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Become A Yard Switch Operator

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Working As A Yard Switch Operator

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $35,131

    Average Salary

What Does A Yard Switch Operator Do At Centerline

* The driver will be a night time switcher (5pm
* am) moving packaging material using a day cab and 53’ trailer.
* Yard Hostler driving jobs
* Must be able to understand written and spoken instructions
* May be working in crowded industrial spaces, so safety awareness is key
* Some assignments include responsibility to clean trailers
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

What Does A Yard Switch Operator Do At Randstad

* Performs inspection of vehicle prior to and after operation of, moves trailers in and out of dock as directed by management, couples and uncouples double trailers.
* Chocking trailers as they are spotted for loading and unloading and pulling from doors, the placement of nose supports for 28 ft trailers when spotted at dock doors.
* Orderly maintaining of the yard, inspection of trailers prior to loading.
* Support and participate with Safety Team meetings and activities
* Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
* LTO:
* Operate stand-up and sit-down forklifts, pallet jacks, and a variety of warehouse mechanical equipment (where applicable)
* Accurately stage and sort products for loading
* Loads and unloads trailers
* Maintain a clean and safe work area
* Sorts and places parts in racks or other designated area
* Complies with all safety requirements
* Quality control
* Ensure damaged products are identified and removed when received
* Complete daily logs
* Communicate with associates from other shifts
* Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments and material and equipment needs
* Record numbers of units handled and moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets
* Weighs or counts items for distribution within plant to ensure conformance to company standards
* Uses computer to enter records
* Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
* Working hours: 5
*

What Does A Yard Switch Operator Do At Capstone Logistics

* Spot trailers from all dock doors within the warehouse
* Ability to perform repetitive heavy lifting
* Enjoy a fast paced environment
* Perform pre-shift checks of equipment
* Maintain a clean and safe work environment To learn more about Capstone, visit us at: http://www.capstonelogistics.com
* Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected

What Does A Yard Switch Operator Do At Centerline

* We are hiring for yard hostlers.
* Drivers will operate yard hostlers, pallet jacks and forklifts assignments in warehouses, ports and terminals.
* Centerline and our clients are looking for drivers who can represent us in a professional manner and follow safety guidelines at all times.
* Yard Hostler driving jobs
* Must be able to understand written and spoken instructions
* May be working in crowded industrial spaces, so safety awareness is key
* Some assignments include responsibility to clean trailers
* Home every night
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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How To Become A Yard Switch Operator

Formal education is not usually required to become a hand laborer or material mover. Employers typically require only that applicants be physically able to perform the work.

Education

There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.

Training

Most positions for hand laborers and material movers require less than 1 month of on-the-job training. Some workers need only a few days of training, and most training is done by a supervisor or a more experienced worker who decides when trainees are ready to work on their own.

Workers learn safety rules as part of their training. Many of these rules are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive trucks that exceed a certain capacity—such as vehicles with the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeding 26,000 pounds—must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Obtaining a CDL requires passing written, skill, and vision tests.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Hand laborers and material movers who work with the public, such as grocery baggers or car wash attendants, must be pleasant and courteous to customers.

Hand–eye coordination. Most hand laborers and material movers use their arms and hands to manipulate objects or move objects into specific positions.

Listening skills. Hand laborers and material movers follow instructions that a supervisor gives them.

Physical stamina. Hand laborers and material movers need the endurance to perform strenuous tasks, such as moving or cleaning objects, throughout the day.

Physical strength. Some workers must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Top Skills for A Yard Switch Operator

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Top Yard Switch Operator Skills

  1. Yard Switcher
  2. Dock Doors
  3. Yard Truck
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate a yard switcher safely and effectively outside in the yard.
  • Prepared trucks for dispatch and freight delivery.
  • Operated Yard Truck in a safe manner during numerous roll-on/roll-off procedures involving loaded and empty containers.
  • Worked with shipping and office personnel to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Back in 28 and 50 foot trailers at a very fast pace while maintaining safe work habits.

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