Yard Jockey (Class A CDL required) in Morrison, IL at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/9/2022

Job Snapshot

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    Morrison, IL
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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. ​

If you enjoy a fast-paced and high energy manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Yard Jockey for Scotts Miracle-Gro in Morrison, IL. 

Starting pay is between $21.40-$23.30 depending on experience.

Class A CDL is required

Current hours are May-December 1st shift from 6AM-2:30PM. January-April 2nd shift from 2PM to 10:30PM.

In this role you will:

  • Move all drop trailers in/out of dock door locations in conjunction with shipping/receiving instructions.
  • Perform his/her duties consistent with the values and mission of the corporation.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, orderly and safe work area. Conduct operations in accordance with OSHA, MSDS, and any trade organizations.
  • Provide excellent customer service by ensuring the integrity of the inventory of inbound and outbound trailers while minimizing errors.
  • Perform and document pre and post shift safety inspections.
  • Complete yard check daily.
  • Ensure all trailers are segregated per internal processes.
  • Lift and open trailer doors.  
  • Frequently bend to place and remove wheel chocks.
  • Safely enter and exit yard tractor numerous times per shift.
  • Safely maneuver equipment with good backing skills.
  • May also assist in warehouse responsibilities as needed including forklift operation. Skills and qualifications

The perfect person will have:

  • Ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs or more.
  • Ability to work overtime and some weekend hours during peak season.
  • Safely maneuver a tractor and trailer combination vehicle in a compact yard area.
  • Customer service Focus.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350).
  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse).
  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.
  • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law


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