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Seasonal Production Operators (Casual ) - Devonport

Date: 24-Jan-2023

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 a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers. 


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.


We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. 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 Role

Simplot Australia are seeking applicants for seasonal casual opportunities at our Devonport based frozen vegetable processing facility.

Reporting to the Process Area Manager, these seasonal roles will commence mid-February 2023 and run through until approx. July 2023 whilst working across a 24 hour (day / afternoon / night) Monday to Sunday roster.


  • Casual rates of $37.01 p/h + shift allowance + penalties (where applicable)
  • Fully supplied & laundered uniform
  • Boots & PPE provided
  • 8 hour shifts
  • Training provided in role


What You Will Do

Working to process a variety of vegetables incl. broccoli, cauliflower & brussel sprouts - duties will include (but are not limited to);

  • Safe operations of vegetable processing fixed plant & equipment
  • Intake
  • Quality inspection
  • Foreign object removal
  • Sorting / separation
  • Grading
  • Monitoring of lines
  • Contribute to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality initiatives
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) activities
  • Clean down of plant & equipment + general work areas

About You


  • Possess a 100% commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Prior experience within a production role or food processing is beneficial but not essential
  • Ability & willingness to work over a 7-day roster inclusive of day / afternoon / night shifts (shifts are 8 hours in length), and to be adaptable to operational needs at short notice
  • Available to start mid-February and to work for the duration (approx. 5 months) of our brassica season
  • Ability to undertake repetitive manual handling tasks whilst standing for long periods of time
  • Possess a strong work ethic and display strong and positive communication skills
  • LF Forklift licence would be advantageous
  • Willingness to undergo aptitude testing assessments as part of recruitment processes (completed in house).
  • Be willing to undertake a full pre-employment medical (incl. urine-based D&A screening)

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
  • On-site canteen
  • On-site car parking

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).

APPLICATIONS CLOSE TUES 21st FEBRUARY 2023 (shortlisting may commence during the advertising period)

Job Requisition ID: 12538 

Travel Required: None 

Pay Grade: Step and Grade 

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