Instrumentation Technician (Night Shift) Ontario, OR

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held global food and agriculture company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. We are a true farm-to-table company with an integrated portfolio including food processing and food brands, phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, and other enterprises related to agriculture.


The Instrument Technician is responsible for maintaining all process instrumentation and controls throughout the facility to ensure safe operating practices. This individual wires, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and maintains equipment to minimize downtime. The Instrument Technician frequently collaborates with engineers and electricians to complete work assignments accurately.

Shift: Night Shift (6pm -6am)

No relocation assistance is offered for this position. 

Key Responsibilities


  1. Programs, installs, trouble shoots, repairs computer control.
  2. Performs electrical wiring functions
  3. Develops specifications for new equipment
  4. Repairs equipment and machinery
  5. Writes reports
  6. Climbs ladders and stairs

Typical Education

Associate's Degree (A.A. or equivalent work experience)

Relevant Experience

5+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Knowledge of basic physics and chemistry; intermediate math skills with the ability to accurately measure and take readings. Knowledge of entire pieces of equipment including, but not limited to process control, motors, final control elements, electronics, industrial networks, signaling standards, fluid dynamics, etc. Knowledge of 4-20mA control signals; ability to read and interpret proportional, integral, derivative (PID) controller. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications to include, but not limited to Excel, Word, etc.
Skills: Must demonstrate initiative; be assertive, enthusiastic, accurate, and detail-oriented.  Excellent attendance record and punctual. Required to operate a fork lift, and/or other equipment as needed;
Abilities: Ability to prepare basic written and/or computer reports. Ability to work independently or under minimal supervisor; a team player, and ability to work with multiple disciplines.  Ability to read and understand all equipment and machinery manuals; ability to conduct research as needed.


Physical Requirements: This job requires the ability to work in excess of eight hours per day, off-duty hours, and weekends to reach operational goals and compliance requirements. This individual must have the ability to operate a front-end loader, forklift, and/or other motorized equipment. Job duties may require the ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment which may be in excess of 50 pounds. 

Job Requisition ID: 18348

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Ontario 

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. **