Smithfield Foods

Yardman

ID
2017-7267
US-IA-Denison
Category
Operations/Production/Environmental
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Shift
2nd and 3rd shift

Overview

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.  Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

 

This position works in the distribution area of the plant and is responsible for operating a shag (semi-tractor) truck with hydraulic lifts to move refrigerated trailers and tankers around a warehouse or storage yard.

 

 

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Using a semi-tractor, move refrigerated trailers and tankers around the plant yard and some to the cold storage warehouse across from the facility.
  • Perform routine light maintenance on equipment (cleanliness, pre-inspection, etc.).
  • Set and monitor unit temperatures according to individual customer requests.
  • Complete shag fee and wash out tickets.

Qualifications

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. 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have at least 1 year truck driving experience.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Clean driving record.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.
  • General mechanical knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and efficiently and effectively manage time.
  • Bilingual (preferred) and able to work with a diverse workforce.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours; possibly to work overtime, 6 to 7 days per week during peak times, and holidays.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Open and close trailers doors and seal (push and pull).
  • Able to crawl up and down a ladder to and from semi-tractor approximately 25 times or more per hour.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics 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.

  • Plant environment will include outdoor weather conditions, wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the production area. 

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