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Packaging Maintenance Lead 1(Crew D)

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 Packaging Maintenance Lead is responsible for leading and organizing the maintenance team on a shift. This person will delegate and follow up on the assigned daily maintenance tasks and assists the maintenance team with the safe completion of those tasks.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads, organizes and delegates task to Maintenance Mechanics on an assigned shift 
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains processing equipment including hydraulics, pneumatics and drive components. 
  • Performs routine and non-routine checks and preventative maintenance tasks  
  • Coordinates shift goals with Maintenance Supervisor and Manager 
  • Familiar with proper start-up and shut down of processing equipment 
  • Assists in overhauling processing equipment after the processing season 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • Good knowledge of computer systems 
  • Minimum three years in a processing environment and experience supervising employees 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to work any shift, weekend and overtime if required 
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, be flexible and work well under pressure 
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment 

Other Information

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and calculate percentages to make proper adjustments and calibrations, as required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work with hazardous and corrosive chemicals in small areas.
  • Must be able to use a computer and successfully navigate through various applications. Must be proficient at computer system data entry.
  • Must be able to maneuver in close quarters and climb stairs, ladders, and catwalks on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand on concrete floors for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in extreme environments (cold, hot, humid and slippery).  Must be able to work under challenging conditions such as hot and cold air, wet environments, hot and cold water, hot oil, slick floors and work around various industrial chemicals; inside and outside the plant in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of welding functions.
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical schematics.

Pay: $29.45 - $31.93/HR

Job Requisition ID:  12547

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Step and Grade

Location(s): FG Plant - Pasco

Country: United States


Wage range or rate of pay: (INSERT)  Plus annual incentive plan eligibility

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
  • Paid Family Building Leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off - Eligible employees may accrue up to 160 hours in year 1
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • 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.**