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Equip Operator Truck Driver Caldwell Trans FG

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.


Supports plant by supplying transport services for materials such as waste, starch, batter, beer tankers, and fiber in a manner consistent with safety, quality and production goals.  Operates forklift, front end loader, dump truck, variety of trailers and Company vehicles including tractor/trailer combinations.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensures compliance with DOT regulations with regard to trucks and drivers.
  • Maintain a valid Class A CDL and valid Medical Certificate
  • May assist with training other personnel training
  • Ensures that equipment in assigned area of operations is monitored and properly maintained.
  • Ensures that necessary level of communication is maintained with team members and support groups.
  • Ensures sanitation of equipment and work area during operations and proper cleaning during downtimes.
  • Utilizes computer and computer programs to communicate, document, and track shift information and ensures that all documents and reports are completed accurately in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Transportation, DOT/FMCSA, and Plant Policies.
  • Ensures that interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a participative style conducive with operational goals. 
  •  Ensures there is no injury to self or others by following safe work practices (including Standard Operating Procedures) and policies.
  • Timely removal of rock and vegetative debris from Raw Receiving vis dump truck.
  • Utilize forklift to ensure frozen totes are dumped, and hauled to pit.
  • Stage Company trucks in Raw Rec to be unloaded as needed.
  • Shuttle unloaded Company trucks back to terminal, ensure they are fueled.
  • Pre-Load sludge trailers for L&L with a front end loader as needed.
  • Scale in and scale out loads as needed.

Typical Education

  • High school diploma and 2 years of experience in a processing factory or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience to include:  understanding of operations, duties in production, knowledge of Raw Receiving, Transportation requirements, equipment performance setup, adjustments, calibrations, and alignments.

Relevant Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of input into computer system and retrieval of data to facilitate job duties.
  • Class A CDL
  • Current Medical Certificate
  • 1 Year OTR Driving or 100,000 logged miles. 6 months driving experience in addition to satisfactory completion of an accredited driving program will be considered.
  • Lift truck license or the ability to obtain.
  • Experience with a front end loader and dump truck.
  • Ability to operate small equipment and tools to maintain plant operations.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and regularly bend over.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact well with employees throughout the organization as well as internal customers in a professional manner. 
  • Working knowledge of input into computer systems to facilitate job duties.
  • The ability to notice, resolve, and/or repair routine or serious problems, understanding of when to report issues to others as necessary. 
  • Must be willing to accept a wide variety of job assignments and work under general direction in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Production operations.
  • Knowledge of standard repair procedures within the scope of the job.
  • Able to read and interpret technical data and manuals associated with the job.
  • Able to solve routine problems.
  • Basic FMCSA Knowledge

Other Information

  • Able to work under general direction.
  • Able to troubleshoot and make necessary repairs.
  • Able to listen and communicate effectively.
  • Able to perform basic math (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.

Job Requisition ID: 3361

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Transportation - Caldwell 

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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