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Crane Operator (Crew D) Grand Forks 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.


This role will ensure that the product is stored in proper locations in five-story freezer and properly retrieves quantities of product from storage for shipping in a manner consistent with safety, quality and production goals. The individual in this position will be required to understand product storage and freezer procedures for the potato processing operation along with having the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates. It is imperative the person(s) conduct themselves in a manner that ensures alertness and constant awareness of the safe operation of equipment and surroundings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Must be able to essentially complete Structured Job Training for current job plus one additional job (FLO, Crane, Palletizer) within 9 months.
  • Attend and participate in all training activities for the position.  Ensure the acquired skills and knowledge are applied.
  • Ensures sanitation of equipment and housekeeping of the entire facility.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Manages the work area, has understanding of the purpose of the job and function of the equipment to prevent operational problems rather than react to them.
  • Maintains crane and aisles in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Operates RF Computer for product entering and exiting the storage freezer.
  • Consolidates product, when time available.
  • Knows and uses lockout - tagout as required.
  • Reads and understands training materials, and other information related to the job and complete paperwork in a timely, efficient manner so the paperwork is thorough and legible.  Must be able to enter data into computer.
  • Responsible to participate in bi-weekly major cleanup.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Other Information


    • Available to work night shift (7pm to 7am) and overtime shifts as needed.

    • Math and computer skills.

    • Forklift experience preferred, but on-the-job training is provided.

    • Must be able to perform activities such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, stair and ladder climbing on a daily basis.

    • Must be able to lift a case of French fries – maximum 40 lbs.


    PAY: $18.63/hour + night shift differential



    12 hour shifts. Employees work a 2-week rotation, working Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (4 shifts) on Week 1 and Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday (3 shifts) on Week 2.

    Employees will be assigned to either 7AM to 7PM or 7PM to 7AM shifts.

    The monthly schedule does not include rotating from nights to days.

    Employees enjoy having a 3-day weekend every other week.

    Employees will receive 8 hours of time and half overtime on their 48 hour week schedule.

Job Requisition ID: 6787

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Grand Forks 

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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