Assistant Field Rep

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.

Reporting Relationships

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
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Agriculture related field
  • 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
  • Basic understanding of farming practices and the nature of the industry
  • Pass drug screen test
  • Must obtain a pesticide applicator or consulting license within 1 year of hire date

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

Dry Storage Manager & Senior Buyer

Mission

The mission for this position is to work as part of the Purchasing Department team. To oversee and maintain the organization of the Dry Storage Warehouse and process orders for packaging as determined by the production team, as well as assist with purchasing parts for other departments as requested by customers. The purchasing parameters listed above are not all inclusive they serve as a guide only.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, process and procedures.
  • Complete knowledge of inventory control policies and procedures.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented with a thorough understanding of inventory management and basic accounting functions.
  • Process packaging orders as required using information received from the production team.
  • Assist with purchasing parts for our customers from other areas of the facility
  • Attend production meetings as needed to maintain accurate packaging quantities for production.
  • Research discrepancies in receiving documents and invoices for packaging deliveries.
  • Maintain packaging supplier documentation as needed for audit purposes.
  • Assist in negotiating pricing as well as ongoing cost reduction for packaging.
  • Enter data into inventory system, working with technical specifications, research, and part number identification as it pertains to packaging and in the stock warehouse.
  • Assist with inventory and cycle counts as it pertains to the Dry Storage & Parts Warehouse.
  • Assist with processing and the return of damaged packaging.
  • 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.
  • Learn and use Solomon software for the purpose of ordering materials and parts as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Preference given to experience in the purchase of packaging as it pertains to a production schedule. Warehouse experience a must, past experience in automotive and technology procurement or other like environments, working with materials, orders management or fulfillment and a general knowledge of accepted purchasing practices required.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). 3-5 years buying experience. Will accept any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred but not required.
  • Forklift Certified – tests to be given upon employment with Stahlbush Island Farms Inc.

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.

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

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

  • Supervise administrative transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
  • Oversee maintenance of 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 ensure that company remains within legal guidelines.
  • Manage the company’s benefit programs, which include medical/dental, 401(k), group life insurance and AFLAC.
  • Develop and administer 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.
  • Facilitate communication between safety committee and management. Serve as point of contact with OR-OSHA.
  • Monitor workers’ compensation claims and assist managers with appeals. Work with the insurance provider and safety manager to reduce the company’s mod rate.
  • Represent organization at personnel related hearings and investigations. Resolve work related disputes and ensure fair and equitable application of Company policy.
  • Administer classification programs which include classifying positions and writing job descriptions.
  • Monitor unemployment claims and assist managers with appeals.
  • Develop and coordinate company training programs, including annual orientation.
  • Supervise 4-5 HR personnel as well as oversee operation of reception, janitorial and security functions.
  • Maintain an extremely high level of confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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.

Irrigation Specialist

Mission

The Mission for this position is to manage information, labor, equipment, inputs and technology. Self-directed position, reporting to the Farm Manager.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for entering employee times into a PDA and working with the Farm Assistant to maintain accurate employee timesheets
  • Take direction from farm manager on getting main lines set up for all northern fields
  • Responsible for operation of liners’ and wheel lines
  • Responsible for operation and timing of hand lines
  • Manage a 6-15 person crew of English only, Spanish only, or bilingual crew
  • Responsible for starting pumps
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work around processing plant waste water
  • Mentor and train irrigators
  • 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.
  • Two to Five of verifiable experience in the agricultural irrigation field.
  • Valid driver’s license required with the ability drive company vehicles.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.

Logistics Co- Coordinator

Mission

The mission for this position is to coordinate the retail line of goods from co-packing to invoicing, as well as provide customer service to both our internal and external customers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Organize and maintains hard copy and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment, distribution means, pricing, and contractual obligations,
  • Code, and prepares proper paperwork for billing and authorization of a variety of invoices per defined processes
  • Verify inventory locations and availability for shipment against requirements specified in purchase orders;
  • Provide customer service as needed to sales team as well as outside customers.
  • Provides Sales Director with necessary shipping reports as needed.
  • Secures freight for industrial, retail and procurement divisions, using a competitive bidding system within the broker network.
  • Maintains daily shipping calendar.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in logistics or supply chain management.
  • Broad range of computer knowledge., Microsoft Office
  • Must be detail orientated.
  • 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 Electrition

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.

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), graveyard (10PM- 6AM) shift employees.

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

SQF Practitioner / In house Auditor

Mission

The mission for this position is to ensure that all manufacturing of products meet Stahlbush Island Farms high quality and food safety standards. As SQF Practitioner, ensure compliance to food safety and quality policy, respond to customer complaints, perform internal and supplier audits, and/or writes procedures as required. This position is also responsible for assisting the Vice President of Sales and Marketing 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.  This individual will be a full time employee in a position of responsibility for the successful management of the SQF system, internal audits and customer audits as requested.  Additionally, we seek a candidate that has the knowledge/aptitude to implement and manage the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.  The applicant must have the ability to observe and perform inspections of the manufacturing plants and storage facilities to determine compliance with food safety standards.  The individual will ensure that food products match up to product specifications, preparing reports detailing quality, safety and product issues for customers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Communicate with facility leadership teams throughout all phases of the audit process.
  • As SQF Practitioner, oversee the documentation, development, implementation of methods, review, validation and verification, and maintenance of the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) System, including all pre-requisite and associated plans and programs. Validate changes to plans and programs that may impact food safety and quality.
  • Host and maintain all customers, regulatory and 3rd party global audits.
  • Manage internal audits and inspections, to determine degree of compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Document all observations and corrective actions and initiate enforcement action where warranted.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Have completed a HACCP Course that enables them to be competent to implement and maintain the HACCP program.
  • Be trained on and understand the SQF code. This requires an SQF certification through the SQFI.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred in a food manufacturing environment.
  • BS in food science, microbiology or related field.

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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