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

  • Confirms PO’s including but not limited to: ETA, CPU and product availability.
  • 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 freight transfers in to internal system.
  • 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 accurate inventory in two systems.
  • Provide customer service as needed 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 Co-pack 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.

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 & 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.

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

Human Resource Manager

Mission

The mission for this position is to guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, payroll and recruiting programs for Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Prepare, recommend, and maintain records and procedures for controlling personnel transactions and reporting personnel data.
  • Maintain permanent personnel records.

  • Propose, publish and administer personnel policies.

  • Maintain knowledge of employment law through seminars, written information and associations to be able to guide management and insure that company remains within legal guidelines.

  • Administer the company’s benefit programs, which include medical/dental, 401(k), group life insurance and AFLAC. Responsible for the timely processing of eligibility, contributions and billing for employee benefit programs.

  • Obtain bids upon renewal of benefits and confer with management regarding benefit costs.

  • Managing an effective recruitment program for both seasonal and full-time professional staff. Coordinate recruitment efforts with managers.

  • Maintain high visibility of the company as an “employer of choice” by attending career fairs and other recruiting events, working with educational institutions and other community organizations.

  • Assist managers with employees’ training and development and performance management.

  • Investigate and resolve employee issues. Facilitate communication between labor and management including translation and interpretation.

  • Administer classification programs which include classifying positions and writing job descriptions.

  • Monitor unemployment claims and assist managers with appeals.

  • Maintain an extremely high level of confidentiality.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • This position has been identified as holding responsibility for food safety and quality of the company. This responsibility extends over all shifts.

  • During absence, the following position serves as coverage to this position: Chief Management Officer.

Required Qualifications
 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of human resources or related field, eight to ten years of experience in human resources or any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Experience in employee relations, recruitment and selection, HRIS, compensation and benefit administration.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

  • Ability to work independently

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.

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 that contains basic information and service parts used on each piece of equipment.  The maintenance planner will use MPulse maintenance software to assist in accomplishing this mission.

Essential Functions & 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.
    • Ensure that parts are on hand to complete preventative maintenance.
  • Perform audit on all plant and farm equipment to build a database of service part requirements for each piece of equipment.  Add this information to MPulse.
  • Track work order status.
  • Continue to audit/improve/maintain the information contained within the MPulse maintenance software on an ongoing basis.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Familiarity with maintenance software is required.
  • Ability to work with a team is required.
  • Ability and desire to crawl around on the equipment and throughout the plant is a requirement.  This will be a very “hands on” job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in a related field, Bachelor’s degree is desired.
  • Hard working, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude preferred
  • 2 – 5 years of experience. 
  • 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.

Part-time IT Tech Support and Help Desk Intern

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

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

Remote Quality Assurance Specialist

Mission

The mission for this position is tofollow guidelines and legislation as standard under food quality and safety laws and Audit Schemes.  Ability to research and interpret new legislation, guidelines, theories, labs, equipment; and to create and implement policies that follow with this research. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Create and update/review new paperwork, policies, procedures as necessary and applicable; navigate G drive for paperwork management
  • Learn programs for data input such as Vicinity, Solomon, E-req
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  • Provide support to the seed cleaner management and crew
  • Communicates with customers, drivers, and other SIFI employees with a customer service focused mindset.
  • Performs inbound and outbound trailer and product inspections for food safety and quality – trains other employees on how to perform inspections and what red flags to look for
  • Pulls product samples and grades to customer specifications or USDA Grade – puts products on hold when specifications are not met
  • Follows up with corrective actions when non-conformances or out of specification product is discovered
  • Addresses all customer complaints and questionnaires in a timely manner
  • Leads audits and inspections from OTCO, USDA, Customers
  • General knowledge of product types and common types of damage, debris, and pests
  • Monitors pest activity and communicates with Pest Prevention Specialists from Sprague

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Food Science, Microbiology or Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of increasing food industry experience in QA.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • 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, co-packers and customers
  • Strong computer skills are important.
  • Proficiency in understanding and use of personal computers, Excel, Word, e-mail and 10-key skills required.
  • Have flexibility and availability for evening and weekend work when situations arise.

Retail Sales Assistant

Mission

The mission for this position is to be responsible for all sales activities, from lead generation through close. Develop and implement marketing plan which will meet business goals of expanding customer base. Work within the sales and support teams for the achievement of customer satisfaction, revenue generation and long-term account goals in line with company vision and values.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technical selling skills and product knowledge in all areas listed above.

  • Assist Sales Managers with food shows, broker training and retail meetings. Travel could be up to 60%.

  • Complete understanding of pricing and proposal models.

  • Assist and work with the Marketing Manager and Sales Managers on the implementation of company market plans as needed.

  • Responsible for outsourcing and developing customer relations and referrals.

  • Assist Retail Sales Managers in maintaining accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities, sales calls, closed sales and follow up.

  • Adhere to all company policy and procedure.

  • Ensuring samples are entered and shipped in a timely manner.

  • Complete tradeshow planning and packing.

  • Answering all consumer emails and calls.

  • Complete understanding of all retail lines.

  • Assist Sales Managers with R&D on new products and packaging for Retail.

  • Store visits

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics.

  • Willingness to travel and work in a team of professionals.

  • Proven ability to achieve sales goals.

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

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 & 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.

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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