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Yard Driver (HI-LO) - 2nd Shift


Job Title:        Yard Driver                                                                 Reports to:     Supply Chain Coordinator

Location:        Traverse City, MI                                                        Updated:        4/6/16            

Materne North America is a privately held company committed to offering families healthy and convenient snack solutions under its umbrella brand GoGo squeeZ .  Materne North America is a subsidiary of Groupe MOM, also the owner of the Pom Potes brand, the market leader in France for convenient snack pouches for families.  Since 1998, over 2 billion of Materne's innovative pouches have been sold around the world to share at breakfast, in lunchboxes, in cars, on the run, at games and always with a smile.

Materne North America is focused on being the market leader in providing solutions to help active families with fun, smart and innovative snacks in forms and tastes that kids love. Launched in 2008, GoGo squeeZ is the first squeezable, resealable, no-mess, 100% fruit, all-natural, no-sugar-added fruit-based snack for kids in the U.S. Today GoGo squeeZ is available at Whole Foods, Costco, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and most major Grocery stores as well as at leading convenience store chains including 7-11 and WaWa, in KFC ‘Lil Bucket Kids Meals, and at high altitudes on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue. GoGo squeeZ is also found online at and Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Job Summary:

As a Yard Driver for Materne North America located in Traverse City, MI you will be responsible for safely performing transportation and disposition of all apples, waste, and other materials that require reception, movement, and storage within the yard and immediate surrounding areas.  This position is 100% outdoors and is looking to pay $12 per hour.

Job Duties:

  • Utilize diesel and propane-powered forklift equipment to perform routine tasks
    • Unload apple trailers during reception
    • Put apple bins in correct storage locations
    • Transport apples to and from the apple dumping area
    • Transport production and other waste from the facility and place in correct waste stream which includes, recycled cardboard, metal, plastic, pallets, and landfill materials (banding, pouch waste, miscellaneous materials)
    •  Use skid loader to remove snow from dock wells, clear parking lot(s), clear doorways, and maintain a passable driveway
  • Tag apple boxes with swing-stapler at reception
  • Clean the apple storage area on a routine basis
  • Maintain an organized and structured workspace in the yard and outlying areas
  • Perform daily checks of all equipment and participate in routine training/refreshers to maintain licensing qualification
  • Perform routine chemical inventories, receptions, and deliveries
  • Routine interaction and communication to perform around recycled and return material pickups with 3rd party vendors


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Vocational Technical Training or some College strongly preferred
  • Strong forklift skills. Certification preferred 
  • Moderate computer skills
  • Time management skills
  • Good decision making skills required.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule as dictated by production needs

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to handle varying weather (humidity, heat, cold, wind, rain, snow etc.)
    • This position is 100% outdoors
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.  

Materne North America offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; employee Life Insurance and Retirement & Savings Plans, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Materne North America is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.




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