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Smithfield Yardman (Shag Truck Operator) in Denison, Iowa

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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield ® , Eckrich ® , Nathan’s Famous ® , Farmland ® , Armour ® , Farmer John ® , Kretschmar ® , John Morrell ® , Cook’s ® , Gwaltney ® , Carando ® , Margherita ® , Curly’s ® , Healthy Ones ® , Morliny ® , Krakus ® , and Berlinki ® . Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit , and connect with us on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram .

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.

Core Responsibilities

  • 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.


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.

Work Environment & 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 & Physical Demands

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.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936,Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. 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 onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

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, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-IA-Denison



FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Shift2nd Shift