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Cold Storage Forklift Operator (Team 2) Portage FG

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. 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 job is responsible for operating material handling equipment in a safe manner for the purpose of moving, locating, stacking and counting merchandise.

Key Responsibilities


The individual in this position will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the Cold Storage area, along with having the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates. It is imperative the person(s) conduct themselves in a manner that ensures alertness and constant awareness of the safe operation of equipment and its surroundings.

This position will assist in daily warehouse activities as required such as aiding and de-aiding of product, forklift driving, relocation of products, operate push/pull equipment, inventory control counts, housekeeping and issuing required paperwork.

The employee may be exposed to variable temperatures from the three different product climates (dry, cold, freezer). There may be an extensive duration of time spent in cold and/or freezer temperatures (-20 degrees Celsius). There is moderate noise level in the warehouse with occasional to frequent honking of forklift horns for safety. PPE and clothing for freezer environment will be provided.

Typical Education
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Relevant Experience

1+ years related experience and/or training

1+ years of operating forklift/heavy machinery

Required Certifications
Other Information

Ability to safely operate a forklift, loading and unloading trucks, and high stacking totes.

Must be comfortable working in an environment with inside controlled temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius and outside ambient temperatures (including heat, cold and precipitation)

Job Requisition ID: 2016 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 

Country: Canada 


** Simplot Canada (II) Limited 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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