Marketing Manager

Mission

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Managing all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department.

  • Develop the marketing strategy for the company in line with company objectives.

  • Coordinate marketing campaigns with both the Industrial Sales and Retail Sales Teams. 

  • Creating, planning, and implementing promotional campaigns for the Retail Sales Team. 

  • Managing, create, and post relevant content to all websites and social media. 

  • Monitor all social media accounts. 

  • Creating new packaging designs, maintaining existing packaging. 

  • Drafting communication to the company and consumers. 

  • Writing press releases, responding accurately to reporters and media. 

  • Report directly to the Director of Industrial Sales & Marketing. 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years in marketing management or relevant field

  • BA in marketing, public relations, or relevant degree

  • Expert in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • Firm grasp on social media 

  • Expert on grammar and the English language

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Able to navigate a camera and compose a photograph
  • Public speaking experience a plus

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

  • Willingness to travel and work in a team of professionals.
  • Assist in traveling for the following:
    • Food shows
    • Broker trainings
    • Store visits
    • Retail meetings
  • Demonstrate technical selling skills and product knowledge in all areas listed above.
  • Complete understanding of pricing and proposal models.
  • Assist Department Managers on the implementation of company market plans as needed.
  • Responsible for outsourcing and developing customer relations and referrals.
  • Assist Department 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.
  • Answer all consumer emails and calls.
  • Complete understanding of all retail lines.
  • Assist Department Managers with R&D on new products and packaging for Retail.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics.
  • Ability to operate independently within defined parameters with little or no supervision.

CDL Driver

Mission

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

**Local driving only, both day and swing shift flexibility

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Self-starter, must be able to work with limited supervision
  • High integrity and work ethic, positive attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Accurate completion of paperwork
  • Good communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish/English desired
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License 
  • Class A CDL Required
  • Experience driving an 18 Wheeler

Procurement Assistant

Mission

The mission for this position is to communicate with the Procurement Director, Associate Buyer, Field Department, and outside growers/suppliers in order to collect required documentation and coordinate shipments of raw product. Ensure all raw product quality documentation is collected, reviewed, and saved in order to meet requirements for sustainable, organic, GAP, FSMA, SQF, and any other required 3rd party audit. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Work with trucking department to meet processing and harvest timing tin ensure product arrives on time 
  • Resolve any issues with raw product thoroughly and in a timely manner 
  • Responsible for internally auditing documentation for compliance to meet 3rd party 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
  • Processing purchase orders through Solomon
  • Create and issue freight PO’s for inbound raw materials through SIFI LOADS program
  • Schedule shipments with vendors
  • Assist with maintaining raw product SOPs and specifications

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in agriculture related field or equivalent 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

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. 

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 complete all required documentation 
  • Maintain all QA equipment and work areas
  • Properly operate and document all metal detectors and scales
  • Provide routine information to and solicit situation specific information company-wide from employees, managers, and external relationships and general inquiries
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Science background preferred. Will accept any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Experience in Quality Assurance, food science, or hands-on lab preferred but not required
  • Must be detail oriented with very strong math ability
  • Must be flexible working various shifts, including night shift, swing shift, and day shift
  • Works under direct supervision of QA Manager and/or QA Supervisors

Purchasing Manager

Mission

The mission for this position is to lead the Purchasing Department team in sourcing equipment, parts, and services across multiple categories of spend with a goal of ensuring best delivery timing, quality, pricing, and payment terms.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies
  •  Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing; monitor the effectiveness of procedures; revise and improve purchasing processes
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduct expenses and improve effectiveness 
  • Craft supplier negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with reliable vendors and suppliers; develop new supply sources where vendors are inadequate
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for parts, supplies, and equipment
  • Manage daily flow of requisitions, requests for quotes and PO’s from multiple areas and assign among purchasing department members, as necessary
  • Maintain SQF documentation of technical specifications for materials and supplies approved for food processing
  • Oversee operations of the parts warehouse ensuring optimal stocking levels and adherence to established SOPs
  • Design and implement better processes for returns, sale, or disposal of surplus parts and supplies 
  • Exercise discretion and judgement 

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or related field 
  • 2-5 years experience as purchasing manager / agent or related experience with sourcing and vendor management 
  • Experience with negotiation and networking
  • Strong leadership capabilities 
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Technical knowledge of farm and food processing equipment and parts is preferred

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.

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.

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/electronics and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation as required to keep plant and equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants and farm operations. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance and repair – diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs.

  • Prepare and set up machinery for scheduled production runs. 

  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines.

  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required repairs, maintenance, and service. 

  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production. 

  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test, and make adjustments. 

  • Detect any faulty operations, defective material, and, and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor.

  • Provide routine information to and solicit situation specific information company wide from employees, managers, and external relationships and general inquiries. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Three to five years of verifiable experience or any combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to handle the position. 

  • Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, and industrial maintenance a plus. Mechanic/Electrician Oregon Building Codes LME or LMPJ license. 

  • PLC and food processing experience a plus.

  • NH3 refrigeration experience desirable but not required.

  • Strong troubleshooting in electrical and mechanical skills required.

  • Flexibility on work schedule to meet requirements of harvest; swing shift position. 

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

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 preventive maintenance on refrigeration equipment and plant equipment. 

  • Equipment maintenance and repair – diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs, change fluids and 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 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 members of the maintenance team.

  • 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

  • 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 certifications within first year of employment. 

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of operating principles governing refrigeration process. 

  • Ability to work independently.  

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

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.

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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