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Irrigation Clerk (Night shift)

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.


Monitor automated irrigation system to ensure that water orders are carried out for the successful growing of crops.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitors activity of all farm pivots, ensuring that crop manager’s water orders are being followed. Includes watching pivot movements, start and stops, water depths, and degrees. Regularly record pivot activity, watching for changes outside of the prescribed water orders.
  • Monitors activity of all farm pump stations to ensure pumps are turned on and off in coordination with water orders, and that all systems are operating correctly.
  • Answers phone calls, taking messages or directing to the correct person; operates truck scale and completes scale tickets to ensure commodities are documented; basic office duties to include filing or copying; helps to maintain cleanliness of office.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one or more months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Relevant Experience

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Knowledge of farm systems or an agriculture background is helpful.

Required Certifications

Other Information

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Requisition ID: 3356

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Pasco Farm - Burbank 

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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