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Processing Mechanic - 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.


This position is responsible for maintaining the mechanical operation of all Plant equipment on the Wet End area, as well as the Raw Receiving, Tank Farm and Clarifier areas.

Key Responsibilities

1.Ensures the capability of efficient operation of all equipment in the Wet End areas, including Raw Receiving, Tank Farm and Clarifier, by using preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, overhauling and repairing equipment to achieve operational goals.
2. Ensures the accuracy of data reporting systems such as the Maintenance Daily Logs, Preventative Maintenance Forms and Work Orders.
3. Performs ARC, MIG, TIG welding and Acetylene cutting in a safe and correct manner when repairing and fabricating equipment.
4. Ensures effective training of new Class II Mechanics.
5. Maintains work area in a clean and functional condition.
6. Performs assigned responsibilities during Plant evacuation or other emergency situations.
7. Ensures attendance and participation in training activities appropriate to the position and incorporates acquired skills and knowledge.
8. Ensures no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies.
9. Ensures that all work related activities within the facility are accomplished through methods which promote safety to employees and which minimize potential impact to the community and environment in which we live.
10. Ensures self-compliance with Company policies and procedures and Union Labor Agreement.
11. Ensures the interface with team members and other support groups is conducted in a participative management style consistent with operational goals.
12. Conducts self in a professional manner and ensures personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company.
13. Ensures that additional accountabilities as may be required by management be handled in a manner necessary to meet operational Divisional standards.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics; Basic electrical repair in an industrial/manufacturing environment; Ability to read and interpret documents and drawings and write detailed repair reports; Ability to analyze and make decisions; Ability to diagram equipment control problems; Strong verbal and written English communication skills; Good organizational and planning skills.

Preferred: Experience with 480-volt power and 24 control voltages to 120 volt electrical troubleshooting; Program and trouble shoot Allen Bradley SLC500 and MicroLogix series. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory, and represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements: Lift and move heavy equipment; Climb ladders and work in high, precarious places.

Working Environment: May be exposed to wet or humid conditions; May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions; May be exposed to high noise environments; May be exposed to chemicals used in the process; Could be in temperatures of -5 degrees.


$26.65/HR to $33.52/HR - Depending on experience
$1,000 retention bonus at six months and $1,000 retention bonus at one year

 11826 Job Requisition ID: 11826

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello

Country: United States


Rate of Pay: (INSERT)

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Time
  • Details available in Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Paid Family Building Leave
  • Education Assistance
  • Benefits details available at


**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.**

Nearest Major Market: Kennewick