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Operations Assistant (Brock)

Location: 

Brock, SK, CA, S0L 0H0

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. 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.

Summary – Reporting to the Distribution Facility Manager, the Operations Assistant contributes to the safe and efficient operation of a fertilizer distribution facility to achieve production goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Facility Operation

  • Engage with the team to operate the facility equipment on a daily basis.
  • Receive crop inputs by rail and truck and facilitate movement to desired location in the plant.
  • Operate facility equipment including various power mobile equipment, stationary conveyance such as augers, belt conveyers and bucket elevators, and the automated blending system.
  • Ensure plant and yard are clean and safe for customers and employees.
  • Perform minor mechanical maintenance and may assist contractors on-site to perform repairs.
  • Conduct operations as set out by CN Rail for non main track facilities
  • Blend and ship fertilizer to ensure that customers receive the products and services they require in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Assist in managing the facility crop inputs inventory by following existing controls to minimize inventory losses.
  • Follow all operational policies and procedures to operate equipment safely and efficiently to minimize or prevent injuries, property loss and environmental damage.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Safety and Maintenance

  • Perform general maintenance and housekeeping responsibilities
  • Participates in regular facility inspections and monthly safety meetings to review procedures, housekeeping, and safety awareness issues.
  • Remains trained in and certified to handle dangerous goods as per the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and has additional safety training, e.g. WHMIS, confined space, forklift, etc.
  • Participates in training to acquire and maintain knowledge on operator care principles to operate facility equipment safely and effectively.

Simplot Member

  • Be an active supporter and contributor to the communities we serve.
  • Contribute to and maintain a positive attitude in the workplace.
  • Participate in personal and professional development training opportunities.
  • Keep and maintain confidentiality of all customers, staff and suppliers and Simplot business.
  • Read Simplot Company Playbook and OH&S Manual, including annual updates.
  • Help with any special projects as required.
  • Be familiar with and live the values and “How We Behave” that are defined by Simplot
  • Approve, attend, and contribute to community activities when appropriate.
  • Set, maintain, and live high ethical and moral standards. 
  • Pleasantly greet customers and suppliers.
  • Fill in for all roles when needed with appropriate skills and talents.
  • Support safety practices and initiatives and ensure safe driving habits. 
  • Maintain and tidy up office and yard.
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy for all staff, customers, suppliers, and community.

Key Competencies: 

  • Self-Starter
  • Independent
  • Team Player
  • Accurate
  • Safety Conscious

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • A valid Canadian Class 5 driver’s license
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Forklift, machinery, and equipment operation experience preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to read/write English.
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate, service, and troubleshoot machinery.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required to meet seasonal demands. Work schedule will include some weekend duties.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work in elevated areas.
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

Work Environment:

  • Inside and outside work.
  • Time outside, year-round in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold. 

Job Requisition ID: 13238 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SGS Warehouse - Brock 

Country: Canada 

 

** Simplot Canada (II) Limited 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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