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Trimmer Othello FG

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.


This position is responsible for removing blemishes and/or foreign material from raw product and inspection table before raw product is sent to the process line. 

Key Responsibilities

·         Required to demonstrate correct trimming, halving, and inspection techniques

·         Required to remove major defects from raw product that are 3/16 of an inch or larger at a rate of 25 potatoes per minute.

·         Must be able to identify the different types of defects found on the trim table.  These include but are not limited to: green, net, hollow heart, black rot, heat, bruise, scab, sugar ends, nematode, and wireworm. 

·         Must be able to recognize and remove all foreign material.  Foreign material is defined as anything that is not a potato, such as rocks, weeds, vines, etc. 

·         Must sanitize gloves and aprons upon returning to the trim table or inspection areas.    

·         Ensures no injury to self or other by following safe work practices and policies.


Typical Education

HS Diploma or GED

Other Information
  • 6+ months related experience.
  • Must have an acceptable safety record.
  • Must have an acceptable attendance record.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work day and night shift (6am - 6pm / 6pm - 6am)

Job Requisition ID: 538

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello 

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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