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Senior Material Handling Engineer (Boise, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Senior Materials Handling Engineer will provide guidance and direction in various logistics, warehousing, and material handling projects to satisfy Simplot’s long term strategic goals, while maintaining a satisfactory cost-benefit ratio, and complying with safety, environmental and quality standards.  Responsibilities include leading and supervising resources as the team develops, tests, modifies, and create logistics solutions to technical problems.  Develop specifications for equipment, tools, facility layouts, or material-handling systems.  Lead the effort in developing construction bid packages, select contractors, and help oversee the technical aspects of construction and start-up.  Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.  Duties also include working between all levels of the Simplot organization. This person must have excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills to address technical and compliance issues as they occur. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Confer with higher levels of management.           
  • Review, approve, or modify product designs. 
  • The director has the duty to oversee the process of the development of the budget so needs to implement approved engineering budgets and monitor actual expenses to ensure they fall within budgets.    
  • Present the engineering plans, progress status updates and stationers to project stakeholders and financiers.                     
  • Supervise and lead engineers.           
  • Ensure the success in meeting respective objectives and goals timely. 
  • Hire, train, and mentor other engineers and supporting staff. 
  • Make detailed plans to accomplish group goals.  
  • Analyze the budget expenses and incomes. 
  • Oversee the research and development of new products and procedures.                                                

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 10+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Must have excellent leadership and supervisory skills and above average oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time and project management skills such as planning out work, developing budgets, tracking expenditures, following up on assignments, and keeping appropriate documentation of activities. Must be able to accurately define problems, collect data, interpret analytical results, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations to stakeholders. Adheres to all standards, policies and systems as appropriate.

COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate).

Job Requisition ID: 7522

Travel Required: Up to 50%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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