Machinist (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.


The Mechanic Process diagnoses processing equipment problems, repairs minor and major breakdown of processioning equipment, performs preventative maintenance items, improves line efficiencies and ensures all equipment is in safe working condition.

Key Responsibilities


  • Has thorough knowledge of all equipment and can identify all equipment in the Wet End Area.
  • Ensures the capability of efficient operation of all equipment in the Wet End/Process areas, by using preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, overhauling and repairing equipment to achieve operational goals.
  • Maintains logs and paperwork for each shift as needed and ensures the accuracy of data reporting systems such as the Maintenance Daily Logs, and Work Order forms.
  • Performs ARC, MIG, TIG welding and Acetylene cutting in a safe and accurate manner when repairing and fabricating equipment.
  • Performs work on work orders; plans and schedules additional work as needed (can utilize JDE).
  • Must be able to locate parts and reference part numbers.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and functional condition.
  • Performs assigned responsibilities during Plant evacuation or other emergency situations.
  • Ensures attendance and participation in training activities appropriate to the position and incorporates acquired skills and knowledge.
  • Ensures no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies.
  • Ensures that all work-related activities within the facility are accomplished through methods which promote safety to employees, and which minimize potential impact to the community and environment in which we live.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the interface with team members and other support groups is conducted in a participative management style consistent with operational goals.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner and ensures personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company.
  • Ensures that additional accountabilities as may be required by management be handled in a manner necessary to meet operational Divisional standards.

Typical Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Required Certifications

  • Red Seal Machinist

Other Information

  • Good knowledge of computer systems
  • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems
  • Prior experience in a processing environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

Job Requisition ID: 13356 

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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