Production Operator / Forklift (Casual) - Bathurst

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Llanarth, NSW, AU, 2795

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers. 


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.


We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fueled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values

  • ​​​​​​Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

About Our Role

Simplot Australia are seeking applicants for the casual positions of Production Operator to be engaged at our Bathurst based food processing facility.

With multiple intakes for our corn from mid November to early December, these critical roles will involve safe operations of fixed plant processing equipment across a variety of day / afternoon / night shifts during our Mon-Sat operations, 8 hour shifts. Candidates who possess prior food processing, packing or harvest experience are welcomed, however if you don't have this experience but feel you are up to the challenge of Production Operator role with Simplot Australia we encourage you to apply whilst ensuring to outline your suitability for the role within your covering letter & resume


  • Ordinary hourly rates of $37.12 (incl. of 25% casual loading) + shift loadings & penalties (where applicable)
  • Training provided
  • Fully supplied and laundered uniform
  • Boots & PPE provided
  • The opportunity to work with a truly global business
  • Commence mid November / early December 2023

What You Will Do

Production Operators

  • Work within our process or packout teams on the intake, inspection / quality control, processing and packing of freshly harvested corn
  • Operate a variety of fixed plant processing equipment incl; cob saws and packing machinery
  • Adhere to site safety and operational policies whilst contributing to continuous improvement processes

Forklift Operators

  • Safely transport processed product between our production areas and cold stores
  • Use of fork mounted RF systems + radio communications
  • Operate within our cold store
  • Perform pre-start checks on forklift equipment
  • Adhere to site safety and operational policies whilst contributing to continuous improvement within our processes


About You


  • Possess a 100% commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Ability to work across a variety of 8 hour shifts (day / afternoon / night) over a 7 day roster
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Demonstrated experience within a manufacturing, process or mechanical related role - FMCG experience will be highly regarded
  • Have a high standard of mechanical & problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Possess a high level of both written and verbal communication skills, in addition to time management skills and the ability to work to production schedules
  • Ability to work proactively unsupervised whilst also being able to work within a team environment
  • Possess positive communication skills
  • A current LF forklift licence and demonstrated operating experience (mandatory for forklift operators)
  • Willingness to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment (incl. urine based drug & alcohol screening)
  • Available to commence late November / early December 2023

The Perks


  • Fully supplied and laundered uniform / boots / PPE
  • Company provided soft tissue specialist appointments
  • On-site car parking
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Discounted health Insurance

To submit your application, click on the "Apply" button ensuring to upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the apprenticeship and an up to date resume.


Job Requisition ID: 15579 

Travel Required: None 

Pay Grade: Step and Grade 

Location(s): SAPL Plant Bathurst - Llanarth 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at