yard trucks

· Other duties may be assigned, as needed or required

· Perform daily safety check of equipment

· Secure materials on truck

· Set up trailers as directed

· Obey safety rules

· Housekeeping: general cleanup of the work area

· Participate in safety & quality meetings


Class A CDL License

Experience operating a forklift required

Knowledge of all safety-related issues

Ability to read and write English and communicate in English.

Basic organizational skills

Ability to work as a team

3-4 years of verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience in the last 5 years

Experience using a yard horse preferred but not required

3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations/accidents

Strong work ethic


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

This position requires sitting, standing, walking and repetitive typing motion.

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


1st Shift: 7:00am
– 3:00pm

3rd Shift: 11:00pm
– 7:00am

Job Type: Full-time

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Driving: 1 year (Preferred)
CDL A (Preferred)
Work Location:
One location
Work Remotely:
Work Location: One location