Yard Jockey / Production Associate

  • Valley Proteins, Inc.
  • Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • 11/23/2021
Full time General Labor Maintenance Manufacturing Truck Driver Warehouse

Job Description

Would you be interested in a career with an essential manufacturer where you can learn in demand skills while advancing in your profession? Earn great pay and benefits and experience greater job stability as a valued team member of an industry leading organization. 

We are looking for a  Yard Jockey / Ramp Driver  to join our  Linville, VA  team. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is not required. 

This is a critical role responsible for maintaining a safe and productive operation of ramp area, cleaning work area as well as loading or unloading trailer as needed.   

This opportunity would be ideal for someone who is interested in gaining skills and advancing in their career. Our company offers the opportunity for our employees, if interested, to be provided with paid training to help them obtain their CDL license.  

As a member of the team, you can expect: 

  • Competitive pay - Earn up to $18.20/hr. which includes our competitive base hourly rate and weekly performance attendance bonus. Shift differential and paid overtime opportunities are also available.  
  • Great Benefits – medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, paid time off  
  • $500-$1000 annual contribution towards your healthcare savings account  
  • 3% guaranteed contribution to your 401(k) account  
  • Training and growth – You will receive intensive training for your role with a dedicated trainer. Skilled performers are taught how to operate other machines around the facility.  
  • Advancement Opportunities– We are always looking for key players motivated to move up to higher level roles.  


  • Ability to move 55-gallon drums weighing 450 pounds using hand truck.  
  • Ability to drive tractor trailers on the yard safely and pick up trailers to dump.  
  • Ability to read instructions on chemical containers and SDS.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Efficient loading or unloading of trailers as assigned.  
  • Coordinate the movement of trailers around the yard as needed.   
  • When unloading, perform proper pit selection based on material type.  
  • Safely operate equipment used such as overhead cranes or use of the Bartlett for unloading trailers.   
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.  

About the Company: Since 1949, Valley Proteins, Inc. has been a leader in recycling used cooking oils and animal by-products into high-quality ingredients for biodiesel, livestock feed, and pet foods. Our focus is on customer service and protecting our environment for a sustainable future.  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.