Truck Driver/Operations Assistant (Rosetown, SK)


Rosetown, SK, CA, S0L 2V0

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.

Summary – The Operations Assistant position supports of all facets of the operation of the retail location with a primary focus on driving and equipment operation. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Retail Operations

  • Operates tractor/trailer combinations, and forklifts to transport hazardous materials to internal & external customers. This includes over-the-road driving to various locations.
  • Performs general maintenance on trucks which may include, but is not limited to, replenishing fuel, checking and replenishing oil levels, checking brakes, washing trucks, and taking trucks to the shop for scheduled service maintenance. 
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date driver's logs and inspection sheets. 
  • Assist with loading or unloading of supplier trucks at the chem shed, as required
  • Drive forklift as required to assist with loading or unloading of product for customers at the chem shed 
  • Assist with unloading and directing of trucks for fertilizer deliveries incoming to our fertilizer tanks
  • Loading fertilizer for customer fertilizer pickups
  • Responsible for following established procedures for loading and receiving product
  • Support the Location Manager to ensure excellent service to customers
  • Product delivery & transfers
  • Monitor inventory of product and supplies required for daily operations
  • Complete and organize Loadout Tickets daily
  • Complete and submit cash reports and purchase orders as required
  • Be familiar with computer operation
  • Support all operations of the retail location
  • Other duties relevant to the position, as assigned

Yard Maintenance

  • Ensure that snow is cleared in a timely fashion following snowfall activities
  • Mow grass as needed when required
  • Spray weeds throughout the yard as needed when required

Safety and Equipment

  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform general maintenance and housekeeping responsibilities of Chemical shed, Fertilizer plant, warehouse, company vehicles & equipment, office areas and yard
  • Participate in regular facility inspections and monthly safety meetings to review procedures, housekeeping, and safety awareness issues.
  • Remain trained in and certified as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act including Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), WHMIS, confined space, forklift, PPE, and other training as required.
  • Participate in training to acquire and maintain knowledge on operator care principles to operate facility equipment safely and effectively.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and efficient environment in all work areas & facilities.

Agronomy Assistant

  • Complete fall and spring soil sampling and weigh wagon duties as required
  • Assist agronomy team with field signing as required

Simplot Member

  • Be an active supporter and contributor to the communities we serve.
  • Contribute to and maintain a positive attitude in the workplace.
  • Participate in personal and professional development training opportunities.
  • Keep and maintain confidentiality of all customers, staff and suppliers and Simplot business.
  • Read Simplot Company Playbook and OH&S Manual, including annual updates.
  • Help with any special projects as required.
  • Be familiar with and live the values and “How We Behave” that are defined by Simplot. 
  • Approve, attend, and contribute to community activities when appropriate.
  • Set, maintain, and live high ethical and moral standards. 
  • Pleasantly greet customers and suppliers.
  • Fill in for all roles when needed with appropriate skills and talents.
  • Support safety practices and initiatives and ensure safe driving habits. 
  • Maintain and tidy up office and yard.
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy for all staff, customers, suppliers, and community.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • A valid Canadian Class Class 1A license
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Forklift, machinery, farm machinery and equipment operation and knowledge experience preferred
  • Must be able to read/write English.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate, service, and troubleshoot machinery.
  • Outstanding attention to maintenance and inspection requirements 
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required to meet seasonal demands. Work schedule will include some weekend duties.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Agri-Industry Hours – overtime in peak season and as required
  • Must be able to move often and swiftly

Work Environment:

  • Inside and outside work
  • Time outside, year-round in all weather conditions
  • Regular customer interaction

Simplot provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive wages, bonus pay, matching RSP, benefits plan and training and career development opportunities.

Job Requisition ID: 13542 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SGS Retail - Rosetown 

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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