Production Helper (Lathrop, CA)
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Production Helper (Lathrop, CA)
Lathrop, CA, US, 95330-9777
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 Production Helper is primarily responsible for maintaining a
clean and safe environment throughout the production plant areas at
all times. This individual assists production operators with
cleaning and preparing equipment to be repaired, and clearing
stairs and walkways from debris. A successful incumbent will learn
about plant activities and purposes in order to advance to an
+ Responsible for cleaning up any spilled product throughout the
plant; uses a broom to sweep product from stairs, loading areas,
and under plant equipment; moves large spills to designated bins or
hoppers using front-end loader.
+ Clears debris from dryer feed chutes by lifting and using
downward force on a metal rod or scraper as needed. Empties and
cleans hoppers daily and as needed.
+ Responsible for assigned cleanup projects when equipment is down
including, but not limited to scrubbers, sprayers, etc. Will assist
other departments for clean-up projects as necessary.
+ Prepares equipment to be repaired by loosening dried product with
a sledge hammer and cleaning area; advises operators on out of
specification equipment found.
+ Assists operators with lock out/tag out procedures, makes list of
all tools needed for maintenance jobs, and advises supervisors of
any special procedures such as confined space entry necessary for
+ Performs preventative inspections of forklifts and front-end
loaders to include, but not limited to visual checks, checking and
adjusting fluid levels, and ensuring that all safety items (seat
belt, horn, lights) are working properly; reports defects to
+ Responsible for miscellaneous assignments to include, but not
limited to shoveling in assigned areas, patching minor holes in
equipment, assisting with spotting and/or unloading railcars as
+ Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules
and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing
+ Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
including, but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses,
hard hat, ear protection, and gloves at all times. Additional PPE
including, but not limited to acid gloves, face shield, dust mask,
acid suit, Tyvek suit, etc. is required based on specific job
duties, chemicals, or equipment being used.
High School Diploma/GED
+ High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of
education, training and experience.
+ Experience and/or training in a manufacturing or chemical plant a
+ Basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills required.
+ Knowledge of the tools and operating equipment used in plant;
mechanical aptitude; ability to use tools including, but not
limited to jack hammer, various hand tools, shovel, sledge hammer,
+ Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision;
ability to understand verbal and written instructions.
+ Must be organized and able to manage multiple tasks and
+ Must be a team player; demonstrates a strong work ethic and
+ Must have the ability to approach others in a tactful manner, and
be accurate and thorough.
+ May be required to work overtime, 12-hour shifts, rotating
weekends, holidays, and / or varying shifts.
+ Required to operate a front-end loader, fork-lift, and/or other
motorized equipment; valid driver's license required.
+ Required to maintain reliable, regular attendance.
This job requires the ability to work rotating shifts in excess of
eight hours per day to include weekends and off-duty hours to reach
operational goals and compliance requirements in a plant that
operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
**Schedule- 10days on 4days off mainly days shifts 6:00AM-2:30PM
may include weekends and holidays.**
This individual must have the ability to operate a forklift,
front-end loader, and other motorized vehicles as needed. The
Operator Trainee will climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop,
reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment that may
be in excess of 50 pounds. This job requires the ability to sit for
long periods of time while operating fork lifts, front-end loaders,
etc; required to shovel, lift overhead materials in excess of 50
pounds and use repetitive motions frequently. In order to perform
the duties of this job, the incumbent may be required to walk in
excess of 500 yards to reach equipment/areas across the
Working in this plant operations environment requires the use of
safety equipment to include, but not limited to safety glasses,
hearing protectors, work boots, hard hat, face shields, respiratory
protective equipment and uniforms. The incumbent may be subject to
variations in noise levels and temperature changes due to weather
conditions. While performing the duties of this job, this
individual is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes,
airborne particles, toxic and/or caustic chemicals. Loose fitting
clothing, open-toe/heel shoes and the wearing of contact lenses is
**Pay rate: $22.80/hr.**
**Job Requisition ID** : 10776
**Travel Required** : None
**Location(s)** : AB Plant - Lathrop
**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.****
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