Yard Switcher Operator

Edison, NJ

Posted: 12/10/2018 Employment Type: Temporary to Hire Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $18.00

Job Description

GP Harmon Recycling, a subsidiary of Georgia–Pacific, is one of the largest pure traders of recycled fiber in the world, trading in excess of 100 thousand tons per week. We develop markets for our supplier’s recovered materials and provide a reliable source of quality feedstock to our global customer base. To learn more about our Harmon Recycling division, visit http://www.gpharmon.com/

Encadria Staffing Solutions is seeking a Yard Switcher to work Second or Third Shift for the Georgia Pacific Harmon Edison, NJ facility. This role supports the sustainability efforts of Georgia-Pacific by facilitating the movement of incoming and outgoing product through the facility. We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to safety standards and knowledge of forklift operations. The Yard Switcher role is a temp to hire position, with opportunity for hire with Georgia Pacific. If you have switcher experience, are a safety-oriented person, and have a commitment to leading safety compliance, we look forward to hearing from you!

A Day in the Life Typically Includes:

  • Switch trailers in shipping and receiving yards
  • Move trailers in yard to maximize space and maintain organization of the yard
  • Safely operate (including backing) tractor trailers in confine spaces
  • Assist team members as needed
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Perform housekeeping duties in respective work areas (indoor/outdoor)

What do you need? Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have 1 year previous experience operating tractor trailers
  • Must have a current forklift license or be able to attain one within 6 months
  • Must be willing to work any shift (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) as well as weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Must be willing and able to wear the necessary Personal Protection equipment (PPE) (i.e. hard hats, safety glasses, face shield, chemical suit, respirator, ear plugs, hearing protection, steel-toe boots or safety shoes and other PPE required by specific jobs) with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. routinely with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to work in hot, humid, cold, and noisy industrial environment with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to perform repetitive and physically demanding tasks for extended periods (lifting, walking, climbing, and stooping) with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Willing and able to work in an environment with regular exposure to sparks, fumes, noise, vibration, confined spaces, moving equipment/machinery and outdoor weather with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations
  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement as a condition of employment

What Will Put You Ahead? Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Switcher Operator Experience Required

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully completing a background check, passing a drug test. E verify is utilized to verify eligibility to work in the United States.

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