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Jockey Driver/Spotter - CDL

Date:  May 14, 2019

Monterey, TN, US, 38574

Req ID:  920
Job Function:  Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Transfers full trailers from the holding areas to the processing area and then transfers empty trailers from the processing area to designated parking spaces and to include regular rotation to other positions with the department.  May or may not require a CDL license.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates jockey truck transferring trailers to and from the processing area.  The task requires maneuvering in and out of the vehicle up to a height of 4 feet every 1/2 hour.
  • Ensures that trailers are processed in the order designated by management.
  • Ensures that YMS (Yard Management System) is updated and policy followed.  Keeping the yard organized and in order.
  • Performs pre-op inspection of vehicle and post-op cleaning on a daily basis.
  • Yard checks are done periodically.  Communicates with the gate, the dock office and management.
  • Must be able to perform the position responsibilities of the forklift operator.
  • Other tasks assigned daily.
  1. Pull pallets of product from the line, scan and place in cooler or freezer
  2. Load trucks and fuel as necessary
  3. Work with QA moving inventory as required.
  4. General housekeeping in shipping, cooler and Freezer.
  5. Will be required to maintain inventory information.

Hours of Work:

Monday - Friday, as scheduled by management and Saturday/Sunday/Holidays, if needed by operations and approved by management.

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Works outdoors year round in seasonal temperatures with noise exposure of 96.2 db; light intensity of less than 5' candles.  When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to dust, feathers and all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm. Able to stand for several hours. Work may include lifting (35 to 65 lbs) to heights from 5" to 84", reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.  May need to have the ability to operate standup lift for 9 plus hours.

Experience Requirements

Must have a valid CDL License.

One-year experience operating a forklift and truck driving involved with pulling 48’ length min trailers.

Must be able to obtain a forklift and pallet jack license through Perdue Training and testing.

Reading, writing and mathematical skills required. 

Experience Preferred


Preferred 1 year experience in a shipping environment.



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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