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Yard Driver

AkronNewell Rubbermaid

Title: Yard Driver

Reports To: Operations Supervisor

Hours: 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM

Location: Kent, OH


General Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for performing basic yard driver functions as well as shuttling trailers between the DC’s and Production Site.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Learn and perform yard driver duties including but not limited to:
  • Docking and moving trailers on the yard
  • Driving over the road to other facilities including off-site warehouse as needed
  • Adhering to DOT regulations and submitting to an annual physical and random drug screening
  • Perform tasks required of warehouse driver including but not limited to:
  • Accurately complete a Pre & Post Inspection on equipment driven daily
  • Accurately complete trailer pre-trip inspections
  • Providing attention to detail & communication to ensure timely movements of trailers in and out of docks.
  • Maintain safe work environment by watching out for foot traffic & Road Traffic; following standards and procedures; complying with operating policies and regulations.
  • Wear all required safety PPE and operate all work duties in a safe manner following proper procedures.
  • Take individual responsibility in keeping work area organized and clean



  • Must possess and maintain Class A - CDL license
  • Ability to work well in team environment; flexibility to work in a variety of areas is essential
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math skills with strong attention to detail including speed and accuracy in counting and verification
  • HS Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 6 months of relevant experience


Essential Functions:

  • Considerable physical effort lifting and moving material or objects that are average weight continuously and heavy weight material or objects frequently
  • Ability to walk long distances and stand on feet all day
  • Able to bend, stretch, and reach low and high places frequently
  • Push buttons on computer and RF guns
  • Go up and down 2 multiple levels in and outside plant
  • Lift light weight objects or material overhead occasionally
  • Ability to work in high places of 35-40 ft. and look up to high places by bending neck
  • Pass eye test

Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/protected veteran status, or genetic information.


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