CDL Driver Trainee - HPD
Waverly, VA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
CDL Driver Trainee - HPD
Requisition # 2022-23252
Job Locations US-VA-WAVERLY
Category Transportation
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Hourly
Shift 3rd Shift
Job Locations
Your Opportunity

Completion of 3rd party Training Program. Once completed, driver/trainee should be able to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License.

Core Responsibilities
    Successfully completes 5-7 week training program
  • Follows required and recommended safety procedures while driving, delivering feed or loading and unloading with animal welfare being the foremost concern.
  • Complies with all DOT rules and regulations.
  • Reports all accidents promptly through proper authorities.
  • Complies with all rules set forth by the receiving agent.

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.

  • Current Class A CDL or permit.
  • Previous driving experience preferred.
  • At least 21 years old.
  • Acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to obtain a DOT medical card upon hire
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule (nights, weekends, and holidays).
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 lift up 50# 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
  • During pre-trip of equipment be able to climb into engine area; bend, stoop, and crawl to complete through pre-trip
  • Open and close trailer gates and doors to load and unload animals.
  • Get in and out of cab in tight places such as fuel islands
  • Move upper torso when backing may require leaning out of window to see blind spot and/or mirrors
  • Report problems encountered on the farm or designated plant through the swine movement ticket or farm condition report.
  • Read and understand the Smithfield emergency notification process knowing how and who to contact in case of an emergency
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 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.

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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