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Yard Switcher Job

Job Number: 2018-6856

Address: 5301 Waterfield Dr

Location: Garner, NC

Date Posted: 5-18-2018



Come Join the Better Ingredients, Better Pizza Team!

Hourly Team Member BONUS!!!

We are SERVING up more than just PIZZA! Come join a TEAM that you will always LOVE to be a part of! We are looking for a hard-working, fun, dedicated team player for a Yard Switcher position at our Distribution Center in Garner, NC!

TheQCC Yard Switcher, acting in the capacity of a professional driver, is responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of product to and from Papa John's restaurants/affiliates and for compliance with all laws, regulations and company policies while operating a commercial motor vehicle on behalf of PJ Food Service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maneuver the vehicle safely at various speeds and/or in difficult situations including, but not limited to inclement weather and/or in areas of tight (limited) maneuvering.
  • Maintain all required records for compliance with state and federal regulations, including driver's logs, records of fuel purchases and mileage trip reports and ensure all required shipment documentation (manifest, invoices, delivery invoices or shipping orders) are available for inspection.
  • Ensuring the timely movement of trailers in and out of the docks on-site at the QCC
  • Performing pre- and post-shift equipment safety inspections
  • Hooking/unhooking trailers
  • Lifting/opening trailer doors
  • Sliding trailer tandems when necessary
  • Safely entering/exiting yard tractor numerous times per shift
  • Safely maneuvering equipment with good backing skills
  • Comply with all federal, state, local regulations and laws (of the areas driven through) and company policies for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicle.
  • Trips to Penske for PM's or other related issues.
  • Local Back hauls
  • Miscellaneous trailer/tractor maintenance ( Strip curtains , load locks , etc. )
  • Yard organization
  • Attend all mandatory QCC Delivery Specialist meetings.



  • Ability to read and/or understand written and/or verbal policy, instruction and direction in English required.
  • Must be able to perform mathematics with general ability to handle receipts, invoices, read maps; read and understand road signs and maintain Department of Transportation (DOT) logs.
  • Must have working knowledge of DOT regulations concerning safe driving, hours or service, maintenance, inspections and service.
  • Knowledge of on-board tracking systems preferred.


  • Valid CMV and Class A CDL certifications required.
  • Acceptable MVR required.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with valid CDL within the past 5 years and verifiable experience as a driver of commercial motor vehicles similar to the type of equipment utilized by Trans Papa Logistics is preferred.
  • Military experience may be used to fulfill the experience requirement provided the candidate's primary Military Operating Specialty (MOS) was that of a truck driver operating vehicles similar to the type of equipment utilized by Trans Papa Logistics. (DD 214 will be requested).
  • Graduation from commercial driving or technical school is desired.
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver's license must be issued by the resident state of the driver.


  • Must be about to work Monday through Friday 6am to 3pm.
  • Must be able to be on call as needed.
  • Frequent bending for placement of wheel chocks
  • Pay is $23 per hour.


Must be able to sit and drive safely while remaining alert for long periods of time (up to 11 hours). Perform frequent bending, squatting and lifting of weight up to 60 pounds overhead with no assistance. Must be able to accomplish duties in different outdoor weather conditions. Must be able to load and move up to 400 lbs. with the use of material handling devices (hand carts, etc.). Must be able to stand and walk for long durations upon multiple surfaces. Must pass DOT required medical physical.


Exciting things are happening at Papa John's corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is YOU!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 101(a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by statute or local law.

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