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Switcher Driver - Full Time

Chewy - Belton, MO


Posted on 11/20/21 (Ref: MCI1)

Switcher Driver - Belton, MO - Chewy


Switcher Driver



Our Opportunity:

The ideal Switcher Driver will work closely with the Chewy transportation and operations team, as well as Chewy carriers and vendors, to provide exemplary customer service in our Belton, MO location. This position is critical in ensuring that the Chewy shipping/receiving docks have an adequate supply and constant flow of loaded and empty trailers that are positioned safely, accurately, and efficiently. The successful candidate will have some experience in yard operations with an emphasis on switching or driving experience.

What you'll do:
  • Safely move carrier trailers within the Chewy yard to include both loads and empties for the Inbound and Outbound docks
  • Work with Transportation and Operations teams to prioritize tasks
  • Accurately report equipment statuses and productivity information to the Transportation Coordinators
  • Perform Yard Audits as needed
  • Ensure switcher equipment is in safe working order to include pre/post-trip inspections, tire condition, and unit hours reporting
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What you'll need:
  • 1 to 3 years switcher operating / driving / warehouse / distribution experience; specifically related to yard operations
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to effectively operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate via 2 way radio
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Microsoft Excel and Outlook experience required
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 75 lbs. and bend, lift safely and repetitively with or without accommodations
  • Ability to read, comprehend and carry out simple instructions from oral instructions or written correspondence
  • Good communicator and active listener
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures and safety guidelines
  • High level of professionalism and strong work ethic
  • The ability to adjust to sudden changes in customer demands or operational goals
  • Ability to plan and schedule tasks and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Adhere to quality and performance standards
  • Ability to work in a fast paced distribution environment
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Ability to focus attention on details

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact HR.

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Chewy is closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the Coronavirus. Team members, vendors and visitors at all Chewy sites are required to wear face masks in all common areas, including break/lunchrooms, hallways, restrooms, reception areas, conference rooms, etc. Except in the case of previously approved medical or other accommodations, team members, vendors and other visitors must always wear masks or cloth coverings over their nose and mouth while at work in a company facility.
For the health and safety of our team members, at this time, Chewy is
not permitting team members, vendors, or other visitors to enter its facilities if they:

  • Are experiencing COVID-19 or other flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, or vomiting, and/or diarrhea) or
  • have come into close contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of a COVID-19 infection.

The CDC defines close contact as:
Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of an individual with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 infection for at least 15 minutes. Close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare room with a person exhibiting symptoms or who tested positive for COVID-19.

If you fall into any of the categories listed above,
please respond to this email and let Human Resources know immediately. We will work with you to accommodate your needs, including possibly extending your start date. The health and safety of our Team Members is our number one priority, and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us!


Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.

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