Estes Express Lines Jockey in Houston, Texas


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Houston TX

Job Summary:

  • Handle and maneuver tractor/trailers and other large equipment safely to facilitate the loading and unloading operations in the yard

  • Perform pre-shift and post-shift inspections of the yard equipment

  • Cube trailers and properly load trailers

  • Accurately set up, break down and hook trailers safely

  • Ensure all pup trailers have tilt bar to be lowered prior to loading of freight

  • Raise and lower landing gear

  • Monitor yard for unsafe drivers and non employees

  • Work in outdoor weather conditions

  • Perform all duties of dockworker as requested

  • Communicate effectively with Dock supervision, Line Haul drivers and Fleet Services personnel

  • Regular attendance is required

  • This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances; Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned; Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks


  • High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background

  • 18+ years of age

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • Experience in the transportation industry a plus although not required

  • Stable work history

  • Ability to operate forklift (3,000 lb. vehicle) or previous forklift certification

  • Must be able to push or pull loaded pallet jack and/or hand truck with a minimum load of 70lbs

  • Physical abilities include: standing, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.

  • Must be capable of dropping / hooking and coupling trailers which involves cranking landing gear, pulling 5th wheel pin and maneuvering dolly which takes approximately 65 lbs. of pressure

  • Night/weekend shifts may be required

  • Must have an acceptable MVR

  • Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct

  • Must be able to interact well with others

  • Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting

  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities

  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 70lbs

  • Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

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Estes Express Lines

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General Labor

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