Commerce GA - Egg Delivery CDL DRIVER

Driving Commerce, Georgia Athens, Georgia


Position at Pilgrim's

About Pilgrim’s

Pilgrim’s is a leading global provider of high-quality food products, including well-recognized brands and value-added premium products. As one of the world’s largest poultry producers, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, quality products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades. It’s our passion for excellence that continues to drive us to be the best, and we seek opportunities to diversify and grow.


At Pilgrim’s, we give you the tools you need to discover your perfect career match, and the freedom and support to take your career to the next level. It is our goal to be your employer of choice and provide you with the opportunity for a better future!


Pilgrim’s wants YOU to join our Pilgrim’s Family as a Hatchery DRIVER! Pilgrim’s offers an excellent benefits and compensation package.

 At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.


Summary of Opening:


The Egg driver is responsible for picking up eggs from the hatchery and delivering them to the farms each day. The driver is responsible for performing pre-trip and post-trip inspections as well as forklift inspections. The driver is responsible for loading the trailer with eggs. The driver will safely deliver the load to a farm and help unload them on site. The driver will haul approximately 2 or 3 loads a day.

Typical schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday starting around 6am until done hauling designated loads. Typically, a 10 to 12-hour work day.

Works occasional Wednesdays for driver meetings and deep cleaning trailers.

Work all holidays that fall on weekdays except for Christmas. Starting hourly rate is $24.60


The individual selected for this position will be responsible for driving a truck from the hatchery to and from various grower’s farms throughout the area delivering newly hatched chicks for grow out.  This positions importance lies in the fact that this person must make sure eggs are delivered on a timely basis and are correctly placed in the grower's houses to help insure a good start.  Successful applicants will also realize that they are representing Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation whenever they are driving a company vehicle, making sure to always follow the rules of the road.


Description of Duties/Qualifications:

  1. Must have successfully completed the probationary/trial period.
  2. Must have excellent attendance habits.
  3. Must have no other disciplinary write-ups within the past 90 days.
  4. Will load trucks at hatchery, deliver load to farms. The nature of the position is very physical.
  5. Must be able to drive large trucks in all types of weather and have the ability to chain wheels, if needed.
  6. Must be able to lift/push 100+ lbs.
  7. Must have a valid CDL Class A license, a good driving record, a drug-free record and must pass a DOT physical.
  8. Vision correctable to 20/20.
  9. Must possess good decision making ability.
  10. As trucks are heated for chick transport, some mechanical abilities in this area would be preferred if repairs to the vehicle were needed while in transit.
  11. May also be required to do other Hatchery related jobs.
  12. Good work ethics and able to work as a team with other drivers and Hatchery employees.
  13. Able to work in hot and dusty environments.
  14. Normal work days Monday – Tuesday, Thursday –Friday – work any scheduled holidays. Sometimes we do work Saturdays if needed.
  15. Start times vary with seasons, normal start times are 5:30 to 7:30 am and finish work by 6:30 pm.



EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

·Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

·Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

·Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma. 


·Working knowledge of driving and traffic rules. 

·Appropriate skill to drive a truck safely

·Ability to follow both written and verbal directions

·Ability to communicate effectively with others in a manner that maintains harmony with co-workers

·Considerable ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

·Considerable ability to work under dusty adverse conditions.

·Valid Class A Driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to Company Policy 622 required, (Possession of single, valid operator’s license with appropriate vehicle classification for operators state of residence; no incident in prior 36 months in which the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs; no incident in prior 36 months of reckless/careless driving; no major driving violations), for Lockout/Tag out safety as well as other company safety programs and policies.

·Valid Pilgrim’s Forklift license or ability to obtain license within 30 days

·       Must be able to operate a manual CMV