SYGMA Hostler

Job Description

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide assistance to the Transportation and Warehouse teams by preparing equipment needed for loading, unloading and dispatching according to established company standards.   

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the loaders and management team to move trucks and trailers from one location to another according to door assignments in order to complete the loading process in a timely manner; ensures trailer or truck is completely loaded and secured and the refrigeration unit is operating correctly before moving from the dock area; moves tractors and trailers as needed to facilitate the receiving process.
  • Ensures all food safety protocols are met according to established guidelines (e.g. proper temperatures are maintained in the delivery vehicle and maintains sanitary conditions in tractor and trailer); assists with maintaining sanitary conditions with the building exterior, in the warehouse and yard.
  • Completes trailer sanitation prior to reloading if needed (e.g. preparation, disposal of trash, sweeping, pressure washing).
  • Performs daily inspections to incoming /outgoing equipment; completes inventory of equipment necessary to and related to the operation of transportation (e.g. 2 wheeled hand carts, load bars). 
  • Handles all returned merchandise according to established standards (e.g. proper disposal of damage, logs and records all items into or out of stock).
  • Ensures all load bars and bulkheads are properly accounted for and stored according to established standards and that hand trucks are placed on the proper trucks; maintains and repairs reasonable damage to load bars and hand trucks; notifies management of outside sourcing for repairs not capable at center; ensure all trailer doors are properly secured prior to being relieved or leaving for the shift.
  • Occasionally makes trips to truck service terminals for refueling and repairs when necessary; maintains periodic maintenance and calibration with trip master units.
  • Picks up local backhauls when necessary, and/or makes deliveries to customers or vendors.
  • Follows preferred work methods at all times, and immediately advises supervisor of any unsafe conditions.
  • Maintains and safely operates all assigned equipment, including but not limited to hand cart, pallets, load bars, and personal protective equipment. 
  • Communicates with management team regarding any trailer or loading issues, equipment issues or other concerns that arise during work shift. 
  • Works assigned schedule and works overtime as needed; exhibits regular and predictable attendance. Other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements

 

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma/General Education Degree (GED) or equivalent degree and 1 year of tractor trailer experience preferred or the equivalent in work experience is preferred.   

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred and may be required at some distribution centers.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  safe lifting and delivery practices.

Skill in: communicating with co-workers; solving problems. 

Ability to:     read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to safety regulations; perform basic math functions (e.g. add, subtract, multiply, divide); effectively plan and organize work activities independent of direct supervision; train other associates in using lift gates, ramps and other tractor trailer equipment;  complete road tests for new hire candidates;  be flexible, prioritize work and solve problems.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.  The associate is frequently required to lift, push, or move product that weighs up to up to 50 pounds by hand and push/pull up to 350 pounds of product with a 2-wheeled hand cart; climb in and out of a tractor and trailer; reach to stack and unstack products and hand cart; bend and twist while loading and unloading product, and retrieving items from trailer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet, hot, extreme cold and/or humid conditions; and moving mechanical parts and may be required to work in confined spaces.  The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, on-call and starting at various start times are required in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.  The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

 

  • Notice:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job.  This job description in no way implies that the duties and responsibilities tested are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job.  The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

 

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

This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.

 

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