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Production + Forklift Operators (Casual) - Devonport

Date: 25-Nov-2022

Location: Quoiba, TAS, AU, 7310

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fueled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

About our Roles

Simplot Australia are seeking outstanding candidates for multiple casual roles in the positions of Production Operators & Forklift Operators for opportunities at our Devonport based frozen vegetable processing facility.

Reporting to the Production Manager, these critical roles will form part of our logistics, process or packing teams, and involve safe operations of fixed plant processing equipment (for Production Operator roles) & counterbalance forklifts (for LF licenced + experienced fork candidates) across a variety of 8 hour shifts (day / afternoon / night) over a 7 day roster.  Our state of the art processing equipment, and modern fleet of both gas and electric forklifts are regularly maintained and kept in premium operating condition by our maintenance teams.  Please note that a number of these forklift operating roles will be required to work within our cold store (appropriate PPE provided)

We would love to hear from those candidates who have prior experience in food processing, packing or with demonstrated forklift experience (high reach forklift experience and a HR truck licence would be advantageous).  If you don't have any prior experience in a production role, but think you are up to the challenge of working within a busy environment across a variety of shift patterns - please feel free to apply outlining your suitability within your covering letter.


  • Ordinary hourly rates of $37.01 (incl. of 25% casual loading) + shift loadings & overtime (where applicable)
  • Fully supplied and laundered uniform
  • Boots & PPE provided (incl. freezer PPE)
  • Full training provided
  • The opportunity to work with a truly global business
  • Commence early Jan 2023

What You Will Do

Production Operators

  • Work within our process or packing teams on the intake, inspection / quality control, processing and packing of snap frozen local Tasmanian vegetables (crops are processed fresh from the farm harvest)
  • Operate a variety of fixed plant processing equipment incl; colour sorters, blanchers (steamers), freezer tunnels, scales, conveyors, dicing equipment & high speed packaging equipment (training provided)
  • Adhere to site safety and operational policies whilst contributing to continuous improvement within our processes

Forklift Operators

  • Safely transport processed frozen product (peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions) between our production areas and cold stores
  • Use of fork mounted RF systems + radio communications
  • Operate within our cold store / freezer stacking the bins of frozen product to a level of 7 racks high and 2 bins deep using a reach truck.
  • Perform pre-start checks on forklift equipment
  • Changing of & charging spent batteries (for electric forklifts)
  • For those candidates with a HR licence - you may also be required to transport frozen product between our cold store facilities across the NW coast in our new frozen goods heavy rigid vehicle (incl. loading and unloading)
  • Adhere to site safety and operational policies whilst contributing to continuous improvement within our processes

About You


  • Possess a 100% commitment to health, safety and wellbeing within the workplace
  • Prior experience within a production role or food processing is a bonus
  • Forklift Operators - hold a current forklift LF licence and a high level of competency supported by demonstrated experience (daily forklift operations) + HR truck licence would be advantageous, but not mandatory
  • A willingness & ability to work across a variety of day / afternoon / night 8 hour shifts (Mon-Sun)
  • Intermediate level of technical capability to operate our forklift mounted RF screens
  • Possess positive communication skills
  • Willingness to undergo a pre-employment medical (incl. urine based drug & alcohol screening)
  • Willingness to undergo aptitude based assessments as part of recruitment processes (completed in house).

The Perks


  • Ordinary hourly rates of $37.01 (incl. of 25% casual loading) + shift loadings & overtime (where applicable)
  • Fully supplied and laundered uniform + boots + PPE
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • On-site canteen
  • On-site car parking
  • Discounted health insurance options
  • Discounted gym memberships

Please click on the "Apply" button to submit your up to date resume & covering letter outlining your suitability for this role (noting that you will be directed to the Simplot Careers Portal).


Job Requisition ID: 11451 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Devonport Plant - Quoiba 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at