The Shag Driver is responsible for operating a shag truck to move semi-trailers in and out of loading docks and around or between the company's manufacturing and distribution facilities. The individual in this position will transport trailers and products in accordance with company procedure and will maintain accurate records of all activity, paying attention to details to ensure compliance with company quality and safety standards.
This position is located in a warehouse environment subject to extreme temperatures and dust. Moderate to heavy physical labor such as moving and lifting heavy items is required on a regular basis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function.
Safely operate shag truck and maneuver trailers so as to prevent injury to oneself and to others in and between company facilities, as well as ensure no property damage occurs to docks, fences, gates, other vehicles, etc.
Ensure that correct trailers are spotted into correct dock doors for loading.
Ensure trailers are locked properly to ensure safe forklift operation conditions in the trailers.
Ensure cargo is loaded appropriately for safe transit and trailers are sealed.
Ensure trailers are not pulled away from docks until properly cleared for removal.
Inspect and report any repairs or maintenance needed, safety malfunctions, and damage to equipment. Perform routine checks such as oil level, tire pressure, fueling, etc.
In accordance with company policy, accurately and promptly complete appropriate work records.
Perform yard check of all trailers in drop yards and docks. Notify management of yard conditions requiring necessary action such as snow removal or grading.
Pack and secure outgoing shipments in accordance with pick tickets and customer requirements, using strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage.
Maintain good housekeeping and regularly clean work area, machines, and equipment.
Identify and contribute to continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness.
Maintain an open and candid working relationship with immediate supervisor/manager in discussing matters of importance.
Adhere to established company values, practices, policies and procedures at all times. Follow and support compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, regulations, and standards.
Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location.
The individual may be asked to perform other duties as requested.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
An individual qualified for this job must be able to:
Safely and efficiently operate shag truck and other powered industrial equipment.
Exhibit familiarity with warehouse work and safety procedures.
Accurately multiply, divide, add, and subtract whole numbers to resolve practical problems.
Effectively operate a computer - PC proficiency.
Wear/use required PPE (personal protective equipment).
Understand written instruction and complete appropriate documentation as directed.
Use a logical approach to troubleshooting issues and prioritizing production needs.
Recognize problems when they occur and to work toward the solution of those problems.
Pay attention to details and pursue quality in accomplishing work duties and tasks. Look for opportunities to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness.
Handle challenges skillfully, thoroughly, and effectively.
Effectively and professionally communicate with co-workers, team members, and internal or external customers. Present information clearly and accurately.
Independently take advantage of opportunities to improve or increase skills, abilities and job knowledge.
Make sure that work is delivered on time and of high quality.
Develop good work practices in order to get the job done.
Use equipment, resources and time in an efficient and effective manner.
Use good judgment when making decisions.
Perform work in a safe manner at all times.
Work in a cooperative manner with management, co-workers, internal/external customers, and vendors.
Do the right thing, even when it is difficult.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Maintain a valid driver's license for the worksite location you are assigned.
Excellent driving record.
Class A Commercial Driver's License.
Able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to safety regulations.
Must be able to obtain forklift license through Warren Distribution.
Shag driving experience preferred but not required.
Hazmat endorsement preferred, but not required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the Essential Functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Remain in a stationary position while operating equipment and performing recordkeeping duties.
Frequently move about between trucks and workstations, often climbing up and down to enter/ exit trucks.
Safely operate, position, and use a wide variety of hand tools and equipment, including forklifts.
Must be able to move about in a warehouse and manufacturing facility to observe and effectively communicate with team members and perform job duties.
The environmental conditions described here are representative of those the associate encounters while performing the Essential Functions of the job.
The individual will be expected to work in outdoor weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, and dust, while transferring between and inspecting trucks. Typical noise level is loud.
The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments.