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

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

Industrial Sales Associate

Mission

The mission for this position is to increase the market awareness of Stahlbush Island Farms and develop new customer relations from lead generation through close. Develops and implements agreed upon marketing plan which will meet business goals of expanding customer base. Works 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.
  • Develop and maintain existing annual business in conjunction with the sales director. The sales projections will detail activities, which will focus the sales associate on meeting or executing sales quotes.
  • Completely understand pricing and proposal models.
  • Assist and work with the sales and marketing director in the implementation of company market plans as needed.
  • Responsible for developing customer relations and referrals.
  • Maintain accurate record of all sales and prospecting activities, sales calls, closed sales and follow up.
  • Travel extensively nationally as well as internationally.
  • Adhere to all company policy and procedure.
  • Exhibit the capability to perform in a team environment
  • Service Brokers where they are part of the sales channel.
  • Understand export logistics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the industry is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics.
  • Willingness to travel and work in a team of professionals.
  • Proves ability to achieve sales goals.
  • Must have a passion for natural foods and the food industry.
  • Able to write, shoot, edit and produce video
  • Familiar with basic web coding and design
  • Experience in food photography a plus
  • Experience in public speaking and public relations a plus

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.

Payroll Specialist

Mission

The mission for this position is to be accountable and responsible for all aspects of the company’s payroll and timekeeping systems, serve as a resource for management and employees for any compensation related questions and deliver quality customer service.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.

  • Accurately compile data for garnishments, vacation time, and benefit deductions.

  • Identify and resolve any issues or discrepancies by collecting and analyzing reports from the timekeeping and payroll systems.

  • Update electronic payroll records by entering adjustments to pay rates, employee status changes, changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, etc.

  • Monitor compliance with the company’s timekeeping processes and systems; provide necessary training and support.

  • Contact various department managers and supervisors, as needed, to ensure that employees’ time is timely approved.

  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Process semi-monthly, monthly and occasional weekly payrolls according to company schedule and established procedures.

  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, advising management on needed actions.

  • Address employee complaints, questions and concerns about their compensation or company payroll policies promptly and courteously.

  • Provide payroll and tax related reporting to CFO/Controller.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or equivalent years of related experience and/or training.

  • 2 – 4 years payroll experience is preferred.

  • Solid understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws.

  • Proficient in Word and Excel.

  • Effectively work as a part of a team.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish desired.

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.  

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.

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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