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Intern Field Operations 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.


The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Field Operations Internship opportunity available in the field department at our potato processing plant in Grand Forks, North Dakota for summer 2021.



Field Operations Interns work for and support the Food Group Field Operations Raw Procurement Manager, Field Representative, and Raw Planner/Scheduler in the area of supporting the procurement of potatoes and associated activities. This intern will work full time during the summer.

Key Responsibilities
  • • Under the direction of the Raw Procurement Manager or Field Representatives, this intern will participate in crop sampling for field quality and inputting data into the Crop Progress Data Systems; field observations during the growing season; coordinating field sampling and grading for samples; storage monitoring; assisting with harvest activities during fall harvest; and working with growers.

    • Computer input of crop progress application tracking, field observation reports, and other spreadsheet reports, and providing reports to the Raw Procurement Manager and the Food Group Leadership Team.

    • Assist the Raw Planner/Scheduler with projects/special assignments as directed to support production operations.

    • Support manufacturing operations as it relates to raw product.

Typical Education

• Currently enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited university, or pursuing a Master’s degree.

• A degree in Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Ag Business, Food Science, or Operations Management is preferred.

Relevant Experience

• Six plus months of related experience; potato/farming experience or an understanding on potato/vegetable crop development and processing quality is preferred.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

• Must have basic computer knowledge and be proficient in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel.

• Must be able to work outdoors and lift/carry up to 50 pounds.

Job Requisition ID: 2233

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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