Newell Brands Yard Driver in Kent, Ohio

Yard Driver

Job Number: 2135

Position Title: Yard Driver

External Description:

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.

    City: Kent

    State: Ohio

    Community / Marketing Title: Yard Driver

    Company Profile:

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.