Operations Intern - Othello, WA

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are 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 Operations Intern program for the Simplot Food Group Manufacturing organization is an integrated opportunity, giving you a broad understanding of the Manufacturing process.  You will learn about multiple processes involved to produce quality potato or vegetable products.  This could include Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Sanitation, Production and/or Continuous Improvement.  The position is a full time, summer-long Internship running approximately from May through August, with a potential to extend to October.  


2 positions available:  1 position must be bilingual in English and Spanish

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists in data analysis of projects
  • Assists as needed on the production floor to gather data and review/explain
  • Complete specific job duties and projects while working with many different people and positions to gain understanding of various jobs in potato/vegetable processing
  • Great exposure to the Manufacturing process of producing potato and vegetable products
  • Other duties as assigned to support the operations and continuous improvement teams at the Plant

Typical Education

Must be currently enrolled in a college/university with a strong interest in Food Manufacturing and/or Industrial Safety



Relevant Experience

  • Strong interest in food product development
  • Self motivated
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Can work with minimal supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficient

Required Certifications

Valid Driver's license

Other Information

  • Able and willing to work in both hot and cold environments
  • Duration:  May through August with potential to run through October
  • Typical schedule is Monday - Friday, day shift, 40 hours per week with a possibility of moving to another shift as needed per project
  • Relocation assistance is available
  • Junior/Senior preferred, but not required
  • 2 positions available:  1 position must be bilingual in English and Spanish

Job Requisition ID:  17623

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello

Country: United States

Wage range or rate of pay: $18.00 - $24.00/HR 

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays (where applicable)
  • Paid Time Off (where applicable)
  • Relocation Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance (where applicable)
  • Benefits details available at simplotbenefits.com

**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.**