Yard Jockey / Yard Switcher ~ Night Shift (Mon - Thurs 6:00pm - 4:30am)

Purpose:  Safely handle, operate and maneuver various trucks and trailers in our yard to reposition as needed.  Move trailers to designated docks for loading and unloading as directed by the leadership team.  Safely operate any assigned powered industrial trucks (PIT) such as forklifts, stand up order picker/cherry picker as well as other powered equipment to move product around the distribution center.  


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Operate vehicles in a safe manner, by following all safety rules and demonstrating professional command of the equipment
  • Utilize powered equipment, pick and put away product efficiently and accurately, as assigned by supervisor
  • Inspect equipment and verify/report damage or concerns
  • Some familiarity with computers with the ability to run and print basic reports
  • Identify and communicate exceptions to the leadership team
  • Follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Accurately record production by task and complete any necessary paperwork
  • Flexibility to train and work in multiple areas
  • Understand and apply health and safety guidelines/procedures
  • Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment
  • Identify, report, and follow up on any property damage or safety concerns
  • Participate in Lean Six Sigma activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Key Relationships: 

  • Forklift supervisors and leads
  • Operations shift management
  • Other internal departments


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience operating tractor trailers in a trailer yard setting
  • Ability to attain an adidas certification to safely operate any assigned powered equipment, including but not limited to: order picker, turret truck, reach truck, powered pallet jack and sit-down forklift
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written in English
  • Ability to safely operate a yard truck to maneuver trailers around a crowded yard
  • Regularly required to talk or hear; sit, stand or walk; use fingers, hands, arms and feet to feel, handle, grip, grasp, lift, operate, push and pull for up to ten (10) hours/day
  • Ability to work safely at high levels, upwards of thirty-five (35) feet
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures
  • Ability to reliably attend work/scheduled hours
  • Required to safely operate power industrial equipment as noted above
  • Occasionally required to sit; bending, twisting, climb or balance; lift and carry items such as boxes weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • At least three (3) months experience operating a yard truck and/or spotting trailers in a fast-paced environment
  • Six (6) months previous experience operating forklifts
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required



  • Employment at adidas is contingent upon providing COVID-19 vaccination status, although adidas will permit you to begin employment prior to submitting this information. adidas is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant laws.
  • Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.
  • Diversity and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace DIVERSE backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that REFLECTS our consumers and communities.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Yard Jockey / Yard Switcher ~ Night Shift (Mon - Thurs 6:00pm - 4:30am)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Spartanburg
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  SC
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  493553
Date:  Jan 24, 2023