Accounting Assistant

Mission

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Associate Buyer

Mission

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

Reporting Relationships

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

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

CHP Technician

Mission

The mission of this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on the Stahlbush Island Farms Combined Heat & Power (CHP) genset unit. Stahlbush Island Farms owns and operates a biomethane fueled Caterpillar G3520C genset unit. This position is responsible for all areas of maintenance and diagnostics for this unit.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report directly to the maintenance manager. The employee will work closely with multiple departments throughout the company.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of large internal combustion engines and generator sets.
  • 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 large internal combustion engine diagnostics and repair.
  • 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 CHP genset units.
  • Experience in welding.
  • 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.

Reporting Relationships

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Operate SIFI forklifts in compliance to all Safety policies and procedures at highly proficient level.
  • Transport finished product from freezer or warehouse locations stacking pallets and racking vertically.
  • Load and unload finished product into and out of transportation carriers.
  • Familiarize and understand Dock Standard Operating Procedures and Products and Coding.
  • Fill orders and pull product to support customer and plant processing needs.
  • Flexibility for Day, Swing and Graveyard shifts as required.
  • Ensure that all product and merchandise is not damaged and stored correctly.
  • Work inside, outside and within freezer space and coolers consistently on a shift basis.
  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; test and setup.
  • Ensure compliance of documentation on inventory and packaging.
  • Understand and process logistics documentation, compliance, and bill of lading documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Three to five year forklift experience required.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English desired.
  • Must pass written and driving forklift certification prior to hire date.
  • Some basic computer data input ability.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Attention to detail.

Farm Mechanic - Corvallis

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs, change fluids & filters as needed when time for service, install GPS components, change tracks when change in tracking width is required, hook up implements, test & setup.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of farm equipment/implements.
  • Willing and able to work as a farm equipment operator when necessary.
  • Maintain parts inventory.
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position.
  • 3-5 years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining farm implements and tractors, or automotive/diesel.
  • Experienced welder
  • Valid driver’s license required with the ability to obtain a Farm Endorsement and drive company vehicles.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Ability to work independently

Inventory Specialist

Mission

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associates degree and 3 to 5 years related work experience.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and analytical stills.
  • Must be a strong problem solver, able to create solutions to challenges in an expedient manner.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments is essential.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others; will be required to interact with a variety of vendors, colleagues and customers.
  • Must be able to work in a high-stress environment, be flexible and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Strong work ethics is essential.
  • Strong computer skills are important. Excel, Word, e-mail and 10-key skills are required.

Part-time IT Tech Support 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

Maintenance Electrician

Mission

The mission for this position is to conduct, maintain, test and repair electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. Apply knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation as required to keep plant and equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants and farm operations.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs.
  • Prepare and set up machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required repairs, maintenance and service.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor.
  • Provide routine information to and solicit situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Three to five years of verifiable experience or any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position.
  • Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus. Mechanic/Electrician Oregon Building Codes LME or LMPJ license.
  • PLC and food processing experience a plus.
  • NH3 refrigeration experience desirable but not required.
  • Strong troubleshooting in electrical and mechanical skills required.
  • Flexibility on work schedule to meet requirements of harvest; swing shift position.
  • Ability to operate independently within defined parameters with little or no supervision.

Maintenance Mechanic

Mission

The mission of this position is to perform maintenance and repairs on plant equipment, farm equipment, service trucks, vehicles, etc. as required keeping plant and equipment functional to meet needs of the food processing plants and farm operations.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Equipment maintenance & repair-Diagnose problems, codes, execute necessary repairs; change fluids & filters as needed when time for service; test and setup.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of equipment/implements; all equipment and machines necessary for operation of food processing plants.
  • Prepare and set up machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required repairs, maintenance and service.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment during production.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervisor.
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree or certification in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus.
  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the position.
  • Three to five years of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining equipment and machinery; prefer experience in food processing environment.
  • Experience in welding.
  • Ability to work independently.

Millwright

Mission

The mission of this position is to work collaboratively with other plant maintenance and production personnel to install, maintain, and operate plant food processing machinery in a safe and efficient manner.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Understand and apply all safety standards including lock out tag out, confined space, fall protection, etc. Work in a safe manner even when no safety standards exist for the particular activity.
  • Install and maintain equipment that is part of a puree canning line. This equipment includes retorts, palletizers, depalletizers, can loaders and unloaders, can fillers, lidders, seamers, etc.
  • Install and maintain a wide variety of plant food processing equipment including conveyors, size reducers, sorters, washers, peelers, blanchers, heat exchangers, metal detectors, finishers, pumps, fillers, processors, and other product specific pieces of machinery.
  • Install and maintain hardware to support the proper operation of the plant steam, ammonia refrigeration, water, compressed air and waste water systems.
  • Complete work orders in the computerized maintenance management software system to report on work completed.
  • Monitor and perform field inspections on equipment. Take action (report, operate, repair, fabricate, clean, adjust, etc) on field equipment and process.
  • Maintain work area in a clean, organized and safe manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

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 Clerk

Mission

The mission for this position is to be accountable and responsible for all aspects of the company’s payroll system, 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.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired.
  • Solid understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Effectively work as a part of a team.

Production Superintendent

Mission

The mission for this position is to oversee and coordinate various manufacturing functions within a complex food processing facility, driving maximum yield, efficiency and productivity results with the production team and delivering best quality product to customers. The position requires an independent leader capable of making business decisions, able to empower, train and motivate staff, lead change and execute on strategic decisions.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Oversee best in class food processing operation focusing on results – quality, throughput, yield and optimum utilization of human resources and equipment.
  • Partner with Procurement, QA and Maintenance to ensure compliance with quality and sanitation policies, procedures and systems to include HACCP and GMPs.
  • Manage production schedule to achieve plant performance optimization and timely customer order fulfillment.
  • Develop an effective safety culture that proactively deals with safety risk in the workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with all FDA, OSHA, local regulatory agencies and auditing requirements.
  • Actively participate in work force planning, hiring, training and talent development to foster a high performing team.
  • Evaluate current operations and implement changes in processes and procedures for continuous improvement in safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Recommend and provide justification for capital expenditures for further enhancement of production capabilities.
  • Review and ensure full compliance with production documentation standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • During absence, this position serves as coverage for the following position: VP of Operations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, engineering, business, manufacturing or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive managerial experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Self-motivated with strong analytical/problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office programs
  • Experience with food processing, FDA/USDA regulations, SQF standards preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Safety Coordinator

Mission

The mission for this position is to provide guidance and direction for the entire company in the area of Health and Safety.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and participate in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and work standards.
  • Accountable for the consistent application of all safety policies and procedures in order to foster a positive work environment.
  • Work with HR to implement any new policies and procedures.
  • Partner with HR Manager and Staff to improve employee relations in regards to safety.
  • Conduct and coordinate on-site inspections of facilities to audit physical conditions and safe work practices including unsafe equipment.
  • Comfortable with SOP’s and auditing as needed.
  • Handle all worker’s compensation, general liability and automobile insurance claims. Partner with our insurance company to timely resolve all claims.
  • Maintain all data related to work related personal injury/illness.
  • Maintain records of employee and subcontractor safety violations.
  • Manage and conduct monthly safety meetings. Attend monthly corporate safety meetings.
  • Develop training modules and conduct safety training. Including CPR and First Aid practical training.
  • Develop controls for identified hazards and coordinate the implementation of controls. Evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes to eliminate work place accidents and injuries.
  • Responsible for record keeping and compliance for all OSHA, Federal, State, Local, legal and company related procedures, as well as implementation as required.
  • Ammonia based warehouse – must be comfortable with reviewing practices and being the liaison between Maintenance and the rest of the warehouse on the safety related issues.
  • Responsible for the fire/ammonia drills with the facility. (Liaison to Fire/Police Departments).
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve issues as they arise.
  • Participate in vendor meetings, etc. as necessary.
  • Recommend the purchase of safety equipment and supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; an equivalent combination of education and experience many be acceptable.
  • Well versed federal and state regulations such as OSHA, FDA, DOT, Workers Comp regulations and compliance.
  • Must demonstrate proficient PC skills. Must demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include holidays and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Designation highly desired.
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management desired.
  • Knowledge in Risk Management specifically for refrigeration desired.
  • Fluent in Spanish highly desired.
  • Food facility or processing plant experience and worked in a warehouse environment previously is a plus.

Shipping Truck Driver

Mission

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

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

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

To apply for a position at Stahlbush Island Farms, please send your resume and cover letter to: recruiting@stahlbush.com
Or mail it to: Human Resources
3122 Stahlbush Island Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97333
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