Truck Driver 1 in Avondale, PA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/17/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Avondale, PA
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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a Yard Tractor Operator on 2nd shift who will join our Supply Chain team in Avondale, PA. This position is a light vehicle operator at a Scotts production plant facility. The driver operates a Jockey Truck and Trailer in a safe and efficient manner, following all state and federal DOT regulations as well as all company policies and procedures.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Ensures the shipment is correct and in good condition, and stages the trailer in a timely manner.

  • Completes pre-shift vehicle inspection reports. Informs the Dispatcher or Dock Foreman of any equipment problems with drop trailers or loads.

  • Reads bills of lading and ensures the correct product quantity and quality SKU is placed on the trailer.

  • Maintain yard tractor and trailers in roadworthy condition, able to pass DOT inspections.

  • Report any equipment malfunctions to heavy shop for repair and assist in repairs.

  • Drive forklift and help put up inventory during off season.

  • Rework damaged product and other assignments as deemed necessary by management.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Must be able to operate : Jockey Tractor, Trailer, Forklifts.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Two years of over the road driving experience. Ability to operate Jockey Truck in a safe manner. 

  • Safe driving practices and procedures.

  • Ability to read and write English and to follow instructions.

  • Knowledge of State and Federal DOT Regulations.

  • Pass random drug and alcohol screenings in accordance with State and Federal DOT regulations.

  • Ability to drive a forklift. Ability to lift 70 pounds repeatedly..

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.