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Intern Field Operations

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.


The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Field Operations Internship opportunity available at our Plant in Pasco, WA.

Field Operations Interns work for and support the Food Group Field Operations Raw Procurement Manager, Field Representative, and Raw Planner/Scheduler in the area of supporting the procurement of potatoes and associated activities. This intern will work full time during the summer.

Key Responsabilities


  • Under the direction of the Raw Procurement Manager or Field Representatives, this intern will participate in crop sampling for field quality and inputting data into the Crop Progress Data Systems; field observations during the growing season; coordinating field sampling and grading for samples; storage monitoring; assisting with harvest activities during fall harvest; and working with growers.
  • Assist Raw Planner/Scheduler with projects/special assignments as directed to support production operations.
  • Support manufacturing operations as it relates to raw product.

*This internship may continue for up to three months after graduation to allow for project/assignment completion.


Typical Education
  • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and currently be enrolled in college/university in a baccalaureate or graduate program. College of Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Ag Business, Food Science, or Operations Management is preferred.
  • Six plus months of related experience; potato/farming experience or an understanding on potato crop development and processing quality is preferred.
Relevant Experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge and be proficient in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
Other Information


  • This intern will work full time during the summer with the potential for up to 20 hours per week during the school year.

Job Requisition ID: 151

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Global Grade 1 

Location(s): FG Plant - Pasco 

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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