Assistant Field Representative/Scout

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. 

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, electronically
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Agriculture related field preferred, but no required
  • Familiar with basic crop production practices, including identification of weeds, insects, etc.
  • 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 without direct supervision
  • Basic understanding of farming practices and the nature of the industry
  • Pass drug screen test
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Must obtain a pesticide applicator or consulting license within 1 year of hire date

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

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

Logistics Order Processor

Mission

The mission for this position is to coordinate the shipping of finished goods, domestic, internationally and coordinate the pickup of finished goods.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provide rapid and high level customer service to customers, sales teams, carriers and warehouse docks.
  • Coordinate product delivery schedules with customers.
  • Work closely with providers to assure efficient and effective execution of defined processes and goods transportation
  • Have a high degree of efficiency and accuracy with MS Excel, 10-key and data entry.
  • Organize and maintains hard copy and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment, distribution means, pricing, and contractual obligations.
  • Verify inventory locations in multiple warehouses and availability for shipment against requirements specified in purchase orders and maintains daily shipping calendars.
  • Secures freight for industrial, retail and procurement divisions, using a competitive bidding system within the broker network.
  • Code, and prepares proper paperwork for billing and authorization of a variety of invoices per defined processes.
  • Communicate fulfillment status and /or issues within the Organization to points including Demand / Supply Planning, Logistics Management, Sales, and Customer Service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in logistics or supply chain management.
  • Broad range of computer knowledge. Microsoft Office, Data entry and 10-key.
  • Must be detail orientated in high paced environment.
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve.
  • Leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to professional responsibility.
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.

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.

Purchasing Agent (Buyer)

Mission

The mission for this position is to work as part of the Purchasing Department team. Prioritize daily parts requests sent via email, requisitions, phone calls, or walk in requestors to support all areas of the main farm and off site locations as needed.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, process and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of inventory control policies and procedures.
  • Process request for quotes and purchase orders from multiple areas on a daily basis
  • Learn and use Solomon software and our EREQ purchasing module for the purposes of ordering materials and parts as requested.
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize work load on a daily basis
  • Excellent customer service skills a must
  • Contact suppliers with order discrepancies, including quantity, quality, and invoicing issues
  • Assist in negotiating pricing as well as ongoing cost reduction for items purchased
  • Enter data into inventory system, working with technical specifications, and part number identification as it pertains to the stock warehouse.
  • Assist with inventory and cycle counts as it pertains to Parts Warehouse.
  • Assist with processing and the return of RMA/Warranty requests as needed
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Frequently handles calls from/contacts with confused and upset people, patience and tact is required.Maintains an extremely high level of confidentiality.
  • 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.

Purchasing Department Intern

Mission

The mission for this position is to provide efficient and administrative support of the Purchasing Department.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Manager of the department the student intern will work on a variety of projects and tasks.  
  • Assist personnel in the Purchasing department with clerical duties, receiving, and organization of warehouse.
  • Responsible for providing clerical support, handling paperwork, scanning, copying, compiling, research and completing other projects/assignments as requested.
  • Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Microsoft Word/Excel.
  • Currently pursuing a degree in a related field.
  • Comfortable learning new programs.
  • Must be detail oriented with very strong math ability.
  • Experience with editing, proofreading, technical writing and data entry.

Quality Assurance Lab Technician

Mission

The mission for this position as a member of the Quality Assurance Team is to perform inspections and testing according to Standard Operating Procedures and customer specifications to insure the quality of finished products.

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Perform all required finished product testing properly and within all required sample periods.
  • Perform all raw product inspections in a timely manner.
  • Assist in maintenance and distribution of spec sheets, flow charts, nutritional compositions and other customer required documentation.
  • Participate in solving quality and food safety issues.
  • Collect and label all required samples correctly and according to aseptic techniques.
  • Test sanitation chemicals used on the production line following proper safety regulations.
  • Ensure inventory and labeling is correct.
  • Master the proper operation of all labeling equipment.
  • Legibly completes all required documentation.
  • Maintain all QA equipment and work areas.
  • Properly operate and documents all metal detectors and scales.
  • Provide routine information to and solicit situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

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

Quality Assurance Rover / Assistant

Mission

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

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

Quality Assurance Supply Chain Specialist

Mission

The mission for this position is to ensure that all manufacturing of retail and co-packed products meet Stahlbush Island Farms high quality and food safety standards. This position is also responsible for assisting the Quality Assurance Manager 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. The QA Supply Chain Specialist also ensures assists in the compliance to food safety and quality policy, respond to customer complaints, perform internal and supplier/co-packer audits, and/or write procedures as required.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of GMP’s, Sanitation, Pest Control, Food Safety and HACCP Systems, FDA requirements, Quality Systems, Training, Operations, Personnel Practices and applicable regulations.
  • As directed execute appropriate inspection criteria, to determine degree of compliance with necessary requirements.
  • Final product and packaging approval
  • Document all observations and corrective actions and initiate enforcement action where warranted.
  • Manage Kosher certificates
  • Label Approval
  • Manage and conduct supply chain audits.
  • The QA Supply Chain Specialist performs duties of the Quality Assurance Manager in their absence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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

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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