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Yard Jockey/Shuttle Driver - Home Daily- $27.75/HR

156878 Requisition #

Starting Pay: $27.75/hr

Union Benefits & Pension 


Position Purpose: 

  • Responsible for moving trailers on the premises using a yard jockey or tractor, starting trailer refrigeration units, preparing trailers for deliveries. This position also covers local deliveries when necessary.


Essential Functions & Basic Duties: 

  • Sets trailers in dock doors for loading product
  • Starts refrigeration units; checks units periodically
  • Pulls loaded trailers away from dock and secures trailer doors
  • Coordinates loading schedules with warehouse supervisors
  • Occasionally makes local deliveries
  • Shuttles trailers between UNFI local buildings
  • Operates powered industrial equipment such as electric pallet jacks when necessary
  • Performs other duties as necessary and required



  • Valid medical card as prescribed by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration and a valid state specific Commercial Driver’s License, Class A.
  • Ability to pass a written exam and road test. 



  • Understanding of related computer applications.



  • Prefer minimum of one year verified experience operating a tractor trailer. Must be 21 years of age.



  • Ability to speak, read and write English well.
  • Safe driving skills, ability to drive large tractor trailers and ability to use related delivery equipment.
  • Ability to pass a post-offer employment physical and drug test and subsequent enrollment in a random pool of drivers for drug and alcohol testing as required by law.
  • Strong Interpersonal, communication, organizational and customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Must be willing to work mornings, evenings


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.




UNFI anticipates paying the above-referenced pay rate (or within the above-referenced pay range) for this position.  Actual Pay, where applicable, will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements.  UNFI is committed to transparency in pay in compliance with applicable state and local laws.




For Washington positions (or positions that may be performed remotely from Washington), Click HERE for Washington-specific paid time off details.


Candidates hired into this position will also be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs:  Paid Time Off; Sick Time; paid holidays and parental leave; 401K Program; medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death/dismemberment insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance program, Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Savings Account, subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions of these programs, and subject to any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements.


Sales Positions Only:  For sales positions that are commission-based, the above range is an estimate of total potential commission-based compensation during an associate’s first year, but UNFI offers an introductory period minimum of $680 per week.  After the introductory period, as a 100% commission-based role, there is no set salary.  UNFI’s commission plans are uncapped and average earnings vary depending on territory and sales achieved, among other factors.


UNFI’s compensation, benefits, and paid time off policies are subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with applicable law.  This job posting should not be construed as an offer of employment with certain terms, nor should it be construed as a guaranteed minimum.

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