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Packaging 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 Packaging Operator tends, maintains, and adjust machine that stock, fill, wrap, seal and label bags with finished product. This individual ensures that product and bagging requirements are met safely, efficiently and with minimal waste. The Packaging Operator inspects bagging line processes and materials and responds promptly to any machine malfunctions.  This opening is on Crew D (nights)

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensures there is no injury to self or others by following safe work practices (including Standard Operating Procedures) and policies. 
  • Food Safety is everyone’s responsibility. 
  • 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. 
  • Must be a team player and help to meet operational goals. 
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner and ensures that personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job functions while representing the Company. 
  • Performs all such other duties as may be reasonably assigned by Manager. 
  • Monitors and ensures metal detectors are tested and fully functional. 
  • Monitors check-weigher kickoffs and notifies management of concerns when necessary. Controls packaging weights for main line or specialty products. 
  • 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. 
  • Monitors and ensures quality of bag condition, proper codes, case condition, glue condition and metal detector checks. Recycles product from faulty packaging. 
  • Responsible for cleanliness of work area and equipment and ensures work area meets company standards for cleanliness of work area. Responsible for data entry for sanitation into MMS. 
  • Ensures materials are supplied and loaded for all equipment on the assigned line.  
  • Responsible to operate and perform adjustments to packaging equipment. (i.e., unclog packaging machines, changing paper, testing, and scale vibrator cleaning.) 
  • Responsible to participate in bi-weekly major cleanup. 
  • Ensures thorough understanding of production goals. 
  • Responsible to report malfunctions to a mechanic, lead, or supervisor. Assists maintenance while lines are running or during downtime of line or plant.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications

Other Information

12 hour shifts.

Job Requisition ID: 10996

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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