Engineering Technician - Don Plant (Pocatello, ID) (15712)

The J.R. Simplot Company
Pocatello, 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. 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.


The Civil QA/QC technician will be responsible for routine inspections and documentation specifically related to the implementation of regulatory compliance (including CERCLA and the Bevill consent decree) of the Phosphogypsum stack (Gyp Stack) system. This role will be responsible for field inspections of the Gyp Stack embankments, dike construction, survey layout, soil density and moisture testing, and monitoring drainage systems. Will collaborate with internal stakeholders including engineering and operations, to improve monitoring and construction of the Gyp Stack. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect and document work related to the gyp stack and gyp stack ponds.

  • Collaboration and participation in technical discussions with management, operators, and onsite contractors.

  • Monitor and record details on embankments, ditches, piezometers, roadways, settlement, and drainage conveyance pipes.

  • Conduct field and office QA/QC responsibilities.

  • Survey and layout of Gyp Stack and associated assets.

  • Work with equipment operators on embankment construction

  • Perform material testing per ASTM standards.

  • Help develop, administer, and implement policies and procedures related to engineering and operations best practices.

  • Assist with and coordinate work being performed by outside consulting, engineering, and construction firms.

Typical Education

  • AS or BS in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering Technology degree (preferred)

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to interact operators and managers.

  • Must be attentive to technical details and have excellent written and verbal communication.  

  • Proficient with Microsoft applications.

  • Demonstrate ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities effectively.

  • Ability to work rotating weekends and extended hours, as needed.

  • Ability to walk up and down slopes and on uneven terrain.

  • Ability to work outdoors in hot and cold environments.

  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Exhibit an excellent driving record.

  • Auto CAD and Trimble survey software experience preferred.

  • Trimble GPS equipment experience preferred.

Job Requisition ID: 15712

Travel Required: None

Location(s): ABW Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**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. **