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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 role 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 inspeciton techniques
  • Required to remove major defects from raw potaoe products that are 3/16 of an inch or larger at a rate of 25 potaotes per minute
  • Must be able to identify different types of defects found on the trim table. These include but not limited to; green, net, hollow, black spot, heat, bruise, scab etc.  
  • Must be able to recognize and remove alll foreign material i.e 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 injusry to self or other by following safe work practices and policies

Typical Education

High School Diploma/GED 

Relevant Experience

  • 6+ months of work experience 
  • Acceptable safety record 
  • Work independently, with minimal supervison 
  • Previous work in a fast pace Factory setting helpful

Other Information

Must be able to work day and night shift (6am-6pm) / (6pm-6am)


Skills: Must have hand/eye coordination, and manual dexterity in both hands.
Abilities: Must be able to read, understand, and communicate in a manner to successfully perform the job duties. Must be able to distinguish between colors. Must have ability to use sharp trim and halving knives in a safe and proper manner. Must be able to follow verbal instructions. Must have the ability to work around such environmental conditions as slick floors, hot and cold water, and humid and wet areas. Must be able to lift up to 39 pounds while stripping product. Ability to climb stairs.

Job Requisition ID: 4786

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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