Cold Room OP (Crew A) - Moses Lake, WA (16524)

The J.R. Simplot Company
Moses Lake, MD
United States
Job Description

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.


This job is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Cold Room (Day Room) and Vestibule and for ensuring that product meets sizing specifications.

Typical Education

Key Responsibilities

  • The Cold Room Operator, with direction from the Packaging Supervisor, works as a team member with other area personnel in order to support shift goals in the packaging of finished product, which includes tote dumping, length control, frozen waste, sanitation, food safety, and documentation necessary for record keeping.

  • Must maintain current Powered Industrial Truck (Lift Truck) certification and ensure proper and safe operation of lift trucks and other material handling equipment at all times.

  • Directs Cold Room and Vestibule operations and personnel, and maintains area support to achieve operational goals.

  • Performs line checks as required or requested, including, but not limited to tunnels and intermediate lengths and ensures extra samples are taken for troubleshooting length problems.

  • Controls blending (dumping) of bulk product to ensure a continuous level of line flow to reduce bulk inventory and meet quality specifications.  In addition, ensures the proper handling of all tote tickets such as bulk fill and bulk dump.

  • Monitors and controls generation of bulk product within specified parameters.

  • Ensures proper utilization of grader screens to meet length requirements and to maximize recovery. 

  • Inspects and monitors equipment operation and reports any noises or conditions that could signal a breakdown to the appropriate personnel.

  • Able to work safely with and troubleshoot the Chopper.

  • Ensures necessary level of communication is maintained with the appropriate personnel.

Relevant Experience

6+ months related experience and/or training

Other Information

Must possess and maintain current powered industrial truck certification (card) through the Moses Lake Plant.

Must be able to read, understand, and communicate materials in an efficient manner.

Abilities: Must have an acceptable safety record.

Must have an acceptable attendance record.

Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.

Job Requisition ID: 16524

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Moses Lake

Country: United States

Rate of Pay: $23.74/ 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. **