Now Hiring Plant Labor
Competitive Wages Plus Shift Differential

 

Farm Team

 

Sourcing, planting, weeding, irrigating and harvesting all fall under our team’s responsibilities. We source seeds or raw product, walk the fields, pull the weeds, water the plants, drive the tractors, ensure the health and safety of our plants and harvest our crops. We love the soil, farming and contributing to a bountiful harvest.

Irrigation Specialist - Bilingual, English/Spanish

Mission

The Mission for this position is to manage information, labor, equipment, inputs and technology. Position reports to the Annual Irrigation Manager for direction and tasks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operation of liners and wheel lines
  • Responsible for operation and timing of hand lines
  • Responsible for starting pumps
  • Must be able to work around processing plant waste water
  • Mentor and train irrigators
  • Provide routine information to managers
  • Take direction from farm manager on getting main lines set up
  • Manage a 4-8 person crew of Spanish-speaking only or bilingual crew
  • Responsible for entering employee times into Time Management System (TMS) and working with the farm assistant to maintain accurate employee timesheets

Required Qualifications

 

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to drive company-owned vehicles
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Farm Endorsed Truck Driver

Mission

The mission of this position is to be responsible for operating farm trucks in an accurate and timely manner as well as move farm equipment and materials safely both on the farm and out on the road. We are looking for both CDL and Farm Endorsed Drivers for the 2019 harvest season. Jobs last until Christmas time. Local driving only, both day and graveyard available. We get you home each night!

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Operate farm trucks and trailers effectively and safely
  • Drive within 150 mile radius
  • Tarp a truck load
  • Sit, stand, walk and connect and disconnect trailers
  • Self-starter, must be able to work with limited supervision
  • High integrity and work ethic, positive attitude
  • Detail Oriented
  • Accurate completion of paperwork
  • Good communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • Valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Experience is vital in trucks, trailers and farm equipment driving
  • We can farm endorse your license if you have the skills and experience!

Shipping & Logistics Team

 

We keep track of inventory and make sure that our products are delivered to their intended destination on time. We coordinate with truckers, handle shipping and make sure that we have enough blueberries in our freezer at any given moment.

Dock Forklift Operator

Mission

The mission of this position is to maintain order and movement of raw and finished product and supplies in to and out of the all storage warehouses and freezers areas. Includes loading and unloading product for  inbound and outbound shipment from the docks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Operate SIFI forklifts in compliance to all Safety policies and procedures at highly proficient level.
  • Transport finished product from freezer or warehouse locations stacking pallets and racking vertically.
  • Load and unload finished product into and out of transportation carriers.
  • Familiarize and understand Dock Standard Operating Procedures and Products and Coding.
  • Fill orders and pull product to support customer and plant processing needs.
  • Flexibility for Day, Swing and Graveyard shifts as required.
  • Ensure that all product and merchandise is not damaged and stored correctly.
  • Work inside, outside and within freezer space and coolers consistently on a shift basis.
  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; test and setup.
  • Ensure compliance of documentation on inventory and packaging.
  • Understand and process logistics documentation, compliance, and bill of lading documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Three to five year forklift experience required.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English desired.
  • Must pass written and driving forklift certification prior to hire date.
  • Some basic computer data input ability.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Attention to detail.

CDL Driver

Mission

The mission of this position is to be responsible for operating tractor trailer rigs in an accurate and timely manner. 

**Local driving only, both day and swing shift flexibility

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Self-starter, must be able to work with limited supervision
  • High integrity and work ethic, positive attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Accurate completion of paperwork
  • Good communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish/English desired
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License 
  • Class A CDL Required
  • Experience driving an 18 Wheeler

Biogas & Engineering Team

 

We take care of our biogas plant, affectionately known as the energy cow. We take agricultural by-product from the plant, feed it to our biogas and generate electricity, steam, hot air and fertilizer as a result. We crunch the numbers to come up with an ideal feedstock and ensure that it’s happy, healthy and producing every day.
Sales & Marketing Team

 

We work to promote our line of amazing frozen products through increased distribution, consumer education, PR initiatives, new product development, innovative packaging designs, tradeshow events, advertising campaigns and social media. We are food lovers that tell the story about our premium frozen items and why they are so special.
Quality Assurance Team

 

We are food scientists and documentation specialists. We ensure that our products are safe and of the highest quality. We monitor production in the plant, sample for quality, conduct routine testing, manage all of our certifications and ensure that when our products reach their final destination, they are the perfect Stahlbush quality.

Quality Assurance LAB Technician

Mission

The mission for this position as a member of the Quality Assurance Team is to perform inspections and testing according to Standard Operating Procedures and customer specifications to insure the quality of finished products. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Perform all required finished product testing properly and within all required sample periods
  • Perform all raw product inspections in a timely manner
  • Assist in maintenance and distribution of spec sheets, flow charts, nutritional compositions and other customer required documentation
  • Participate in solving quality and food safety issues
  • Collect and label all required samples correctly and according to aseptic techniques 
  • Test sanitation chemicals used on the production line following proper safety regulations 
  • Ensure inventory and labeling is correct
  • Master the proper operation of all labeling equipment 
  • Legibly complete all required documentation 
  • Maintain all QA equipment and work areas
  • Properly operate and document all metal detectors and scales
  • Provide routine information to and solicit situation specific information company-wide from employees, managers, and external relationships and general inquiries
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Science background preferred. Will accept any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Experience in Quality Assurance, food science, or hands-on lab preferred but not required
  • Must be detail oriented with very strong math ability
  • Must be flexible working various shifts, including night shift, swing shift, and day shift
  • Works under direct supervision of QA Manager and/or QA Supervisors

Fab Shop Team

 

We conceptualize, build and implement whatever is needed at Stahlbush. We weld steel, build plant-safe equipment and take on new and exciting challenges every day. We like to work with our hands and create useful items that improve the way that we operate at Stahlbush.

Senior Fabricator/ Welder

Mission

The mission for this position is to work as part of a Fabrication Shop team responsible for the custom construction of various complex food processing and farming equipment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for various types of weld preparation, welding and weld finishing operations to manufacture product to customer drawings, specifications, or other forms of instruction.
  • Interpretation of mechanical drawings.
  • Read/interpret blueprints, layout, fitting, cut lists, design basics, rigging, ironworking, press brake, shear, and other duties.
  • Knowledge of wire and filler materials applications for various steel alloys, aluminum, and some exotic materials.
  • Must be able to devise metal fabrication solutions to repair or construction problems encountered in the absence of complete plans.
  • Must be able to use conventional and precision measuring instruments.
  • Finish grinding applications using manual and power tools.
  • 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.

Required 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 welding experience, preferably in a manufacturing or food-processing environment.
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of industrial fabrication including MIG, TIG, mild and stainless steel.
  • Should be familiar with or willing to learn Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP.
  • Must speak, read and write English. Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired.
  • Must be an experienced welder.
  • Must have working knowledge of weld set up parameters (amps, volts, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently.

Plant Team

 

We turn raw product into finished product. We take the food that comes in from the field and turn it into the safest, highest quality frozen products available. We work around the clock to make sure that our freshly harvested products are blanched, pasteurized and individually quick frozen, pureed or aseptically pureed immediately. Finished products are our passion.
Maintenance & Mechanics Team

 

We take care of all the machinery and equipment at Stahlbush. We envision better harvesters, maintain our state-of-the-art equipment and sometimes even make field calls. It’s our job to make sure that everything works the way that it should. We are problem solvers, headache relievers and occasionally miracle workers.

Electrician - LME or Journeyman

Mission

The mission for this position is to conduct, maintain, test, and repair electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and components. Apply 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. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance and repair – diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs.

  • 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 any faulty operations, defective material, and, and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor.

  • Provide routine information to and solicit situation specific information company wide from employees, managers, and external relationships and general inquiries. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Three to five years of verifiable experience or 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, and industrial maintenance a plus. Mechanic/Electrician Oregon Building Codes LME or LMPJ license. 

  • 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. 

  • Ability to operate independently within defined parameters with little or no supervision. 

Auto Maintenance Mechanic

Mission

The mission of this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on plant equipment, farm equipment, service trucks, vehicles, etc. as required keeping plant and equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants and farm operations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; test and setup.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of equipment/implements; all equipment and machines necessary for operation of food processing plants.
  • Prepare and set 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.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus.
  • 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 equipment and machinery; prefer experience in food processing environment.
  • Experience in welding.
  • Ability to work independently.

Finance & Purchasing Team

 

We ensure that we keep our commitments, that are invoices are up to date and that the company’s finances are in order. We also purchase all the items that the farm needs to operate such as office supplies, labels and bulk packaging.

Purchasing Manager

Mission

The mission for this position is to lead the Purchasing Department team in sourcing equipment, parts, and services across multiple categories of spend with a goal of ensuring best delivery timing, quality, pricing, and payment terms.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies
  •  Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing; monitor the effectiveness of procedures; revise and improve purchasing processes
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduct expenses and improve effectiveness 
  • Craft supplier negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with reliable vendors and suppliers; develop new supply sources where vendors are inadequate
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for parts, supplies, and equipment
  • Manage daily flow of requisitions, requests for quotes and PO’s from multiple areas and assign among purchasing department members, as necessary
  • Maintain SQF documentation of technical specifications for materials and supplies approved for food processing
  • Oversee operations of the parts warehouse ensuring optimal stocking levels and adherence to established SOPs
  • Design and implement better processes for returns, sale, or disposal of surplus parts and supplies 
  • Exercise discretion and judgement 

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or related field 
  • 2-5 years experience as purchasing manager / agent or related experience with sourcing and vendor management 
  • Experience with negotiation and networking
  • Strong leadership capabilities 
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Technical knowledge of farm and food processing equipment and parts is preferred

Human Resources Team

 

Also known as HR, we are responsible for protecting and educating our employees and creating a fun company culture. We take care of the details like payroll, appropriate dress codes, annual company training, acclimating new employees and generally ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc is an equal opportunity employer, focused on the employment and advancement of all applicants and colleagues for employment and promotion without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.