Harris Teeter

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Switcher/Yardman 3rd. Shift - Greensboro, NC

Harris Teeter - Greensboro Whse Transportation, North Carolina

Posted: 12/11/2018


Responsible for moving trailers to and from various warehouse locations to accommodate the needs of all areas of the distribution center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

include the following:
  • Move trailers on distribution grounds to meet the needs of the grocery warehouse, frozen warehouse, salvage dock, garage, etc.
  • Insure that all wheels are chocked when parking a trailer.
  • When necessary, unload salvage trailers so that they may be utilized in other areas.
  • Move loaded trailers that are dropped by outside drivers to the appropriate door to be unloaded.
  • Maintain knowledge of trailer status and be aware of all yard activities.
  • Document trailer and door assignments on door sheet.
  • Follow safety guidelines and encourage a safe work environment for all associates.
  • Follow approved attendance and tardiness policy.
  • Wash tractors and trailers as directed by management.
  • Follow through with the requests and recommendations of the TransportationManager.
  • Adapt to various situations and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Support company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with dress code guidelines.
  • Perform other functions as required by the Transportation Manager.
  • Other duties as may be assigned or required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Team Work - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Cost Consciousness - Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the operation of tractors and trailers required.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of VLM time clock and MDS On-Board Computer.

Certificates and Licenses:

None required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

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; outdoor weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to heat and cold (weather).
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:

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.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and climb or balance.

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