Summary: Safely drives market truck with capacity of more than thirty tons transporting animals to and from specified farm and plant destinations.
Essential Job Responsibilities: SAFETY Wear seatbelt anytime vehicle is in motion Safely operate tractor/trailer combination unit with high center of gravity Follow required and recommended safety practices and procedures Report all accidents promptly through proper authorities OPERATIONS Successfully complete a Road Test and be issued a certificate Properly Pre-Trip and Post-Trip the equipment Work in single driver environment Handle shipping documents to insure accuracy and timely submission Position equipment properly to safely load and offload animals at farm or plant destination 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 properly use on-board computer (or turns in logs) daily PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to pass DOT physical upon initial hire Must be able to load and unload animals at farm and plant destination. Must be able to lift 50 # without difficulty COMMUNICATIONS 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 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 market haul. COMPLIANCE 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 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 Comply with all TQA animal handling regulations.
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
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