Simpson Seeds Career Opportunity!

Autobagger Operator
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Working with the Shipping Supervisor and the Director of Operations, the incumbent is responsible for the handling and shipping of grain via boxcars, hopper cars, and containers. The incumbent will perform regular inspections of all shipping equipment, conveyors and robotics to ensure shipping downtime is minimal and regular maintenance is scheduled appropriately.  This is a hands-on role which includes working alongside the shipping team to ensure shipping targets are met. In addition, the individual is responsible for general duties such as maintaining the organization and the cleanliness of the facilities – inside and outside.


  • Once trained, responsible for all duties of a Shipper/Grain Handler at Simpson Seeds: run the autobagger, ensure all bag weights/counts are accurate, load hopper cars and drive forklift & cascade
  • Required to complete or confirm that all necessary shipping documents are done (i.e. Inspections forms, production sheets)
  • Record down time of shipping line and report to supervisor and/or Director of Operations
  • Ensure that all halfway, finished lots, and other quality procedures are completed before leaving each shift
  • Training new employees on autobagger operation, robot operation and shipping procedures
  • Perform routine inspections of all shipping equipment, conveyors and robotics
  • Responsible for maintenance and inspections (scheduled and non-scheduled) of all shipping equipment, grain conveying type equipment, electrical and compressor systems, autobagger and robots, used in the processes by the shipping department
  • Work with the Maintenance Manager to ensure all preventative monitoring is completed and recorded
  • Organize and maintain the Maintenance Log for existing and new equipment
  • Report all issues to the supervisor and/or Director of Operations in a timely manner
  • Practice safe work practices while performing repair duties. Utilize safety equipment when required, such as eye, ears, hand protection and use of fall protection

Required Skills

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Prior experience with maintenance, troubleshooting mechanical/robotic/technical issues
  • Previous forklift experience is an asset
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Organized and good time management
  • Keen eye for detail and quality
  • An ability to lift up to 100 lbs. and perform repetitive tasks including long periods of standing
  • Able to work in a dusty and noisy work environment, including outdoors in different elements and temperatures
  • Effective communication skills, both interpersonal and in writing
  • Ability to work as a team and work independently, if required
  • A valid driver's licence is preferred


Simpson Seeds Inc., a family-owned, Saskatchewan-based company, has grown to become the largest privately-owned specialty crop exporter in the province. With three locations and nearly 40 years of experience in the buying, processing and selling of specialty grains, our company employs over 75 employees and exports to over 80 countries. Simpson Seeds Inc. is proud to be on the list of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, a standing we have held since 2012.

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