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Lorry Drivers

Ref No: SD/D/09/21

Location: Donegal
Closing Date: 10th September 2021

Due to increased growth in our sector and company we are seeking to recruit for the following position based from our animal feed mill in Ballindrait.

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.

The Role:
The Lorry Driver will be responsible for providing a high-quality delivery service to customers. The role involves delivering bulk and bagged animal feed ensuring all orders are delivered safely, in good condition, accurately and on time, so that customers receive excellent customer service. Daily checks on your vehicle are essential, combined with excellent paperwork handling and working closely with, and reporting any issues to the Transport Team.

The Person:

• Ideally have one – two years lorry driving experience;
• Hold a valid HGV Class C Licence;
• Be fully CPC compliant;
• Have customer care experience;
• An HGV Class C+E licence is desirable;
• Preferably have a Counterbalance and Mounty forklift licences;
• Ideally have experience of multi drop on farm deliveries.

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, have a clean and tidy appearance and good communication skills.

Normal working pattern is Monday to Friday with flexibility to work every other weekend if required. Starting times vary depending on the route deliveries and will involve early morning starts.

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

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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