Temporary Packaging Laborer (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 job is responsible for removing foreign material from the finished product and reacting to sudden quality changes, to ensure finished product quality meets the acceptable quality levels required by customers and the division.
The individual in this job will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the inspection area along with having the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates. It is imperative the Inspector conducts oneself in a manner that ensures alertness and constant awareness of the safe operation of equipment and its surroundings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures the ability to understand all foreign material procedures and identify foreign material. Ensures the ability to properly inspect the product, remove and appropriately dispose of any foreign material or product that does not meet the customer’s expectations, and communicate such situations to the appropriate personnel.
  • Ensures that the work area is maintained clean and orderly by sweeping and throwing away non-hazardous product as necessary.
  • Ensures the ability to properly sanitize PPE used for inspecting the product and follows the Personal Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Policies and Procedures outlined in the JR Simplot Plant Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensures that attendance and participation in training activities are appropriate for the position and the acquired skills and knowledge are applied.
  • Ensures there is no injury to self or others by following safe work practices, procedures (including Standard Operating Procedures), and policies.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and the Union Labor Agreement.
  • Ensures that the interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a participative management style conducive with operational goals.
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner by ensuring confidentiality regarding sensitive issues and ensuring that appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the company.

Typical Education

Relevant Experience

  • 6+ months related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Must have an acceptable safety record.
  • Must have an acceptable attendance record.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • This is a dayshift Monday - Friday (8 hour) position
  • Must be able to read, understand, and communicate in a manner to successfully perform the job duties.
  • Must be able to sit in one place for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to stand on concrete floors for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in extreme environments: hot or cold temperatures and wet and slick floors.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10lbs in a safe and proper manner.
  • Must be able to maneuver in close quarters and climb stairs and ladders.

Job Requisition ID: 18685 

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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