Yard Jockey

adidas requires all US based employees to report COVID-19 vaccination status.  Proof of vaccination is required in New York City and Puerto Rico. COMPANY is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant state laws.   


Purpose: Safely handle, operate and maneuver various trucks and trailers in our yard to reposition as needed. Move trailers to designated dock(s) 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 powered equipment to move product around the distribution center. 


Shifts Available

Night Shift, $18.95 an hour

  • Front Half Night; Sun-Wed 6pm to 4:30am (40 hours/week) ($.25 shift differntial)


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
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Flexibility to train and work in multiple areas
  • Work safely and maintain a clean work environment


Key Relationships:

  • Leadership team
  • Other internal departments


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Experience operating tractor trailers
  • 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
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written in English


Essential Functions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is: 

  • able 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 twelve (12) hours/day
  • able to work safely at high levels, upwards of thirty-five (35) feet
  • able to work in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures
  • able to reliably attend work/scheduled hours
  • required to safely operate power industrial equipment as noted above
  • occasionally requried 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 equivalent
  • 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
  • Required to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language

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

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Wilkes-Barre
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  436009
Date:  Jun 28, 2022