Bilingual HR Assistant

Mission

The mission for this position is to provide general farm office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Responsible for answering and directing incoming calls as well as additional clerical duties.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with supervisors to ensure crews are staffed for the most efficient operation for both the farm and the plant.
  • Assist with orientation for new and returning employees including all paperwork.
  • Translate daily between employees and managers, both oral and written.
  • Professionally administer all incoming calls to ensure exceptional customer service.
  • Greet guests and employees in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.
  • Processes employee paperwork for new hires and terminations.
  • Assist in ordering, receiving and stocking supplies.
  • Provides callers with information such as company address, directions to the farm location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Provide outreach and recruitment efforts at direction of the Human Resource Manager.
  • Maintain an extremely high level of confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum H.S. diploma or GED.
  • Must be bilingual English/Spanish.
  • 6 months to 2 years relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer knowledge including working ability with Microsoft Office.
  • Ideally 1-2 years of experience working in a customer service environment.

Bio-Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Mission

The mission for this position is to assist the Bio-Plant Manager in the daily operations of the anaerobic digester.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Perform general maintenance of pumps and other machinery.
  • Heavy labor working in a wet and messy environment.
  • Identify and resolve problems efficiently.
  • Communicate both in writing and verbally with employees and supervisors.
  • Identify inefficiencies and promote quality, accuracy, and thoroughness.
  • Schedule and organize work action plans.
  • Respond to changes in the work environment.
  • Model reliability and dependability expectancies.
  • Observe all safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • 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.  
  • Millwright experience highly desired.
  • Hard working, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Forklift and other light machinery operation experience preferred but will train.
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude preferred.

CHP Technician

Mission

The mission of this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on the Stahlbush Island Farms Combined Heat & Power (CHP) genset unit. Stahlbush Island Farms owns and operates a biomethane fueled Caterpillar G3520C genset unit. This position is responsible for all areas of maintenance and diagnostics for this unit.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report directly to the maintenance manager. The employee will work closely with multiple departments throughout the company.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of large internal combustion engines and generator sets.
  • 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 large internal combustion engine diagnostics and repair.
  • 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 CHP genset units.
  • Experience in welding.
  • Ability to work independently.

Contract Manufacturing Assistant

Mission

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Assist Contract Manufacturing Manager (Co-Pack Manager) in all tasks & duties
  • Coordinate communication between Co-Pack Manager and all other departments including Production, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, etc.
  • Request bids for freight, and secure freight.
  • Arrange freight of ingredients to co-packers, freight of finished goods from co-packer to warehouse, freight of finished goods from warehouse to warehouse.
  • Enter data for freight transfers in internal systems.
  • Processing orders in a timely manner as needed.
  • Creating releases for each PO to send to our warehouses.
  • Create product releases for freight company, warehouse, and receiver.
  • Organize and maintain hard copies and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment, distribution, pricing and contractual obligations.
  • Maintain and consolidate accurate inventory in two systems.
  • Provide customer service as needed to Sales team as well as outside customers.
  • Crosstrain in invoicing
  • Assist other Retail Team members in all duties as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • During absence, this position serves as coverage for the following position: Retail Co-pack Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Data entry experience preferred
  • Must possess strong skills in Excel and other MS Office Suite Applications
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to professional responsibility.
  • Good report writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.

Farm Mechanic Apprentice

Mission

The objective of this position is to become well versed in maintenance and repairs for farm equipment (i.e. tractors, implements, pickups, semi’s, service trucks, etc.) as required to keep equipment functional and in top mechanical condition/performance to meet needs of farming operations.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Assist with equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, trouble codes, execute necessary repairs, change fluids & filters as needed when time for service.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of farm equipment/implements.
  • Maintain a neat tidy work space, keep other areas clean.
  • 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.
  • 1 year of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining farm implements and tractors, or automotive/diesel.
  • 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

Farm Mechanic - Pleasant Hill

Mission

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 and in top mechanical condition/performance to meet needs of farming operations.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Assist with 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 tracking width is required, hook up implements, test & 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.
  • 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.
  • 1-2 years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining farm implements and tractors, or automotive/diesel.
  • 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

General Labor

Overview

At Stahlbush, we hire ages 16 and up for general labor on the farm. Tasks may include harvesting and weeding. Interested individuals should report to the main farm at 3122 Stahlbush Island Road for open orientation.

Open Orientation Schedule

  • Every day at 9:00 a.m.

Additional Requirements

  • Two forms of identification
  • Be prepared to work immediately following orientation

HR Assistant - Pleasant Hill

Mission

The mission for this position is to provide general farm office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Responsible for answering and directing incoming calls as well as additional clerical duties.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with shift supervisors to ensure crews are staffed for the most efficient operation for both the farm and the plant.
  • Assist with orientation for new and returning employees including all paperwork.
  • Translate daily between employees and managers, both oral and written.
  • Professionally administer all incoming calls to ensure exceptional customer service.
  • Greet guests and employees in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.
  • Assist Farm Manager with office tasks to include copying, faxing, emails, etc.
  • Processes employee paperwork for new hires and terminations. Must be coordinated with Human Resources office in Corvallis.
  • Assist in ordering, receiving and stocking supplies.
  • Provides callers with information such as company address, directions to the farm location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Provide outreach and recruitment efforts at direction of Farm Manager and Human Resource Manager.
  • Maintain a extremely high level of confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum H.S. diploma or GED.
  • Must be bilingual English/Spanish.
  • 6 months to 2 years relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer knowledge including working ability with Microsoft Office.
  • Ideally 1-2 years of experience working in a customer service environment.

Maintenance Electrician

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/electronic 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 & Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance & 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 faulty operations, defective material 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, or 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 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 & 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.

Millwright

Mission

The mission of this position is to work collaboratively with other plant maintenance and production personnel to install, maintain, and operate plant food processing machinery in a safe and efficient manner.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Understand and apply all safety standards including lock out tag out, confined space, fall protection, etc. Work in a safe manner even when no safety standards exist for the particular activity.
  • Install and maintain equipment that is part of a puree canning line. This equipment includes retorts, palletizers, depalletizers, can loaders and unloaders, can fillers, lidders, seamers, etc.
  • Install and maintain a wide variety of plant food processing equipment including conveyors, size reducers, sorters, washers, peelers, blanchers, heat exchangers, metal detectors, finishers, pumps, fillers, processors, and other product specific pieces of machinery.
  • Install and maintain hardware to support the proper operation of the plant steam, ammonia refrigeration, water, compressed air and waste water systems.
  • Complete work orders in the computerized maintenance management software system to report on work completed.
  • Monitor and perform field inspections on equipment. Take action (report, operate, repair, fabricate, clean, adjust, etc) on field equipment and process.
  • Maintain work area in a clean, organized and safe manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

  • Previous millwright experience required.
  • Millwright certification desired.
  • Must be able to perform all technical aspects of the job by using all tools or systems required to perform work (MIG and ARC welders, cutting torch, plasma cutter, micrometers and calipers).
  • Must understand and apply all administration and safety procedures throughout the plant. Requires an ability to read, understand and apply all schematics, drawings, technical publications and logic required or related to the job.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to solve practical problems and follow a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Previous experience operating equipment and performing maintenance tasks preferred.
  • Automotive knowledge, repair and troubleshooting skills a plus.

Parts Warehouse Clerk

Mission

The mission for this position is to work as part of the purchasing department team to maintain the organization of the parts warehouse and process orders for stock.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Maintain parts inventory, including stocking shelves, organizing bins, binning and labeling new parts and recording location.
  • Assist internal customers with locating and checking out parts using barcode scanners.
  • Assemble part kits for specific work orders.
  • Enter data into inventory system, researching technical specifications and maintaining parts numbering system.
  • Monitor parts inventory levels and assist with stock orders on a daily basis.
  • Assist with inventory cycle counts daily.
  • Assist with receiving parts and processing parts returns and warranties.
  • Identify obsolete and slow moving parts and assist with selling them using various channels.
  • Work closely with maintenance and fabrication departments’ personnel to determine which parts should be kept in stock and appropriate stocking levels.
  • Strictly follow policies & procedures for safeguarding the company’s assets and loss prevention.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Minimum 1-2 years warehousing experience or experience in automotive, technology, procurement or other like environments working with parts & materials order management and fulfillment.
  • Forklift Certified
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented with good analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Production Superintendent

Mission

The mission for this position is to oversee and coordinate various manufacturing functions within a complex food processing facility, driving maximum yield, efficiency and productivity results with the production team and delivering best quality product to customers. The position requires an independent leader capable of making business decisions, able to empower, train and motivate staff, lead change and execute on strategic decisions.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Oversee best in class food processing operation focusing on results – quality, throughput, yield and optimum utilization of human resources and equipment.
  • Partner with Procurement, QA and Maintenance to ensure compliance with quality and sanitation policies, procedures and systems to include HACCP and GMPs.
  • Manage production schedule to achieve plant performance optimization and timely customer order fulfillment.
  • Develop an effective safety culture that proactively deals with safety risk in the workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with all FDA, OSHA, local regulatory agencies and auditing requirements.
  • Actively participate in work force planning, hiring, training and talent development to foster a high performing team.
  • Evaluate current operations and implement changes in processes and procedures for continuous improvement in safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Recommend and provide justification for capital expenditures for further enhancement of production capabilities.
  • Review and ensure full compliance with production documentation standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • During absence, this position serves as coverage for the following position: VP of Operations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, engineering, business, manufacturing or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive managerial experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Self-motivated with strong analytical/problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office programs
  • Experience with food processing, FDA/USDA regulations, SQF standards preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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.

* This job posting is for Seasonal (June-December), swing and graveyard shift available.

Essential Functions & 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 completes all required documentation.
  • Maintain all QA equipment and work areas.
  • Properly operate and documents 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.
  • Works under direct supervision of QA Manager and/or QA supervisors.  

Quality Assurance Rover / Assistant

Mission

The mission for this position is to provide support for Quality Assurance management.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Assists QA department in the following:
    • Coordinate and prepare document packages for submission to:
      • Customers
      • Regulatory agencies
      • Internal audits
    • Data transfer.
    • Provide backup for: QA Data Tech
    • Incident Research

Required Qualifications

  • Science background preferred. Will accept any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Microsoft Word/Excel.
  • College level biology and chemistry preferred.
  • Comfortable learning new programs.
  • Some background in microbiology and/or food science.
  • Experience with editing, proofreading, technical writing and data entry.

Refrigeration Operator Maintenance Tech

Mission

The mission for this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on plant and refrigeration equipment as required keeping plant equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants. This position is night shift 10pm-6am.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Oversee the work of others with respect to respect to ammonia refrigeration.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Ability to teach and train other member of the maintenance team.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • RETA CIRO certification or RETA CARO certification with commitment to obtain CIRO certification within first year of employment
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of operating principles governing refrigeration process.
  • Ability to work independently.

Senior Fabricator

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 & 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

Truck Drivers

Overview

Truck drivers with some experience needed! We don’t require a CDL license. Will drive local routes in the Corvallis and Albany area. Looking for experience driving truck trailer. 

Additional Requirements

  • Current Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • If your driver’s license is out of state, we require an official driving record

To apply for a position at Stahlbush Island Farms, please send your resume and cover letter to: recruiting@stahlbush.com
Or mail it to: Human Resources
3122 Stahlbush Island Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97333
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