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General Operative

Ref No: SD/GO/03/21

Location: Donegal
Closing Date: 7th April 2021

We now wish to recruit for the following position at our Ballindrait mill.

Milling since 1865 Smyths Daleside are the leading manufacturer of animal feed in the North West of Ireland. For over 155 years we have been making the highest quality feeds with the aim of exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Main Responsibilities:
• Provide excellent customer service at all times;
• Picking orders and loading lorries for next day deliveries;
• Assisting customers with the loading of goods outwards;
• Unload and check all goods inwards and notify the manager of any shortages or damaged goods;
• Ensure that the yard and warehouse are organised and maintained to a tidy and well-presented standard;
• Assist with the management of stock levels for the yard and warehouse;
• Adhere to all health and safety regulations;
• Supporting other store functions when needed.

The Person:
• Have a good basic education;
• Have a forklift licence and experience;
• Competence in the use of computers;
• A working knowledge of stock control measures;
• Have an interest in and knowledge of agriculture;
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic personality;
• Ideally have previous work experience in a warehouse environment.

To apply please forward a current CV and cover letter to the HR Manager, Smyths Daleside, Ballindrait, Lifford, Co Donegal, F93 K447 or email

Smyths Daleside is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Us

Smyths Daleside, one of the most modern mills in Ireland, manufacture high quality animal feeds for ruminant and monogastric animals (Beef, Dairy, Calf, Sheep, Horse, Pig and Poultry). All products are specially designed by some of the top nutritionists in the country and provide essential vitamins.

Smyths Daleside is one of the biggest manufacturing firms in the area and provide employment for 58 people at present with sales from Donegal to Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Monaghan and Cavan, and cover all counties in Northern Ireland.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Smyths Daleside Feeds is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better