Intern – Field Operations (Food Group – Moses Lake, WA)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Field Operations Internship opportunity available in the field department at our potato processing plant in Moses Lake, Washington for summer 2017.
SUMMARY: Field Operations Interns work for and support the Food Group Field Operations Raw Procurement Manager, Field Representative, and Raw Planner/Scheduler in the area of supporting the procurement of potatoes and associated activities. This intern will work full time during the summer and up to 20 hours per week during the school year.
Under the direction of the Raw Procurement Manager or Field Representatives, this intern will participate in crop sampling for field quality and inputting data into the Crop Progress Data Systems; field observations during the growing season; coordinating field sampling and grading for samples; storage monitoring; assisting with harvest activities during fall harvest; and working with growers.
Computer input of crop progress application tracking, field observation reports, and other spreadsheet reports, and providing reports to the Raw Procurement Manager and the Food Group Leadership Team.
Assist the Raw Planner/Scheduler with projects/special assignments as directed to support production operations.
Support manufacturing operations as it relates to raw product.
May 2017 – September 2017
Currently enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited university, or pursuing a Master's degree.
A degree in Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Ag Business, Food Science, or Operations Management is preferred.
Six plus months of related experience; potato/farming experience or an understanding on potato crop development and processing quality is preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must have basic computer knowledge and be proficient in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel.
Must be able to work outdoors and lift/carry up to 50 pounds. HOW TO APPLYInternal Simplot Candidates:Please apply via Employee Space to Job ID#3748External Candidates:Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#3748Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above.
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