• Yard Person

    Job ID
    US-CA-San Diego
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Name
    Hawthorne - Rancho Bernardo
  • Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY:  The yard attendant position is responsible for maintaining overall cleanliness of the service shops and yard. The position requires the ability to work outside during long periods of time in inclement weather.  Our yard attendant will work with a variety of people, communication skills that include strong interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, and ability to respond to the technicians/management in a positive, caring, and timely manner is required. 



    1. Perform basic safety inspection of forklifts daily in all service shops.
    2. Empty trash cans in service shops and tool room.
    3. Collect rags from service shops and store for pick up.
    4. Dump and clean mop buckets for service shops.
    5. Maintain the cardboard recycle bin.
    6. Maintain the metal recycle bin.
    7. Sweep yards to ensure overall cleanliness.
    8. Run scrubber in shops to maintain overall cleanliness.
    9. Transport and organize pallet boxes of warranty parts to ensure quick retrieval of parts that need to be shipped.
    10. Assist tool room attendant as needed to deliver consumables/parts/kits to the service departments.
    11. Meet with lead technicians in all shops to prioritize needs for the day.
    12. Pick-up/ delivery of parts from outside vendors as needed.
    13. Operate heavy equipment and/or attachments as needed to organize the yard.
    14. Perform additional duties as directed by service operations manager.



    1. General knowledge of basic hand tools, air tools, precision measuring tools, and heavy machinery.
    2. This position requires the ability to provide accurate information to lead/supervisor.
    3. Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    4. Must be able to obtain a passing score for the crane qualification test performed by a qualified Hawthorne trainer for this position.
    5. Ability to work unsupervised efficiently and be part of a team environment.
    6. Must be able to pass the Lock Out / Tag Out & Forklift certification class provided by a qualified Hawthorne trainer for this position.
    7. Performs the position with pride in professionalism while following Hawthornes code of conduct.
    8. High school diploma or equivalent
    9. Prefer to have one of the following
      1. One (1) year of experience in a yard attendant position.
    10. Possess basic computer knowledge and ability to use Microsoft programs required in position.
    11. Must have valid California Driver’s License with a good record.
      1. Yard Attendant: Valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
      2. Field Requirements: Valid California Class “B” driver’s license, if assigned vehicle is required.
    12. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    TESTING REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants may be required to pass a written and/or oral examination before being considered for employment in this position.



    1. Walking and moving about on foot often through uneven terrain.
    2. Able to pick up items, helps or works with hands.
    3. Raises or lowers miscellaneous equipment parts.
    4. Extends hands and arms in any direction.
    5. Bends body downward and forward by bending at knees or waist.
    6. Remains in standing position if required to perform various functions of the job.
    7. Climbing in and out of equipment.
    8. Read work tickets and parts books.
    9. Able to communicate by radio, phone, e-mail and in person.
    10. Sits in equipment and in vehicles.



    1. Noise: Works in conditions with constant or intermittent noise.
    2. Temperatures/Weather: Works in a warehouse and outside with variations of temperature and weather.
    3. Exposure: Foul odors, fumes and harsh substances.


    ACCOMMODATIONS:   Reasonable accommodations for essential functions of the position will be considered.


    Hawthorne Cat® is an Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

    Hawthorne Cat® Participates in E-Verify.


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