Operations Intern - Wray, CO


Wray, CO, US, 80758-9319

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are 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.


Simplot Grower Solutions Summer Operations Internships involve working directly with retail locations and production plant operations.  After a week of training and orientation, each Intern will be paired with a seasoned Location Manager mentor.  Interns will assist their mentors as well as other locations in the area in their daily activities. Opportunities to attend educational field days and meetings are common during the summer and interns are encouraged to attend.  Interaction with growers is an integral aspect of a retail location and interns will often be a part of that interaction.  Our motto at Simplot is “One Simplot” meaning we are all in this together.  On occasion, interns could be asked to assist Crop Advisors with tasks to help “get the job done”.   Simplot has the solution to the seed, crop protection, and crop nutrition needs of growers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily activities may include:
    • Inventory management
    • Shipping and Receiving
    • Product processing 
  • Simplot’s software system is used daily, and interns will be involved in using the program
  • Interns are given a specific challenging task that are required to be fulfilled by the end of the summer

Typical Education

Must be enrolled in an accredited university/college or have graduated no more than 6 months prior to start of internship, majoring in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Crop Science, Systems Management or other related major

Relevant Experience

  • A farm background or farm experience is preferred but not required
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs
  • Motivated and detail oriented
  • Experience with computers, specifically MicroSoft Office Suite
  • Effective communicator

Required Certifications

Valid driver’s license

Other Information

  • Ability and willingness to work Ag Industry hours:  early morning/late evening, some weekends and overtime when needed
  • Duration:  May - Aug 2024
  • School of Agriculture is preferred but not an absolute requirement
  • Relocation Assistance is available

Job Requisition ID:  16909

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): SGS Retail - Wray

Country: United States

Wage range or rate of pay: $17.00 - $21.50/HR 

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays (where applicable)
  • Paid Time Off (where applicable)
  • Relocation Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance (where applicable)
  • Benefits details available at simplotbenefits.com

**The J.R. Simplot Company 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.**