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Packaging Mechanic 2 (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.


The Packaging Mechanic diagnoses packaging equipment problems, repairs minor and major breakdown of high-speed packaging equipment, sets up and installs all packaging equipment, performs preventative maintenance items, improves line efficiencies, and ensures all equipment is in safe working condition.

Key Responsibilities

Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair problems.

Practice preventive maintenance by continually checking equipment for signs of malfunctions.

Assist supervisor in compiling a list of maintenance repairs needed and request necessary parts to perform such jobs.

Typical Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • AAS in Industrial Maintenance (or equivalent)

Relevant Experience

2 years’ experience in facility or plant maintenance

Other Information

  • Good knowledge of computer systems

  • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems

  • Prior experience in a processing environment

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills


  • 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: $23.78/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: 4676

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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