Environmental Technician Certified Level 2 (Portage la Prairie, MB)

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 position is responsible for daily operations of environmental protection equipment and maintaining the requirements of Simplot’s environmental license.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that all company and plant environmental policies are adhered to, and is directly responsible for maintaining compliance with the facility’s environmental license.
  • Ensures operation and monitoring requirements have been met for environmental protection systems.
  • Ensures that equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner in order to maximize treatment efficiency and minimize treatment costs.
  • Maintains all equipment in good working order, or causes such maintenance as is required to be performed by competent people.
  • Dismantles, scrubs, and cleans equipment on a regular basis in order to maintain a clean work area, and ensures preventative maintenance of equipment is regularly occurring.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and respond to all troubleshooting situations.
  • Must demonstrate understanding and the ability to discuss environmental systems, process, and equipment.
  • Ensures accuracy, completeness and timeliness of documents, testing, sampling, and recording.

Typical Education

  • Wastewater Operator Certification; or Bachelor of Science or Engineering

Relevant Experience

  • 2+ years relevant experience

Required Certifications

  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Province of Manitoba Level Wastewater Operator Certification or equivalent - Preferred
  • Bachelor of Science in relevant field will be considered.

Other Information

  • Must possess good color perception and the ability to distinguish between different shades of color.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and communicate in a manner to successfully perform the job duties.
  • Must demonstrate ability to complete various math operations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages, percentages, decimals, rounding, and conversions).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have good hand/eye coordination.
  • Must have manual dexterity in both hands.
  • Must be able to stand on concrete floors for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in extreme environments:  noisy, hot, cold, wet, and dusty and be able to work alone in remote outdoor areas with limited lighting.
  • Must be able to work around strong, unpleasant odors such as spices, ammonia, and organic acids (strong vinegar-like odors).
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must demonstrate basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals.
  • Must be able to maneuver in close quarters and climb ladders, stairs and catwalks on a regular basis.
  • Must have an acceptable safety record.
  • Must have an acceptable attendance record.
  • Adheres to all standards, policies and systems as appropriate.

Job Requisition ID: 14016 

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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