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Smithfield Feed Delivery Driver in ALGONA, Iowa

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The Feed Delivery Driver safely operates feed truck with capacity of more than thirty tons transporting materials to and from specified feed mill and farm destinations, possibly including tandem trailers.

Core Responsibilities

Hiring for Night Shift

  • Successfully complete a Road Test and be issued a certificate

  • Properly Pre-Trip and Post-Trip inspect the equipment

  • Work in single driver environment

  • Handle shipping documents to ensure accuracy and timely submission

  • Position equipment properly to safely offload feed into feed bins

  • Drive day/night in variety of climates and traffic

  • Use on-board computer

  • Maintain logs, DVIR, itinerary, and other paperwork as required

  • Fuel equipment and extract on-board computer (or turns in logs) daily

  • Pre-load trailer for next shift.

  • Handle shipping documents to insure accuracy and timely submission

  • Use Farm Directions Book, maps or GPS to avoid getting lost or going out-of-route

  • Be able to converse with our business associated to resolve problems in a civil manner

  • Be able to calculate simple mathematical problems dealing with feed delivery

  • Comply with all Bio-Security (BMS) and Environmental (EMS) management system’s rules and regulations

  • Comply with DOT rules and regulations

  • Comply with all Smithfield established policies and procedures

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Meet DOT requirements

  • At least 21 years of age

  • No DUI/DWI or reckless driving convictions in last 10 years

  • No DOT Recordable preventable accidents within the last three (3) years with a CMV

  • No more than one (1) moving violation within the last three (3) years

  • Meet minimum requirements to operate a CMV and have a current valid CDL issued from only one State

  • Knowledgeable of FMCSR

  • 1-year CDL experience desired or completion of 3rdParty Training

  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical upon initial hire

  • Feed delivery experience preferred

  • Complete all required information on the CDL Driver Application For Employment

  • Be able to read and speak the English language

  • Be able to understand highway traffic signs and signals

  • Be able to respond to official inquiries and make entries on reports and records

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to pass DOT physical upon initial hire

  • Must be able to shovel and clean up feed spills that occur from time to time and able to lift 20 # without difficulty

  • Hook up trailer to tractor, that includes backing under the trailer, raising landing gear and hooking up airlines

  • Roll up and down landing gear that can require use of two hands and upper torso when on ground and one when gear clears the ground

  • Handle manual transmission

  • Open and close trailer bin lids to load feed on trailer for transport

  • Get in and out of cab in tight places such as fuel islands

  • Walk on slick surfaces such as fuel islands and around the feed mill area

  • Move upper torso when backing may require leaning out of window to see blind spot and/or mirrors

  • Report any loading or delivery errors to dispatch immediately

  • Report problems encountered on the farm through the office copy of the Feed Delivery Ticket

  • Read and understand the Smithfield emergency notification process knowing how and who to contact in case of an emergency

  • Open and close (lock) and sign in/out at farm when required

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. ® " and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield ® , Eckrich ® and Nathan's Famous ® , among many others. For more information, visit , and connect with us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( , LinkedIn ( and Instagram ( .

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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ID 2021-16179

Job LocationsUS-IA-ALGONA

Category Transportation

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 2nd Shift