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Packaging Mechanic 2

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 Packaging Mechanic diagnoses packaging equipment problems, repairs minor and major breakdown of high speed packaging equipment, sets up and installs all packaging equipment, performs preventative maintenance items, improves line efficiencies and ensures all equipment is in safe working condition. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs packaging equipment repair, overhaul, and troubleshooting of equipment; changes and replaces belts, sprockets, bearings, chains, motors, etc. 
  • Evaluates equipment for performance, performs adjustments, replaces parts, etc. as needed to ensure uninterrupted packaging of vegetables 
  • Assists with the maintenance of a variety of packaging equipment: baggers, scales, case erectors. 
  • Performs routine and non-routine checks and preventative maintenance tasks established by the Packaging Maintenance Manager 
  • Familiar with proper start-up and shut down of packaging equipment 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • Good knowledge of computer systems 
  • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems 
  • 2+ year experience maintaining packaging equipment  
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, be flexible and work well under pressure 
  • Ability to work in a refrigerated and frozen environments 
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment 

Other Information

Pay: $24.91/HR

Job Requisition ID: 9693

Travel Required: None

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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