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.

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!

Irrigation Supervisor - Bilingual

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 entering employee times into Time Management System (TMS) and working with the Farm Assistant to maintain accurate employee timesheets
  • Take direction from farm manager on getting main lines set up for all northern fields
  • Responsible for operation of liners’ and wheel lines
  • Responsible for operation and timing of hand lines
  • Manage a 4-8 person crew of Spanish only or bilingual crew
  • Responsible for starting pumps
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work around processing plant waste water
  • Mentor and train irrigators
  • Provide routine information to managers.
  • 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.
  • Verifiable experience in the agricultural irrigation field.
  • Valid driver’s license required with the ability drive company vehicles.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

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.

Marketing Manager

Mission

Manage the Marketing Department at Stahlbush Island Farms, the public relations strategy and the delivery of social media campaigns, ensuring the organizational values, ambitions and goals are achieved.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Manage all marketing for the company and activities within the Marketing Department
  • Develop the marketing strategy for the company in line with company objectives
  • Co-coordinate marketing campaigns with both the Industrial Sales and Retail Sales Teams
  • Create, plan & implement promotional campaigns for the Retail Sales Teams
  • Manage, create & post relevant content to all websites and social media
  • Monitor all social media accounts
  • Create new packaging designs; maintain existing packaging
  • Draft communication to the company and to consumers
  • Compose press releases; respond accurately to reporters and media
  • Report directly to the Director of Industrial Sales and Marketing

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years in marketing management or relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or relevant degree
  • Expert in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Firm grasp on social media
  • Expert on grammar and the English language
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Able to navigate a camera and compose a photograph
  • Public speaking experience a plus

Mission

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.

QA Lab Technician - Frontline

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

SQF Practitioner/Internal Auditor

Mission

The Mission for this position is to manage and coordinate all the necessary audit elements, paperwork and client relationships to continue the success of the Stahlbush certifications, along with supporting the internal team to ensure the proper completion of audit requirements. Position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager for direction and tasks.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  •       Perform 100% of weekly audits of production and non-production areas according to defined schedule. Audits are to be completed over all 3 operating shifts.
  • Desk audits are to cover all areas of prerequisite programs, and are to be completed once a month at the minimum
  • Internal audit reports are to be sent out via email within 3 hours after the conclusion of the audit
  • Request for corrective action on outstanding internal audit findings will be sent out no later than 1 week after the final audit for that area to close out findings for that month
  • Completion of SQF monthly reports to senior management must be completed by the 10th day of the month
  • HACCP and SQF certifications must be obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Prepare audit materials for customer audits within 3 days of the scheduled audit
  • Send out SQF preparation materials to department heads no later than February 1st of the current year
  • Set monthly meetings with department heads starting in February of the current year to discuss progress on SQF audit prep
  • Maintain excellent rating yearly on SQF audit
  • Maintain the quality communication program by giving a training/talk to applicable departments, once per month.

Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor’s in biology and chemistry
  • Aptitude for learning new programs
  • Some lab experience in microbiology and/or food science.
  • Experience with editing, proofreading, technical writing and data entry
  • Experience with SQF and other audits
  • Ability to lead and influence others with professionalism

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.

Food Production Supervisor

Mission

To assist the manager in carrying out the goals and necessary tasks to maintain production in the food processing plant and throughout the organization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Maintain production quality and production timing
  • Ensure compliance to policies and procedures
  • Complete required documentation for quality, production, sanitation and record keeping
  • Assist in the development of SOPs as needed
  • Report production deviations to Managers and Quality Assurance
  • Implement Human Resource procedures (disciplinary actions, payroll, attendance, etc)
  • During an absence of the Production Superintendent, the Supervisor will cover

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • 1 to 3 years work experience in a leadership role
  • Leadership skills in safety production, quality, training and team building
  • Strong attention to detail and comfort working with numbers
  • Solution-oriented
  • Multi-tasker, able to set appropriate priorities with strong follow through
  • Strong communication skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a bonus
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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. 

Maintenance Planner

Mission

The purpose of the maintenance planner at Stahlbush Island Farms is to schedule both planned and unplanned maintenance activities, ensure the correct parts are on hand to support the maintenance work, and ensure manufacturers recommended maintenance procedures are documented for use by the maintenance personnel.

The maintenance planner will also assist in building a database, using MPluse, that contains basic information and service parts used on each piece of equipment. You must have the ability and desire to be engaged with the equipment throughout the plant. This will be a very “hands on” position!

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all preventative maintenance is completed on farm and plant equipment
  • Ensure that work orders are set up in MPulse software
  • Ensure that work orders contain a complete list of maintenance instructions and include vendor maintenance recommendations
  • Plan for and purchase all parts to complete preventative maintenance
  • Perform audits on all plant and farm equipment to build a database of service part requirements for each piece of equipment
  • Track work order status
  • Continue to audit/improve/maintain the information contained within the MPulse maintenance software on an ongoing basis

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree in a related field, Bachelor’s degree is desired
  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Hard working, self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic, willing to learn
  • Team player
  • Self-starter

IT Systems Administrator

Mission

Keep uptime to 99% and greater. Continuously provide customer and technical service to the team across this amazing, organic, sustainable farm and food production company! This is a very hands-on role that requires mobility and strong customer service skills.

Understanding of and experience in programming a must (think HTML, JavaScript, PHP)!

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Diagnose hardware and software problems
  • Receive user support request and offer timely response via email, voicemail or verbally
  • Provide basic technical training to users in Exchange, Outlook, Windows, Office Suite, Dynamics SL, Linux Servers, Windows Servers, VMware, Powershell, etc.
  • Provide the IT Manager with support on special assignments or delegated tasks
  • Create system, process, and procedure documentation as directed by the IT Manager
  • Document, prioritize and track requests
  • Install and configure new computers, telephones and cell phones
  • Repair and upgrade PC and Mac hardware and software
  • Repair and manage cell phones
  • Troubleshoot printers, scanners and copiers
  • Build and install cables
  • Research, learn and evaluate new software
  • Develop and maintain internal web forums
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Programming experience—HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MS SQL
  • Strong working knowledge of the MS Office Suite of products in a MS Windows environment
  • A basic knowledge of PC assembly and repair is required
  • On-call availability when the IT Manager is away
  • VMware
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to translate tech speak into layperson terms

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.
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.
To apply for a position at Stahlbush Island Farms, please email your resume and the position title you are applying to:recruiting@stahlbush.com or find us on Indeed!

For Plant and Farm Associates, we have open orientation each weekday at 9am.

 

Please show up early to park and get an on-the-spot interview for the Plant or Farm Associate positions. Be sure to bring a photo I.D. ; it is required!

 

3122 Stahlbush Island Rd

Corvallis, OR 97333

 

After you turn onto Stahlbush Island Rd, follow the winding road, take a right at the first stop sign and a left at the second stop sign. Stop at the guard post and let the guard know that you are here for orientation! Present your photo I.D. They will tell you where to park. Once you park, enter the “Break Room.” We look forward to seeing you there!

The statements made in any and all of the position postings 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.

 

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.

 

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