Yard Switcher

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Harrisonburg, VA, US

Company: Tenneco


Primary Responsibility: Safely operates a yard truck/tractor to move and spot trailers to or from the dock doors according to door assignments or reposition trailers on the facility yard in an orderly, timely and efficient manner to facilitate operational needs as requested by Distribution Center personnel. Requires working outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures. Performs all duties safely, accurately and meets set productivity standards and goals.




Drive and safely operate a yard tractor around the facility.

Follow and complete tasks to safely move and spot (drop and hook) trailers to and from dock doors and on the facility yard. Prior to backing trailer to loading dock, open swing doors on trailer, and close when pulling swing door trailers away from the dock.

Ensure trailer is completely loaded and secured before moving from the dock area.

Ensure trailer doors are closed while not in the dock, except when backing trailer with swing doors into the dock to unload, or when pulling from the dock before sealing.

Arrange trailers on the yard in an orderly manner to maximize yard efficiency.

Report any unsafe trailer which is not road worthy immediately to dock office personnel so that a replacement trailer can be assigned.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/ Experience/ Skills:


Previous experience operating powered industrial lift vehicles in a warehouse environment preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs, learn computer functions.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



Class A CDL Required



Physical Demand & Work Environment:

  • Often required to sit and use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Vision ability required include close vision
  • Exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.



Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia