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Estimated Pay $27 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Philomont, Virginia

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US0177 NorthEast Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:

0-1 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:  


The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco’s actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison.  Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors


Work Schedule: Sunday - Thursday 11pm - 7am

Responsible for safely operating a yard truck/tractor to move and spot trailers or containers to or from the dock doors according to door assignments or reposition trailers on the facility yard in an orderly, timely and efficient manner to facilitate operational needs as directed by SWMS (Sysco Warehouse Management System) tasking or as requested by warehouse or transportation personnel.  Requires working outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures.  Performs all duties safely, accurately and meets set productivity standards and goals.


  • Drive and safely operate a yard tractor around the facility and yard at 15 mph or under.
  • Follow and complete SWMS tasks to safely move and spot (drop and hook) trailers to and from dock doors and on the facility yard.  Prior to backing trailer to loading dock, open swing doors on trailer, and close when pulling swing door trailers away from the dock.
  • Complete manual trailer moves safely, such as shuttling trailers to the shop for maintenance and other ad hoc needs, as requested by warehouse or transportation personnel. 
  • Move trailers systematically and physically as requested to and from the maintenance shop for repairs/inspections.
  • Fuel refrigerated (reefer) trailers as needed.
  • Check to ensure that each trailer is sealed, and that the refrigeration unit is operating correctly and running. 
  • Record startup time and reefer set points for pre-cooling purposes.
  • Set reefer temperatures for all temperature controlled outbound loads. 
  • Ensure trailer is completely loaded and secured before moving from the dock area.
  • Ensure trailer doors are closed while not in the dock, except when backing trailer with swing doors into the dock to unload, or when pulling from the dock before sealing.
  • Perform yard and trailer temperature/fuel checks on dropped trailers when requested by gate personnel. 
  • Arrange trailers on the yard in an orderly manner to maximize yard efficiency. 
  • Perform brief, visual trailer inspection at each hook up to ensure trailer is road worthy prior to any move and loading.
  • Report any unsafe trailer which is not road worthy immediately to dock office personnel so that a replacement trailer can be assigned. 
  • Ensure any trailer repairs are finished before using the equipment. 
  • Communicate any fuel spills on the yard to gate personnel and your supervisor. 
  • Mitigate any fuel spills by assisting to clean up the spill. 
  • Ensure yard tractor has adequate fuel spill supplies onboard.
  • Keep yard free of debris and trash.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with warehouse and gate/transportation personnel via 2-way radio.
  • Work effectively with immediate supervisor to minimize warehouse shrink/damage (product loss). 
  • Responsible for the neatness and cleanliness of assigned yard tractor.
  • Report any unfixable/unsafe issues immediately to supervisor.
  • Observe and enforce all safety rules to eliminate accidents and injuries.
  • Follow policies and procedures and observes safety and security procedures.
  • Perform tasks and operate all equipment in a safe and orderly manner to eliminate accidents and injuries.
  • Ensure that yard tractor is maintained (perform daily inspection such as check oil and fluid levels, lights, hoses, and tires) and clean; report repair or service needs to supervisor to minimize equipment damage and down time. 
  • Use Company computers and equipment in a safe and professional manner to avoid damage to equipment.
  • Understand and comply with all applicable Company policies (i.e., attendance, Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, Associate Handbook, etc.
  • Comply with all applicable State/Federal laws, regulations, and policies (i.e., OSHA {Occupational Health and Safety Administration}, HACCP {Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points}, etc.).
  • Supports food safety policies, standard operating procedures, and prerequisite food safety control programs that meet legal and quality requirements and industry best practices as defined in our Food Safety Commitment documentation.
  • Perform other transportation duties as assigned.




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.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must pass a functional capacity test.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervision, management, and co-workers.
  • Must be able to observe and to communicate those observations verbally and in written form to others responsible for the equipment operation and maintenance.


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred; a minimum of six (6) months previous yard jockey experience, or equivalent is required. 


Must have ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Must have ability to read and write simple correspondence.  Must have ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and in a small group situation and to respond to questions from managers, associates, and peers.


Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 


Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Must adapt to changes in the work environment and follow instructions and respond to management direction. 


None required.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the Human Resources Department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear.  The associate is required to perform repetitive and physically demanding tasks for extended periods such as climbing into the cabs of tractors, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or sitting and must frequently push/pull trailer doors up to 100 pounds with resistance to open, close and latch swing door style trailer doors.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Job is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures.  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently exposed to moving motor vehicles on the yard, mechanical equipment, extreme cold or heat in the outdoor environment.  The associate is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment usually is loud.


This is a full-time position.  The incumbent must have the ability to work a varying schedule which might include shift work (days, mid-shift, or nights), weekdays or weekends, and some holidays.  Work hours may vary, or change based on customer order, departmental or business requirements.


The position does not require travel.

The above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.