Chicago (University Park), IL Trailer Spotter

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Job Title: Chicago (University Park), IL Trailer Spotter

Department:  Warehouse
Schedule: Part-Time - 3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) 6:00 PM- 4:30 AM


Location: University Park, IL    Department: Warehouse      Reports To: Warehouse Specialist


Your Role: Safely and efficiently spot trailers on the lot or at the dock door per instructions from the operations clerk.


Essential Duties:

  • Moving trailers between pads, doors and buildings on a timely basis.
  • Sliding tandems to meet state bridge laws.
  • Chocking trailers safely.
  • Weighing loaded trailers accurately.
  • Inspecting spotter tractors, basic maintenance, fueling, reporting equipment problems.
  • Checking refrigerator unit operations.
  • Performing lot and door checks for trailer and purchase order accuracy.
  • Positive communication on work assignments via FM radio, CB radio and one-on-one contact with clerks, drivers and warehouse personnel.
  • Trailer washing


Occasional Work Performed:

  • Problem identification and solution.


Working Conditions:

  • Outside work in all weather conditions.
  • Extensive movement into and out of trailer cab (120 or more times per shift).


Safety: This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety.


EOE/AA Employer: Dot believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Dot will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.


We Need You To Have:

  • High School diploma or general equivalency diploma required.
  • Must meet Department of Transportation physical and drug-screening requirements.
  • Must meet minimum requirements on pre-employment testing, including physical ability tests.
  • Safe driving record required.
  • Good physical condition and agility to access truck/ trailer/ work areas as required.
  • Sufficient vision and hearing necessary to operate powered equipment safely


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