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Food Production - Multiple Positions

Payette, ID 83661

Posted: 06/24/2024 Industry: FOOD PROCESSING Job Number: 06242401 Pay Rate: $18.00 - $22.00

Job Description

Gem State Staffing is partnered with Simplot! We are hiring multiple positions for the processing plant in Ontario, OR. These positions are full-time, Temp-to-hire, with immediate access to benefits. Openings include General Labor, Machine Operator, Quality Assurance, Sanitation, PC technician, and Forklift Operators. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to be a part of an industry leader!

**Our new location in Payette is OPEN! Interviews are being conducted at 501 N 16th St Ste 102 Payette, ID 83661. Come see why Gem State Staffing is the most successful staffing agency in Idaho**


1. Sorting and Grading: Inspect and sort potatoes based on quality and size, ensuring adherence to quality standards.

2. Packaging: Assist in the packaging process, including operating machinery, labeling, and palletizing finished products.

3. Cleaning and Maintenance: Keep work areas clean and organized. Perform routine maintenance tasks to ensure machinery operates safely and efficiently.

4. Loading and Unloading: Safely load and unload potatoes and other materials from trucks, maintaining a focus on workplace safety.

5. Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with team members to achieve production goals and maintain a positive working environment.

6. Quality Control: Monitor and report any issues related to product quality, machinery malfunctions, or safety hazards.


· Previous experience in a manufacturing or processing environment is a plus but not mandatory.

· Ability to stand, bend, stoop, grasp for extended periods of time and perform physically demanding tasks.

· Basic understanding of safety procedures and a commitment to maintaining a safe work environment.

· Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions in English.

· Flexibility to work all scheduled shifts.

· Must be smoke and vape free – No smoking, vaping or chewing allowed on property.

· Must be able to pass a Drug Test including THC.


  • Shifts are 12hrs, 6-6
  • Pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check required.
  • 30 working day temp-to-hire opportunity
  • Alternating 3 and 4 day working schedule. Example: Mon-Tues, Fri-Sat; then Sun, Wed-Thur. Repeat.

If you meet the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. We offer competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities for career growth within our organization.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary:$18.00 - $22.00 per hour depending on position, schedule and experience

Expected hours: 36 – 48 per week, alternating


· Competitive hourly wage

· Health insurance

· Dental insurance

· Vision insurance

· Disability insurance

· 401(k) retirement plan after probation period

· Opportunities for career advancement and professional development

· Employee discounts on company products


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift available – 6am-6pm
  • Overnight shift available 6pm-6am

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ontario, OR: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Application Question(s):

  • What is your favorite taco restaurant?


  • Machine operating: 6 months
  • Packaging: 6 months (Preferred)
  • Food processing plant: 6 months (Preferred)


  • English (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

How to Apply:

All applicants must interview at our Payette facility for consideration. Interviews are conducted daily during normal business hours, no appointment needed. We encourage all applicants to arrive with two forms of ID so we can wrap up all your paperwork in one visit. We’re located at 501 N 16th St Ste 102 Payette, ID 83661. Feel free to text or call ahead if you have questions! (208) 739-9805.


Meet Your Recruiter

Marcus DeLeon
Branch Manager - Payette

I have been in the staffing industry since 2010. I worked alongside Jeremiah and under Dustin to grow the Boise office into one of the most prominent branches in the area and within the company. In 2015, I became the Branch Manager for the Nampa location and in 2018, the District Manager over Eastern Idaho. Over the course of close to 6 years, I enjoyed seeing record growth in the 5 offices I oversaw. In the end of 2023 I entered an ownership agreement for a single location as part of an extension into Western Idaho/Eastern Oregon with a new office in Payette, ID. I believe that determination with customized individual solutions sets us apart, and I’m very excited for opening day of the new Payette Branch set to begin operations early-mid February 2024.

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About Payette, ID

Ready to embark on a career adventure in Payette, Idaho? Explore our job listings and discover the endless opportunities waiting for you in one of the most enchanting areas Idaho has to offer. Nestled along the scenic Payette River, this charming region boasts a vibrant community with a strong economy and a welcoming atmosphere. From the stunning views of the nearby Payette Lake to the delicious Huckleberry milkshakes at the local diners, Payette offers a perfect blend of outdoor recreation, cultural experiences, and small-town charm. Don't miss the chance to catch a show at the Alpine Playhouse or sample the famous Idaho potatoes at the local farmers' market. Join us in Payette and take the first step towards an exciting career in a truly unique and thriving community!