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Transportation Operations Supervisor

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 provides supervision, coordination, and disposition of assets assigned to a Simplot Transportation designated terminal.  This position ensures customer product movement needs are met and they are consistent with Company standards for quality, cost, and service requirements to and for our customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for identifying and developing profitable market development opportunities. Responsible for managing business relationships with contract carriers and other vendors to maximize company profitability.
  • Responsible for managing compliance with all required business unit, company, and regulatory agency policies and procedures. Agencies include DOT, OSHA, and EPA.  Business unit includes Merit Bonus Program, Cumulative Safety Program, and Operating Safety Rules.
  • Responsible for maximizing fleet productivity to achieve lowest operating costs consistent with customer service requirements. Supervises maintenance and repair of assets to ensure the defined maintenance goals are achieved consistently and operating schedules are met.
  • Monitors performance against schedule and modifies schedule to meet changing plant requirements during the shift.  Schedules all assets at the assigned terminal, including but not limited to over 125 types of commodities ranging from bulk to temp sensitive products.  Utilizes appropriate types of equipment such as versatile trailers, tankers, vans, reefers, flatbeds, etc.  Supervises all Truck Driver and Yard Support at assigned terminal.
  • Responsible for supervising hourly employees at an assigned terminal; this includes performance reviews, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing employee complaints, and resolving employee problems by utilizing other resources such as HR when needed.
  • Analyzes distribution procedures to help ensure efficiency in deliveries.

Typical Education

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a 4-year college or university (equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for meeting the minimum requirements)

Relevant Experience

5+ years related experience and/or training

Job Requisition ID: 7058

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Transportation - 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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