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HBF Forklift Operator (Crew D) Grand Forks, ND

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 High Bay Freezer Forklift Operator is responsible for the loading and unloading of carriers (such as truck, rail and containers), forklift driving, and relocation of product, inventory counts, housekeeping and paperwork. In this role, you will be responsible for operating material handling equipment in a safe manner for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking, and counting merchandise.   

Key Responsibilities



  • Ensure compliance to Environmental Health and Safety policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Using a stand-up forklift with a push/pull attachment, must be able to transfer product from stagged pallet location onto truck or railcar.
  • Using a standup forklift with a push/pull attachment, must be able to transfer product from truck or railcar to a stagged pallet location.
  • Responsible to interact with automated High-Bay Freezer (HBF) system to properly call for and return pallets to location. Technology systems included in HBF include: Data Collection System, Radio Frequency guns and Human Machine Interface stations.
  • Responsible for accurately loading truck or railcar with correct product and quantity of product.
  • Responsible for sealing truck or railcar to ensure proper food transportation procedures are met.
  • Responsible for fixing palletized product to make sure it can enter the HBF.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

1+ years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications

Forklift Certification (Internal Certification & Training Provided).

Other Information

Ability to safely operate a forklift, loading and unloading trucks, and high stacking totes.

Job Requisition ID: 10135

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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