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General Operator

Ref No: SD/GO/03/24

Location: Donegal
Closing Date: 11th April 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a General Operator at our Ballindrait Mill.

The Role:

  • Operate a high-speed automated bagger and palletiser line;
  • Carry out good manufacturing practice to ensure that hygiene is maintained to a high standard;
  • Assisting customers with the loading of goods outwards;
  • Picking orders and loading lorries for next day deliveries;
  • Comply with Health and Safety Policy and any other more specific safety policies or Standard Operating Procedures in place.

The Person:

  • A minimum of one years experience in a production environment;
  • A basic knowledge of and ability to use 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. 

The successful candidate should be reliable, efficient, motivated and be able to work as part of a team.  Candidates should have a good standard of education with the ability to complete accurate documentation and good communication skills. 

Normal working pattern is Monday to Friday with flexibility to work Saturdays if required.  There will be a requirement to work evening shifts, particularly from November to April due to business need.  The evening shift pattern is 4:00pm – 12 midnight Monday – Thursday and 3:00pm – 11:00pm Friday. 

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

Closing date for receipt of CV’s is 5.00pm on Thursday 11th April 2024.

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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