Bio-Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Mission

The mission for this position is to assist the Bio-Plant Manager in the daily operations of the anaerobic digester.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Perform general maintenance of pumps and other machinery.
  • Heavy labor working in a wet and messy environment.
  • Identify and resolve problems efficiently.
  • Communicate both in writing and verbally with employees and supervisors.
  • Identify inefficiencies and promote quality, accuracy, and thoroughness.
  • Schedule and organize work action plans.
  • Respond to changes in the work environment.
  • Model reliability and dependability expectancies.
  • Observe all safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • 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.  
  • Millwright experience highly desired.
  • Hard working, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Forklift and other light machinery operation experience preferred but will train.
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude preferred.

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.

Farm Mechanic Apprentice

Mission

The objective of this position is to become well versed in maintenance and repairs for 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, trouble codes, execute necessary repairs, change fluids & filters as needed when time for service.
  • Service and repair construction equipment, forklifts, spreaders, sprayers, harvesters, diesel engines and all types of farm equipment/implements.
  • Maintain a neat tidy work space, keep other areas clean.
  • 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 year 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

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

HR Assistant - Pleasant Hill

Mission

The mission for this position is to provide general farm office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Responsible for answering and directing incoming calls as well as additional clerical duties.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with shift supervisors to ensure crews are staffed for the most efficient operation for both the farm and the plant.
  • Assist with orientation for new and returning employees including all paperwork.
  • Translate daily between employees and managers, both oral and written.
  • Professionally administer all incoming calls to ensure exceptional customer service.
  • Greet guests and employees in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.
  • Assist Farm Manager with office tasks to include copying, faxing, emails, etc.
  • Processes employee paperwork for new hires and terminations. Must be coordinated with Human Resources office in Corvallis.
  • Assist in ordering, receiving and stocking supplies.
  • Provides callers with information such as company address, directions to the farm location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.
  • Provide routine information to and solicits situation specific information company wide from employees, managers and external relationships and general inquiries.
  • Provide outreach and recruitment efforts at direction of Farm Manager and Human Resource Manager.
  • Maintain a extremely high level of confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum H.S. diploma or GED.
  • Must be bilingual English/Spanish.
  • 6 months to 2 years relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer knowledge including working ability with Microsoft Office.
  • Ideally 1-2 years of experience working in a customer service environment.

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.

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

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 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 Quality Assurance Supply Chain Auditor, 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, Quality Assurance Manager, 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. This position requires overnight travel to suppliers and co-packers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This position has been identified as holding responsibility for food safety and quality of the company. This responsibility extends over all shifts.
  • During absence, the following position serves as coverage to this position: Quality Assurance Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Have completed a HACCP Course that enables them to be competent to implement and maintain the HACCP program.
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasing food industry experience in QA.
  • 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, engineering or related field.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others; will be required to interact with a variety of vendors, colleagues and sometimes customers.
  • Proficiency in understanding and use of personal computers, Excel, Word, e-mail and 10-key skills required.
  • A strong attention to detail.

Truck Drivers

Overview

Truck drivers with some experience needed! We don’t require a CDL license. Will drive local routes in the Corvallis and Albany area. Looking for experience driving truck trailer. 

Additional Requirements

  • Current Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • If your driver’s license is out of state, we require an official driving record

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