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CDL Driver

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
  • Jul 01, 2020

Job Description

Summary: Safely operates Tractor/Trailer combination to make deliveries and/or pickups of live animals destined for other farms or market. Particular attention to animal care and biosecurity must be followed.

DAY SHIFT- Monday through Friday- Working weekends and Holidays as needed.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
SAFETY
  • Wear seatbelts when vehicle in motion
  • Safely operate animal hauling tractor/trailer 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
  • Properly back equipment into loading chute/docking areas
  • Drive day/night in variety of climates and traffic
  • Obtain certification on Air Weigh Scales
  • Load/unload animals IAW TQA and AWMS guidelines
  • 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
COMMUNICATIONS
  • Complete all required information on the CDL Driver Application For Employment
  • Be able to read and understand 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 and/or GPS to avoid getting lost or going out-of-route
  • Be able to converse with our business associates to resolve problems in a civil manner
  • Be able to calculate simple mathematical problems dealing with animal delivery
COMPLIANCE
  • Comply with all Bio-Security (BMS), Environmental (EMS) management system’s rules and regulations
  • Comply with Animal Care and TQA requirements
  • Comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • Comply with all Smithfield established policies and procedures
  • Comply with Vehicle Driver Policy
ADDITIONAL:
  • Maintain professionalism when using communication devices
  • Keep company equipment clean and secure lose objects in the cab
  • Exhibit professional appearance and positive attitude at all times
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Ordinary Methods of Job Performance:
  • Climb into the cab of the tractor by grabbing handrail with two hands and placing one foot on step and pulling yourself up while pushing yourself up with your feet. Reverse the process to climb out.
  • Hook up trailer to tractor, which includes backing under the trailer, raising landing gear, hooking up airlines
  • Handle manual transmission
  • During pre-trip of equipment be able to climb into engine area; bend, stoop, and crawl to complete through pre-trip
  • Roll up and down landing gear that requires two hands and upper torso when on ground and one when clears ground
  • Climb into and out of trailer
  • Open and close trailer doors that can require use of both arms and hands
  • Get in and out of cab in tight places such as fuel islands
  • Walk on slick surfaces such as fuel islands and climb ladders to enter trailers
  • 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 Swine Movement form