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Warehouse Mechanic (Days) 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 position is responsible to ensure efficient operation of all mechanical equipment for the high-bay freezer in addition to the associated warehouse area. This position would include mechanical and general facility maintenance, lubrication, sanitation, troubleshooting and repair of all equipment, including highly automated electrical / mechanical equipment. This position will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the mechanical equipment and have the ability to make decisions based on sound judgement when a situation dictates.

Key Responsibilities
  • Safety of our employees, visitors and contractors in the number one priority for all workers. This position is responsible to help ensure the safe condition of equipment and our facility along with following safe working practices.
  • Maintains Company standards for safety, food safety, quality, sanitation and GMP’s.
    • Works within safety rules and regulations in actively avoiding injury to self and others.
    • Ensures proper sanitation and cleaning procedures of all equipment and tools.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment within the high-bay freezer / warehouse area to Company and manufacture standards. This equipment may contain various systems to include electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic. Equipment includes, but is not limited to batteries, forklifts, chargers, pumps, motors, overhead doors, cranes, rovers, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance on the automated systems and machines. This will include mechanical / electrical troubleshooting in addition to maintenance of equipment.
  • Disassembles and reassembles equipment throughout the warehouse area including, but not limited to motors, gearboxes, vales, hydraulic systems, coupler, alignment systems, and weighing systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment, machinery and facilities as required by the Company and manufacture standards.
    • Maintains all shop inventories, tools and equipment. Creates, performs and completes work orders in the system as assigned or as needed.
    • Coordinates or schedules additional work as needed.
    • Identifies parts needed for work to be done, conducts inventory searches and locates parts.
    • Documents, monitors, maintains and assists with reporting of shift events, logging predictive maintenance data and assists with work planning utilizing information systems and productivity software.
  • Troubleshoot equipment in order to recommend the best solution to maintain/repair, ensuring safety and to minimize downtime. If standard repair exists, continue per the standard repair instructions (including any associated JSA). If the repair is non-standard, work to create procedure to repair (to include a risk assessment and JSA).
Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Associates degree or technical certification in related field preferred.

Relevant Experience

Two years of industrial mechanical experience required

Two years of industrial electrical / electrical troubleshooting experience a bonus 

Other Information

Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics; Basic electrical repair in an industrial/manufacturing environment; Ability to read and interpret documents and drawings and write detailed repair reports; Ability to analyze and make decisions; Ability to diagram equipment control problems; Strong verbal and written English communication skills; Good organizational and planning skills.

Preferred: Experience with 480-volt power and 24 control voltages to 120 volt electrical troubleshooting; Program and trouble shoot Allen Bradley SLC500 and MicroLogix series. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory, and represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements: Lift and move heavy equipment; Climb ladders and work in high, precarious places.

Working Environment: May be exposed to wet or humid conditions; May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions; May be exposed to high noise environments; May be exposed to chemicals used in the process; Could be in temperatures of -5 degrees.

PAY: $27.60/hr 

Job Requisition ID: 2260

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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