Accounting Assistant

Mission

The mission for this position is to support the accounting department on various projects and tasks, as needed.  This position will also be cross-trained in a number of accounting functions to serve as a backup.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Extremely detail oriented with a solid understanding of basic accounting functions.
  • Ability to accurately process high volumes of data entry
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
  • Ability to look for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or equivalent years of related experience and/or training.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in accounting or related field preferred.
  • Strong experience and understanding of MS Office applications.

Assistant Field Rep

Mission

To perform daily tasks as specified by Field Representative and Raw Product Procurement Manager to provide assistance in the collection and documentation of information required to meet customer quality standards and maintain the status of the farm’s certification as a sustainable and organic farm.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report directly to the field representatives and raw product procurement manager. The employee will work closely with multiple farm managers, administrative staff, and others throughout the company along with outside suppliers/contract growers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Scout row, dryland and perennial crops throughout the growing season according to set scouting schedule
  • Complete duties associated with our integrated pest management program
  • Prepare and submit scouting reports to team on a regular basis
  • Develop and provide yield estimations/track harvest timing to the procurement department
  • Scout fields prior to harvest and develop pre-harvest inspections to be distributed across all departments
  • Create maps and driving directions for the harvest and trucking departments
  • Discuss findings with field representatives, farm managers, and growers to insure quality of crop
  • Support with documentation management for audit and quality purposes
  • Collect crop and soil samples as requested; work with lab team to insure tests are completed
  • Attend commission meetings and extension service events for research and furthering education
  • Contribute to expanding grower base by securing acres for following growing year
  • Possible overnight travel to remote farm and field locations during season

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Agriculture related field
  • Passion to pursue a career in the agricultural or food production industry
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver license, drive and safely operate company vehicles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to work independently
  • Basic understanding of farming practices and the nature of the industry
  • Pass drug screen test
  • Must obtain a pesticide applicator or consulting license within 1 year of hire date

Associate Buyer

Mission

To communicate with Sales department, Production, Field department, and outside growers/suppliers in order to purchase and coordinate shipments of quality raw product. Assist in the collection and documentation of information that is required to meet customer quality standards and maintain the status of the farm’s certification as a sustainable & organic farm. Additionally this position will assist with the management of the seed cleaning facility located offsite.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report directly to the raw product procurement manager. The employee will work closely with multiple departments throughout the company along with outside growers/suppliers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Supply production with quality raw product that is delivered according to the processing schedule
    • Work with trucking department to meet processing and harvest timing to insure product arrives on time
  • Maintain competitive pricing in comparison to the market
  • Resolve any issues with raw product thoroughly and in a timely manner
  • Responsible for internally auditing documentation for compliance to meet sustainable and organic certifications; will be present during audits
  • Evaluate status and quality of raw product by collecting samples or scouting fields, as needed
  • Completing weight sheets for product received to provide accounts payable; all data will be crosschecked with traceability standards
  • Create contracts with outside suppliers and growers
  • Provide assistance to seed cleaner manager, as required:
    • Help manage inventory, documentation for organic standards, work with customers to meet spec, complete BOL’s for inbound/outbound shipments
  • Compile sales reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in agriculture related field or equivalent of work experience
  • Passion to pursue a career in the agricultural or food production industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Ability and willingness to work independently
  • Basic understanding of farming practices and the nature of the industry
  • Knowledge of current market pricing, food safety, and agriculture certifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Pass drug screen test

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.

Reporting Relationships

The employee will work closely with multiple departments throughout the company along with outside growers/suppliers.

Essential Functions & 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.

Farm Mechanic - Corvallis

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Maintain parts inventory.
  • 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.
  • 3-5 years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining farm implements and tractors, or automotive/diesel.
  • 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

Inventory Specialist

Mission

The mission for this position is inventory management; development and implementation of policies, procedures, systems and best practices with regard to inventory controls; maintenance of accurate records pertaining to inventory physical counts, classifications, allocations, and costing for purposes of coordination between production, QA, logistics and sales as well as fair financial statements presentation.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical inventory counts and prepare reconciliations on a regular basis.
  • Maintain inventory control records, including production, transfers and sales, and provide reports to management on a regular basis.
  • Act as liaison between Sales, Production, Quality Control, Logistics and Accounting.
  • Manage customer allocations in concert with QA recommendations.
  • Actively participate in crop planning and production planning meetings and assist Sales with monitoring customer contracts fulfillment.
  • Monitor inventory levels, identify trends, and recommend any necessary changes to management.
  • Ensure on-hold, unsaleable or unusable inventory is properly identified and is timely reworked or disposed.
  • Following a thorough analysis of the company’s current inventory policies & procedures, identify any deficiencies and inefficiencies, make correctional recommendations and implement changes or new systems.
  • Prepare external storage account reconciliations on a regular basis.
  • Manage inventory transfers with a goal of maximizing production efficiencies and minimizing costs.
  • Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associates degree and 3 to 5 years related work experience.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and analytical stills.
  • 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 customers.
  • Must be able to work in a high-stress environment, be flexible and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Strong work ethics is essential.
  • Strong computer skills are important. Excel, Word, e-mail and 10-key skills are required.

Irrigation Specialist

Mission

The Mission for this position is to manage information, labor, equipment, inputs and technology. Self-directed position, reporting to the Farm Manager.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for entering employee times into a PDA 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 6-15 person crew of English only, 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 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.
  • Two to Five of 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.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.

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. 
  • 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.

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 Supply Chain Auditor

Mission

The mission for this position is to ensure that all manufacturing of products meet Stahlbush Island Farms high quality and food safety standards. As Quality Assurance Supply Chain Auditor, ensure compliance to food safety and quality policy, respond to customer complaints, perform internal and supplier audits, and/or writes procedures as required. This position is also responsible for assisting the Vice President of Sales, Quality Assurance Manager, and Marketing in investigating, planning, and implementing the improvements in food safety, quality and manufacturing processes with the end result of producing a better quality product more efficiently.

This individual will be a full time employee in a position of responsibility for the successful management of the SQF system, internal audits and customer audits as requested. This position requires overnight travel to suppliers and co-packers.

Additionally, we seek a candidate that has the knowledge/aptitude to implement and manage the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

The applicant must have the ability to observe and perform inspections of the manufacturing plants and storage facilities to determine compliance with food safety standards.

The individual will ensure that food products match up to product specifications, preparing reports detailing quality, safety and product issues for customers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Communicate with facility leadership teams throughout all phases of the audit process.
  • As SQF Practitioner, oversee the documentation, development, implementation of methods, review, validation and verification, and maintenance of the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) System, including all pre-requisite and associated plans and programs. Validate changes to plans and programs that may impact food safety and quality.
  • Host and maintain all customers, regulatory and 3rd party global audits.
  • Manage internal audits and inspections, to determine degree of compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Document all observations and corrective actions and initiate enforcement action where warranted.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Have completed a HACCP Course that enables them to be competent to implement and maintain the HACCP program.
  • Be trained on and understand the SQF code. This requires an SQF certification through the SQFI.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred in a food manufacturing environment.
  • BS in food science, microbiology, engineering or related field.

Retail CSR-Order Processor

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.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report directly to the Retail Logistics Manager and the National Retail Sales Managers. The employee will work closely with multiple departments throughout the company.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Confirms PO’s including but not limited to: ETA, CPU and product availability.
  • Processing orders in a timely manner
  • Creating releases for each PO to send to our warehouses.
  • Freight arrangements
  • Organize and maintain hard copies and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment, distribution, pricing and contractual obligations.
  • Maintain accurate inventory and PO spreadsheets.
  • Online portal processing.
  • Provide customer service as need to Sales team as well as outside customers.
  • Crosstrain in invoicing
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • During absence, this position serves as coverage for the following position: Retail Logistics Manager

Required Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in logistics or data entry preferred.
  • Broad range of computer knowledge.
  • Leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to professional responsibility.
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Systems and users information requirement analysis skills.
  • Good report writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.
  • Demonstrate computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and Access.

Shipping Truck Driver

Mission

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

Essential Functions & 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

  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
  • CDL Required
  • Bilingual Spanish/English desired.

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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