Careers

STAHLBUSH ISLAND FARMS:

WHERE AGRICULTURE MEETS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE


Company Work Culture

We enjoy team camaraderie that includes: quarterly potlucks, annual BBQ, cooking competitions and recreational sports teams.  The private, pristine drive is flanked on one side by healthy Douglas firs and a meandering river on the other.  Stahlbush Island Farms is a working farm with a healthy wildlife population.  On the farm, sightings of bald eagles, blue herons, deer and rabbits are frequent.   Stahlbush even has a recreational footpath around a scenic lake where employees are encouraged to take advantage of the outdoors.

Stahlbush Island Farms is an organization that not only cultivates food we cultivate leaders.  During our 28 years of business, we have grown nearly 80 percent of our leadership from within the company.   The opportunity for advancement is a part of our company culture and available to those that excel in the Stahlbush environment. We have exported to 26 countries and encourage diversity in our workforce.

Our office dress code is what we like to call “Customer Ready”.  It is a casual dress code but one that is appropriate for a drop-in visit from any of our customers.

Employee Benefits

Medical
Vision
Dental
401k Match
Vacation (PTO)
Voluntary Insurance Benefits
Flex Spending Account
Life Insurance Coverage
Professional Development
Family Medical Leave
Active Military Leave
Employee Assistance Program
Discounts from our Suppliers (Les Schwab, Wilco etc.)
Company Store where products are available at cost
Holiday Food Boxes with 4-H meat, fruits and vegetables

Philanthropy

Donate over 1 million servings of food to the local food bank per annum
Purchase 4-H animals from hard working youths

Career Opportunities

To apply for our opportunities please email your resume to recruiting@stahlbush.com

Assistant Farm Manager

The Mission for this position is to assist the Farm Manager in managing information, labor, equipment, inputs and technology to profitably produce crops on assigned lands according to company goals, mission and values.

Outcomes:

  • Assist in crop production to meet Farm Managers target quantity, quality and budget.
  • With guidance from the Farm Manager, determine what steps are required for each assigned crop/field, including necessary resources, inputs, etc.
  • Assist Farm Manager in development of budgets for each crop/field, including overheads.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of production schedule required for each crop/field.
  • Gain an understanding as to how to track actual costs against budget for all activities throughout the season.
  • Ensure that all financial information is properly collected and coded appropriately (timekeeping, etc.), as well as assist in the preparation of monthly variance reports.
  • Assist Farm Labor Manager and Farm Manager in managing equipment and other resources to effectively meet schedule at budgeted costs. As well assist in tracking labor costs.
  • With the guidance of the Farm Manager, learn to review cost drivers daily and make recommendations for needed changes.
  • Learn the current methods used to check metrics throughout the day, and respond to metric variances from plan.
  • Identify areas to improve efficiencies, yields, costs, etc. and implement process improvements.
  • Assist Farm Manager in certification compliance (organic, sustainable, etc.)
  • Learn how to properly complete all documentation and ensure it is collected accurately and efficiently, and stays up to date.
  • Along with the Farm Manager ensure that all labor and supervisors have required training (company, regulated, task-oriented).
  • Ensure that all employees are working under safe conditions and in a safe manner.
  • Ensure that the Mission/Vision/Values of the company are upheld at all times and by all employees.
  • This position may be required to travel to satellite farms for extended periods of time, to assist other Farm Managers, on an as needed basis.

Competencies:

  • Honesty/Integrity – ethically behaves at the highest level. Always does what is right. Speaks plainly and truthfully. Earns highest level of trust and maintains confidences. Willingness to speak their opinion even when it is perceived to be in conflict with ownership or to be unpopular.
  • Efficient with Resources – produces significant output with minimal waste of time or resources. Operates with highest of standards.
  • Meets Commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs.
  • High Intelligence – Learns quickly. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • High Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to Detail- does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Persistence- Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Proactive- acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to Stahlbush Island Farms Inc. (SIFI.).
  • Flexible/ Adaptable – adjusts quickly to changing priorities due to changes in environment or customer need.
  • Creative/ Innovative – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Enthusiastic- Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Wants to be at SIFI.
  • Work Ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard and smart.
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative in all forms of communications.
  • Team Player – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with all members of team to produce the highest quality product.
  • Embrace the Values and Commitments of SIFI fully. Support and believe in the mission and values of Stahlbush Island Farms.
  • Quality Management-Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Planning/Organizing-prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture related field.
  • Work experience in the field of agriculture, preferred.
  • Must obtain a Pesticide Applicator’s license within 6 months of hire date.

Draftsman

The mission for this position is to help our vertically integrated farm and food processing plant grow with innovation and technology.

Outcomes

  • Mechanical drafting using Solid Works and AutoCAD
  • Assist company with innovation and technology
  • Design and develop process controls for the manufacture in plant
  • Assist Sr. Engineer wit project implementation
  • Develop return on investment (ROI) analysis for capital expenditure projects
  • Assist with overseeing construction and installation of equipment
  • Research new technology and it’s applications to our company
  • Be a liaison between fabrication division and operations
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Formal education in draftsmanship.
  • Understands the team concept and works well independently or as a team towards a common goal.
  • Has a passion for creativity and innovation.
  • PLC experience.
  • Ability to work inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Effective Communicator.
  • Ability to multitask, and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Flexible both on hours and tasks.
  • Honesty/Integrity – ethically behaves at the highest level.  Always does what is right.  Speaks plainly and truthfully.  Earns highest level of trust and maintains confidences.  Willingness to speak their opinion even when it is perceived to be in conflict with ownership or to be unpopular.
  • Efficient with Resources – produces significant output with minimal waste of time or resources.  Operates with highest of standards.
  • Meets Commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs.
  • High Intelligence – Learns quickly.  Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • High Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.  Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to Detail- does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Persistence- Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Proactive- acts without being told what to do.  Brings new ideas to SIFI.
  • Flexible/ Adaptable – adjust quickly to changing priorities due to changes in environment or customer need.
  • Creative/ Innovative – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Enthusiastic- Exhibits passion and excitement over work.  Wants to be at SIFI
  • Work Ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done.  Has a track record of working hard.
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and articulately  without being overly verbose or talkative in all forms of communications
  • Team Player – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with all members of team to produce the highest quality product.
  • Embrace the Values and Commitments of SIFI to fully support and believe in the mission and values of Stahlbush Island Farms.
  • Quality Management-Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Planning/Organizing-prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Problem solving-the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Client Services-the individual manages difficult employee and client situations, responds promptly to their needs and solicits their feedback to improve service.
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Competencies

 

Physical Demand

A.

  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Carrying
  • Keying/typing

B. Amount of Effort & % of Time Effort is Applied

  • Less than 1 pound: more than 70%
  • Between 1 & 5 pounds: more than 70%Between 5 & 25 pounds: 15 to 40%
  • Between 25 & 60 pounds: 15 to 40%
  • More than 60 pounds: less than 15%

C.

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Bending

Mental or Visual Demand

  • Concentrated mental and/or visual attention; the work involves performing complex tasks to very close accuracy and quality specifications; or a high degree of hand and eye coordination for sustained periods.

 

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Employment at Stahlbush Island Farms is employment at-will.  Employment at-will may be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time by the employee or the agency.

 

Stahlbush Island Farms is an equal opportunity employer, program auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

Electrician

General Summary:

  • Conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components.  Applies knowledge of electrical/electronics and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation as required to keep plant and equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants and farm operations.

 

Major Functions:

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs.Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required repairs, maintenance and service
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Education:

  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position.   Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus.  Mechanic/Electrician Oregon Building Codes LME or LMPJ license

 

Experience:

  • Three to five years of verifiable experience.  PLC and food processing experience a plus.  NH3 refrigeration experience desirable but not required.  Strong troubleshooting in electrical and mechanical skills required.  Flexibility on work schedule to meet requirements of harvest;  swing shift position

 

Skills & Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem solving-the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Client Services-the individual manages difficult employee and client situations, responds promptly to their needs and solicits their feedback to improve service
  • Oral communication-the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Quality management-the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Planning/organizing-the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
  • Adaptability-the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Safety and security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly

 

Contact with others:

  • Provides routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries

 

Supervision Received:

  • Under supervision of Maintenance Manager however must have the ability to operate independently within defined parameters with little or no supervision

 

Working Conditions:

  • Work performed inside and outside with periods of exposure to extreme weather conditions. Frequent standing, walking, sitting, pulling, bending, pushing and lifting up to 75 lbs

 

Farm Manager – Pleasant Hill

The mission for this position is to be responsible for the daily operations involved in the production of crops on the farm as well as managing the P&L for the farm.  This selected individual will be very hands-on, actively leading the staff on the farm with the expectation to meet company goals.   The position requires excellent communication with the farm management team and an ability to work with others to the overall company’s benefit. This individual will be self-directed and results-driven with good crop production knowledge and management experience.  S/he will be happy working in the field and in the office and will project a positive and pleasant workplace to all employees on the farm.   The candidate will be open to new technologies and understand the importance of accurate record keeping.
 

Outcomes

  • Execute planting schedules, cultivation, pest control, fertilization, irrigation and harvest with precision and in a timely manner to meet and exceed budgeted crop yields
  • Motivate and lead the farm staff, improving productivity and efficiency through training, internal growth and education
  • Professionally manage basic H/R duties at the farm under direction from H/R manager
  • Produce vegetables, small grains and grass seed with excellent quality and high yields
  • Comply with Sustainable, Organic and GlobalGAP production standards where applicable
  • Construct budgets for the farm and manage the farm P&L
  • Manage preventative maintenance and repairs for all farm equipment
  • Ensure that Stahlbush Island Farm’s agricultural policies are followed and that the farm’s cleanliness and orderliness represents the company well
  • Be a contributing member to the farm management team by bringing ideas and knowledge to the team
  • The role reports to the Manager of Farm Operations
  • The post is located in Pleasant Hill, Oregon
  • The position will manage a staff of 5 full-time employees and up to 15 seasonal employees
  • Regular local travel between Pleasant Hill and Corvallis is expected but is otherwise light
  • Be the company face for the farm in dealings with neighbors, landlords and the public

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of farm production experience with some management experience
  • An understanding of agricultural methods, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation and farm equipment
  • A track record for following through on projects and getting things done in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other farm management software
  • An understanding of sustainable and organic growing methods
  • Solid understanding of how technology can be used to drive efficiency and reduce farm production costs
  • Excellent judgment in prioritizing responsibilities and delegating tasks to staff members
  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science or agricultural business preferred but any B.S. degree would be considered

Farm Mechanic – Corvallis

General Summary:

Performs maintenance and repairs on farm equipment (i.e. tractor, implements, pickups, semi’s, service trucks, etc.) as required to keep equipment functional to meet needs of farming operations.

Major Functions:

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; install GPS components; change tracks when change in size is required; hook up implements; test and setup.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of farm equipment/implements.
  • Must be an experienced welder.
  • Must be willing and able to work as a farm equipment operator when necessary
  • Maintain parts inventory.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position

Experience:

  • Three to five years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining farm implements and tractors; valid driver’s license required with the ability to obtain a Farm Endorsement and drive company vehicles. Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred

Skills & Abilities:

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position
  • Problem solving-the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Client Services-the individual manages difficult employee and client situations, responds promptly to their needs and solicits their feedback to improve service
  • Oral communication-the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Quality management-the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Planning/organizing-the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
  • Adaptability-the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Safety and security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly

Contact with Others:

  • Provides routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries

Supervision Received:

  • Under supervision of Farm manager however must have the ability to operate independently within defined parameters with little or no supervision

Working Conditions:

  • Most work performed is outside with periods of exposure to extreme weather conditions. Frequent standing, walking, sitting, pulling, bending, pushing and lifting up to 60 lbs

 

Farm Mechanic Supervisor

The mission for this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on farm equipment (i.e. tractors, implements, pickups, semi’s, service trucks, etc.) as required to keep equipment functional to meet needs of farming operations.

Outcomes

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, code, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; install GPS components; change tracks when change in size is required; hook up implements; test and setup.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of farm equipment/implements.
  • Willing and able to work as a farm equipment operator when necessary.
  • Bring innovation and creative ideas to farm for equipment technology and development
  • Assist in departmental budgeting and manage to that budget
  • Mentor and train mechanics
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position.
  • Three to five years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining farm implements and tractors.
  • Experienced welder
  • Valid driver’s license required with the ability to obtain a Farm Endorsement and drive company vehicles.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Ability to work independently

Competencies

  • Honesty/Integrity – ethically behaves at the highest level.  Always does what is right.  Speaks plainly and truthfully.  Earns highest level of trust and maintains confidences.  Willingness to speak their opinion even when it is perceived to be in conflict with ownership or to be unpopular.
  • Efficient with Resources – produces significant output with minimal waste of time or resources.  Operates with highest of standards.
  • Meets Commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs.
  • High Intelligence – Learns quickly.  Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • High Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.  Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to Detail- does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Persistence- Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Proactive- acts without being told what to do.  Brings new ideas to SIFI.
  • Flexible/ Adaptable – adjust quickly to changing priorities due to changes in environment or customer need.
  • Creative/ Innovative – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Enthusiastic- Exhibits passion and excitement over work.  Wants to be at SIFI
  • Work Ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done.  Has a track record of working hard.
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and articulately  without being overly verbose or talkative in all forms of communications
  • Team Player – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with all members of team to produce the highest quality product.
  • Embrace the Values and Commitments of SIFI to fully support and believe in the mission and values of Stahlbush Island Farms.
  • Quality Management-Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Planning/Organizing-prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Problem solving-the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Client Services-the individual manages difficult employee and client situations, responds promptly to their needs and solicits their feedback to improve service.
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Physical Demand:

Most work performed is outside with periods of exposure to extreme weather conditions.

A.

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Reaching
  • Manipulating
  • Carrying
  • Pushing

B. Amount of Effort & % of Time Effort is Applied

  • Less than 1 pound: 40% to 70%
  • Between 1 & 5 pounds: 40% to 70%
  • Between 5 & 25 pounds: 15% to 40%
  • Between 25 & 60 pounds: 15% to 40%
  • More than 60 pounds: less than 15%

C.

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Stooping
  • Bending
  • Confined

Mental or Visual Demand

  • Concentrated mental and/or visual   attention;  the work involves   performing complex tasks to very close accuracy and quality specifications; or a high degree of hand and eye coordination for sustained periods.

A.

  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Heat
  • Cold
  • Fumes
  • Noise
  • Water

B.

  • Work is typically performed under   reasonably good working conditions; while exposure to any or all of the above   elements may occur, such exposure is generally not present to the extent of being disagreeable.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Employment at Stahlbush Island Farms is employment at-will.  Employment at-will may be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time by the employee or the agency.

 

Stahlbush Island Farms is an equal opportunity employer, program auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

Farm Supervisor – Pleasant Hill

Mission:

The mission for a supervisor with Stahlbush Island Farms either on the farm or in our food processing facility is to assist the manager in carrying out the goals and necessary tasks to maintain production through out the organization.

Outcomes:

  • Peak production
  • Safe work environment
  • Trained employees

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report production deviations to Managers and Quality Assurance
  • Implement Human Resource procedures ( disciplinary actions, payroll, attendance, etc)
  • Ensure compliance to SIFI policies and procedures
  • Complete required documentation for quality, production and record keeping
  • Assist in the development of S.O.P.s as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Competencies

  • Honesty/Integrity – ethically behaves at the highest level.  Always does what is right.  Speaks plainly and truthfully.  Earns highest level of trust and maintains confidences.  Willingness to speak their opinion even when it is perceived to be in conflict with ownership or to be unpopular.
  • Efficient with Resources – produces significant output with minimal waste of time or resources.  Operates with highest of standards.
  • Meets Commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs.
  • High Intelligence – Learns quickly.  Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • High Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.  Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to Detail- does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Persistence- Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Proactive- acts without being told what to do.  Brings new ideas to SIFI.
  • Flexible/ Adaptable – adjust quickly to changing priorities due to changes in environment or customer need.
  • Creative/ Innovative – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Enthusiastic- Exhibits passion and excitement over work.  Wants to be at SIFI
  • Work Ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done.  Has a track record of working hard.
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and articulately  with out being overly verbose or talkative in all forms of communications
  • Team Player – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with all members of team to produce the highest quality product.
  • Embrace the Values and Commitments of SIFI to fully support and believe in the mission and values of Stahlbush Island Farms.
  • Quality Management-Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Planning/Organizing-prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A strong attention to detail and comfort working with numbers
  • Must be a strong problem solver, able to create solutions to challenges in an expedient manner
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments is essential
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others; will be required to interact with a variety of vendors, colleagues and sometimes customers
  • computer skills are important
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • 1 to 3 years work experience in a leadership role
  • Proficiency in understanding and use of personal computers, Excel, Word, and e-mail
  • Bilingual and Mechanical aptitude a benefit

Physical Demand

A.

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Reaching
  • Manipulating
  • Carrying
  • Pushing
  • Keying/typing

B. Amount of Effort & % of Time Effort is Applied

  • Less than 1 pound: More than 70%
  • Between 1 & 5 pounds: More than 70%
  • Between 5 & 25 pounds: 40% to 70%
  • Between 25 & 60 pounds: 25% to 60%
  • More than 60 pounds: less than 15%

C.

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Bending

Mental or Visual Demand

  • Concentrated mental and/or visual attention; the work involves performing complex tasks to very close accuracy and quality specifications; or a high degree of hand and eye coordination for sustained periods.

 

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
 
Employment at Stahlbush Island Farms is employment at-will.  Employment at-will may be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at anytime by the employee or the agency.
 
Stahlbush Island Farms is an equal opportunity employer, program auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
 

Irrigation Specialist

This job entails the scheduling and operation of drip irrigation systems for large areas of commercial blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

Daily Tasks Include

  • involve the monitoring of soil moisture sensors and evapotranspiration (ET) data
  • programming of automatic irrigation controllers to satisfy irrigation demand
  • operation and balancing of irrigation pumps to supply irrigation requirements
  • drip system maintenance and repair, crew supervision, record keeping and data entry

Seasonal Tasks Include

  • regular application of liquid fertilizer though the drips systems by deploying; setting up and operating portable fertilizer injectors and tanks

Additional Duties May Include

  • the operation of center pivots to irrigate agricultural field crops based on plant measurements and a real time, weather-based crop water use model

 

Jr. Systems Admin

Outcomes

  • Diagnose hardware and software problems
  • Receive user support request via email, voicemail, or verbally, and respond appropriately with highest quality customer service
  • Provide basic technical training to user to enable the user to be productive with the application
  • Provide the IT Manager with support on special assignments or delegated tasks as necessary
  • Create system, process, and procedure documentation as directed by the IT Manager according to standard SIFI documentation format
  • Document, prioritize, and track requests
  • Install and configure new computers, telephones and cell phones
  • Repair and upgrade PC and Mac hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot printers, scanners, and copiers
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies
  • Undertake day to day operation of backup systems including rotation of backup tapes
  • Reorganize and archive user folders and files
  • Build and install cables
  • Research, learn, and evaluate new software
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • College degree in Computer Science or related field
  • A strong working knowledge of the MS Office Suite of products (2003, 2007 & 2010) in a MS Windows XP, 2007 and a Mac OS-X environment is essential.
  • A basic knowledge of PC assembly and repair is required.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • On-call availability
  • Agricultural business experience is a plus

 

Additional experience preferred:  

  • Relevant IT Certifications
  • Experience with Exchange email software
  • Some experience with Linux servers, Windows Server 2008 /2012
  • Microsoft SQL
  • Crystal Reports
  • VMWare
  • Kronos

Maintenance Mechanic-Corvallis

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

General Summary:

Performs maintenance and repairs on plant equipment, farm equipment, service trucks, vehicles, etc. as required to keep plant and equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants and farm operations.

Major Functions: 

Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; test and setup. Welding experience preferred. Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs. Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines. Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required repairs, maintenance and service. Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production. Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments. Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:

Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position. Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus.

Experience:

Three to five years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining equipment and machinery; prefer experience in food processing environment; welding experience

Supervision Received:

Under supervision of Maintenance Manager however must have the ability to operate independently within defined parameters with little or no supervision.

Working Conditions:

Work performed inside and outside with periods of exposure to extreme weather conditions. Frequent standing, walking, sitting, pulling, bending, pushing and lifting up to 75 lbs.

Production Supervisor

The mission for a supervisor with Stahlbush Island Farms either on the farm or in our food processing facility is to assist the manager in carrying out the goals and necessary tasks to maintain production through out the organization.

Outcomes:

  • Peak production
  • Safe work environment
  • Trained employees

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report production deviations to Managers and Quality Assurance
  • Implement Human Resource procedures ( disciplinary actions, payroll, attendance, etc)
  • Ensure compliance to SIFI policies and procedures
  • Complete required documentation for quality, production and record keeping
  • Assist in the development of S.O.P.s as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

 

Competencies

  • Honesty/Integrity – ethically behaves at the highest level. Always does what is right. Speaks plainly and truthfully. Earns highest level of trust and maintains confidences. Willingness to speak their opinion even when it is perceived to be in conflict with ownership or to be unpopular
  • Efficient with Resources – produces significant output with minimal waste of time or resources. Operates with highest of standards
  • Meets Commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs
  • High Intelligence – Learns quickly. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
  • High Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights
  • Attention to Detail- does not let important details slip through the cracks
  • Persistence- Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
  • Proactive- acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to SIFI
  • Flexible/ Adaptable – adjust quickly to changing priorities due to changes in environment or customer need
  • Creative/ Innovative – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Enthusiastic- Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Wants to be at SIFI
  • Work Ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and articulately with out being overly verbose or talkative in all forms of communications
  • Team Player – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with all members of team to produce the highest quality product
  • Embrace the Values and Commitments of SIFI to fully support and believe in the mission and values of Stahlbush Island Farms
  • Quality Management-Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Planning/Organizing-prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
  • Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A strong attention to detail and comfort working with numbers
  • Must be a strong problem solver, able to create solutions to challenges in an expedient manner
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments is essential
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others; will be required to interact with a variety of vendors, colleagues and sometimes customers
  • Computer skills are important
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • 1 to 3 years work experience in a leadership role
  • Proficiency in understanding and use of personal computers, Excel, Word, and e-mail
  • Bilingual and Mechanical aptitude a benefit

Quality Assurance Document Specialist

To be responsible for and participate in handling the regulatory affairs, compliance and submission of audit documents to our clients and regulatory agencies.

Outcomes

  • Coordinate and prepare document packages for submission to:
    • customers
    • regulatory agencies
    • internal audits
  • Educated in requirements of various regulatory agencies, and stay current with changing requirements
  • Monitor, track and recommend changes in quality assurance procedures
  • Collaborate with Q.A. Manager to develop positive and productive approaches to regulatory standards
  • Participate in GMP, Food Safety and Sanitation trainings.

Competencies

  • Honesty/Integrity – ethically behaves at the highest level. Always does what is right. Speaks plainly and truthfully. Earns highest level of trust and maintains confidences. Willingness to speak their opinion even when it is perceived to be in conflict with ownership or to be unpopular
  • Efficient with Resources – produces significant output with minimal waste of time or resources. Operates with highest of standards
  • Meets Commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs
  • High Intelligence – Learns quickly. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
  • High Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights
  • Attention to Detail- does not let important details slip through the cracks
  • Persistence- Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
  • Proactive- acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to SIFI
  • Flexible/ Adaptable – adjust quickly to changing priorities due to changes in environment or customer need
  • Creative/ Innovative – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Enthusiastic- Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Wants to be at SIFI
  • Work Ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard
  • Communications – Speaks and writes clearly and articulately with out being overly verbose or talkative in all forms of communications
  • Team Player – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with all members of team to produce the highest quality product
  • Embrace the Values and Commitments of SIFI to fully support and believe in the mission and values of Stahlbush Island Farms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with food processing
  • Agricultural Experience or complete understanding of Biological system
  • Understanding of HAACP

 

Quality Assurance Technician

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

 

General Summary: The Quality Assurance Technician works as a member of the Quality Assurance Team.  Performs inspections and testing according to Standard Operating Procedures and customer specifications to insure the quality of finished products.
 Major Functions:  ¡          Performs all required finished product testing properly and within all required sample periods.¡          Performs all raw product inspections in a timely manner.¡          Assists in maintenance and distribution of spec sheets, flow charts, nutritional compositions and other customer required documentation.

¡          Participates in solving quality and food safety issues.

¡          Collects and labels all required samples correctly and following aseptic techniques.

¡          Insures startup lines properly following procedures.

¡          Test sanitation chemicals used on the production line following proper safety regulations.

¡          Ensure all inventory and labeling is correct.

¡          Master the proper operation of all labeling equipment.

¡          Legibly completes all required documentation.

¡          Maintains all QA equipment and work areas.

¡          Properly operates and documents all metal detectors and scales.

¡          Performs other duties as assigned.

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Education: Degree in the field of Food Processing or Microbiology preferred.  Will accept any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience: Experience in Quality Assurance, food science or hands-on lab preferred but not required.  Must be detail oriented with very strong math ability.  Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
Skills & Abilities: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem solving-the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Client Services-the individual manages difficult employee and client situations, responds promptly to their needs and solicits their feedback to improve service.
  • Oral communication-the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Quality management-the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Planning/organizing-the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Adaptability-the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with a frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

 

Contact with others: Provides routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.  Maintains an extremely high level of confidentiality.
Supervision Received: Works under direct supervision of QA Manager and/or QA supervisors.
Working Conditions: Work performed in multiple environments including a lab, outdoors and in a processing plant.  Ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time, lift up to 30 lbs on a regular basis. Work at times is in a wet environment.

Refrigeration Operator Maintenance Tech

The mission for this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on plant equipment, and refrigeration equipment as required to keep plant equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants.

Outcomes

  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance as needed and/or assigned for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing functioning of refrigeration systems.
  • Prepare documentation for the purpose of providing written support in compliance of regulations.
  • Perform troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance on refrigeration equipment and plant equipment.
  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; test and setup.
  • Prepare and set up machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required repairs, maintenance and service.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor.
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position. Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus.
  • Three to five years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining equipment and machinery; prefer experience in food processing environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years combined experience with anhydrous ammonia.
  • Prefer someone with RETA (Refrigeration Engineers Technician Association) certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of operating principles governing refrigeration process.
  • Ability to work independently

Retail Logistics Coordinator

The mission for this position is to coordinate the retail line of goods from co-packing to invoicing, as well as provide customer service to both our internal and external customers.

Outcomes

  • Work closely with co-packers to assure scheduling of products to be packaged
  • Ensure inventory accuracy by coordinating the inventories of available goods
  • Organize and maintains hard copy and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment, distribution means, pricing, and contractual obligations
  • Code, and prepares proper paperwork for billing and authorization of a variety of invoices per defined processes
  • Verify inventory locations and availability for shipment against requirements specified in purchase orders
  • Aid the sales staff in identifying the packaging materials needed to ensure no delay in co-packing products
  • Provide customer service as needed to sales team as well as outside customers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in logistics or supply chain management
  • Broad range of computer knowledge, Microsoft Office
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve
  • Leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to professional responsibility
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities