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Simplot Packaging Mechanic 2 (Crew B) *Sign On Bonus in Othello, Washington

Packaging Mechanic 2 (Crew B) *Sign On Bonus

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.


The Packaging Mechanic diagnoses packaging equipment problems, repairs minor and major breakdown of high-speed packaging equipment, sets up and installs all packaging equipment, performs preventative maintenance items, improves line efficiencies, and ensures all equipment is in safe working condition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs packaging equipment repair, overhaul, and troubleshooting of equipment; changes and replaces belts, sprockets, bearings, chains, motors, etc.

  • Evaluates equipment for performance, performs adjustments, replaces parts, etc. as needed to ensure uninterrupted packaging of vegetables

  • Assists with the maintenance of a variety of packaging equipment: baggers, scales, case erectors.

  • Performs routine and non-routine checks and preventative maintenance tasks established by the Packaging Maintenance Manager

  • Familiar with proper start-up and shut down of packaging equipment

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years related experience and/or training

  • 2+ year experience maintaining packaging equipment

Other Information

  • Good knowledge of Computer Systems.

  • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic Systems.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, be flexible and work well under pressure.

  • Ability to work in refrigerated and frozen environments.

  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment.

$1000 Sign On Bonus

$1000 Retention Bonus at Six Months, 2nd $1000 Retention Bonus at 1 year.

13277 Job Requisition ID: 13277

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello

Country: United States

Rate of Pay: $26.65/HR

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Vacation Time

  • Details available in Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Paid Family Building Leave

  • Education Assistance

  • Benefits details available at

*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.*

Nearest Major Market: Kennewick