Careers

Looking for a career at OPC’s Family of Companies? See below for a list of current positions available.

Available Positions

Job Summary:

This position is responsible, under the direction of the Plant Manager, for policies and programs relating to personnel, staff development, employee recruitment, wage & salary administration, and maintaining effective means of communications between local management, employees and union leadership. The HR Manager is also responsible for the oversight of benefits administration, labor scheduling, training, and payroll functions within the plant. This position must ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations. In addition, the individual in this position must demonstrate initiative, creativity and be self-motivated; along with having the ability to train others when needed. Work relationships and communication are key ingredients to the success of the individual holding this position.  Located in Quincy, Washington, this processing plant is a vegetable processing facility which processes various vegetables.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring, and retention of a qualified workforce; create job descriptions, interview process, and selection recommendations to management. Advise location’s management in the maintenance of employment procedures and practices at local levels designed to attract qualified employees for plant and administrative positions.
  • Coordinates wage & salary administration with Plant managers and the Corporate Office; sees that wages and salaries are maintained at competitive area levels and that such wage and salary programs are administered soundly; makes recommendations to the management staff on salary ranges for plant and administrative personnel. Update hourly wage brackets and salary pay grades accordingly.
  • Advise managers and supervisory personnel on a case by case basis regarding progressive discipline procedures. Monitor all probations and involuntary terminations.
  • Responsible for any required personnel reporting, including the annual EEO-1 report.
  • Coordinate and supervise the company’s use of external employment sources and programs.
  • Responsible for the administration and information of fringe benefits, including but not limited to insurance, vacations, paid holidays, and education assistance programs.
  • Establish and maintains open communications lines between all staff levels and Corporate Office. Provide access to management for hourly and non-supervisory personnel. Act as mediator with employee relations issues or instances of internal policy non-compliance. Investigate and resolve grievances brought forward.
  • Develops a proactive and professional HR Department and staff. Assures proper implementation and delivery of benefits administration, labor scheduling, training, and payroll functions by subordinates.
  • Assists in the development and administration of internal training programs for supervisors and hourly personnel.
  • Develops and maintains various reports for management actions (e.g., recruiting/manning, labor, discipline, turnover/retention, etc.).
  • Researches and analyzes changes in Human Resource laws, regulations, trends, and pertinent information in the field. Keep informed on laws and regulations affecting conditions of employment and employee relations and collaborate with appropriate committees and Corporate Office on any related policies and/or practices.
  • Ensures fair and consistent administration of company policies.
  • Ensures self and all HR staff are performing in an efficient, effective and safe manner.
  • Ensures communication and interface with support departments is carried out in a participative and professional manner, that is conducive with operational goals.
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner, ensures confidentiality regarding sensitive issues and consistently adheres to the standards necessary to successfully perform the job functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year College or University plus five years related experience and/or training, OR equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills needed to successfully perform the essential job functions.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  • Highly competent knowledge level of Human Resources regulations, policies, procedures, and practices is essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to: ADA, EEO, FLSA, FMLA, HIPAA, I-9’s, OSHA, and related matters.
  • Proficient understanding of Company policies and regulations concerning personnel, safety, security, and employee handbooks.
  • Possess highly effective analytical, negotiation, managerial, and problem solving skills.
  • Possess intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Proficient with basic math skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including facilitation with teams and/or large groups, and direct interface with customers.
  • Ability to make quick and effective decisions in line with the plant goals and objectives.
  • Ability to supervise others by demonstrating coaching and leadership skills. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and apply them effectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to manage tasks, delegate, lead groups, and work with people from various functions/ departments
  • Ability to maintain an acceptable attendance and safety record.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse staff in order to accomplish Plant goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively work on multiple assignments, while responding to frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Skills (English/Spanish) are desired.
  • Experience working within a unionized environment preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR certificate preferred.

Salary: $70,000 – $90,000 per year DOE

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Position:           Journeyman Electrician

Reports to:       Plant Director

Pay Range:       $30 – $40/hour DOE

General Description: This individual, under little or no supervision, is responsible for the efficiency and safety of all plant electrical circuits. Perform electrical construction and maintenance projects on a timely basis. Must possess a valid State of Washington Limited Journey Manufacturing Plant Electrician license or higher.

Manual: Must be physically able to perform all related jobs in the work area, including heavy lifting and working from high platforms.

Position Pre-Requisites:

  1. Have the ability to complete forms and necessary paperwork accurately and legibly.
  2. Ability to effectively interact with plant personal in a professional and customer service-oriented manner.
  3. Ability to obtain a Rader Farms forklift license (through an in-house training class).
  4. Ability to use a computer and to apply your knowledge of basic computer skills.
  5. Ability to work efficiently without direct supervision (highly self-motivated).
  6. Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours.
  8. Have the ability to problem solve, read, write, and comprehend in English, and interact with co-workers to resolve problems.
  9. Have the ability to organize and set priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Perform or direct all maintenance wiring, installation of motors, switches, switch panels, fuse boxes, lighting, testing, and power circuits.
  2. Determine proper size and specifications of wire, conduit, switches, panels, fuses, etc. to meet applicable code requirements.
  3. Must be able to read and understand blueprints and circuit diagrams.
  4. Inspect and troubleshoot motors, switches, junction boxes, switch panels, circuit breakers, transformers, fuse panels, lighting, heating, power circuits, and VFD’s. Make preventative repairs and corrections as needed.
  5. Perform installation, connection, adjustment and calibration of electrical gauges and recording instruments.
  6. May be asked on occasion to make repairs on ignition and electrical systems of automotive equipment.
  7. Program, maintain and repair programmable logic controllers.
  8. May be required to supervise apprentice electricians of different experience levels.
  9. Make up material and parts lists and assist in electric shop organization and parts inventories.
  10. Must have and maintain personal tool inventory.
  11. Must be able to work any shift, additional shift hours and weekends, as needed.
  12. Work cooperatively with shift supervisors and fellow employees.
  13. Practice good housekeeping at all times.
  14. Report all safety hazards to supervisor or manager.
  15. Must obey all safety, health, sanitation, and plant rules and procedures.
  16. Perform other duties as directed.
  17. Helps to build and promote a strong “teamwork” environment in individual work, group work, and within the Company.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Strength – lift 70 lbs. Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 55lbs.
  2. Stand/walk/sit – stand, walk and or sit a maximum of 3 hours prior to each break period.
  3. Climb/balance – ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and the like using feet and legs and or hands and arms. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow or slippery surfaces.
  4. Stoop – bend the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.
  5. Kneel – bend the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees.
  6. Crouch – bend the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine.
  7. Crawl – move about on the hands and knees or hands and feet.
  8. Reach – extend both hands and arms in any direction.
  9. Handle – seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hand or hands.
  10. See – obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects.
  11. Twist/turn – able to turn/twist trunk of body from side to side.
  12. Talk – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word.

Occasionally requires individual to be in awkward positions. Applying LOTO procedures when working around equipment including conveyors, automatic caser and bagging machine to keep hands and/or body clear of moving parts when removing jams, adjusting and doing maintenance on machinery. Proper body mechanics need to be practiced whether lifting, pushing, bending, stooping, crouching, etc.

Environmental Factors Related to the Job:

  • Work Surface – concrete, metal platforms
  • Heat/Cold/Humidity – varies
  • Dust/Fumes – moderate
  • Chemicals – moderate
  • Noise – high, ear plugs mandatory

 Intellectual/Emotional Factors Related to the Job:

  • Mechanical – high
  • Working with people – moderate
  • Numerical – high
  • Repetition – moderate

Job Title:                  Electrician

Reports to:               Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status:           Hourly  $27.00 – $30.15 depending on experience

  • This is a full-time permanent position eligible for enrollment in company benefit plans after 60 days and Vacation time after 90 days.
  • 7:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday Possible Saturdays

OPC is family owned and headquartered in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States. We started over 40 years ago as a small family farm and have been blessed to grow significantly with our farm fresh quality and the care we show our customers. We currently own, or control through long-term leases, over 140,000 irrigated acres. We also now have a network of processing plants throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Michigan to bring the bounty of our farms to you.

The roots of our heritage offer us complete focus; from farming through the entire process. We are committed to innovation, quality and customer service. The OPC Family of companies is dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices throughout our farming operation, giving us the ability to give our customers “Seed to Fork” varieties of quality potato products, other vegetables and fruits.

Requirements, Expectations & Work Conditions:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Willing to work in an industrial environment
  • Willing to work in a highly regulated food service industry

Position Purpose Summary: Electricians are responsible for any electrical maintenance, upgrades, and repairs within the facility. They must also be willing and able to communicate and work well with others.

Principal Job Responsibilities:
Serve the needs of customers and all stakeholders
Adhere to all Food Safety Policies and GMP practices.
Use/wear all personal protective equipment required by the company.
Operate heavy equipment, but not limited to: forklift, scissor lift, and boom lift. Wear proper safety equipment when operating such equipment.
Perform Preventative Maintenance duties and fill out the proper support documentation.
Updating records and preparing relevant documents, plans, budgets, and reports.
Comply with company-required safety training to include but not limited to: GMP practices, lockout/tag out, proper lifting, and other safety training.
Testing of electrical systems with oscilloscopes, voltmeters, ohmmeters, etc.
Available to assist other departments as needed, and do other duties as assigned
Troubleshoot electrical, including motors, fuses, transformers, transfer switches, wiring, and circuits
Demonstrate the ability to read equipment blueprints and manuals
Install, maintain, and repair all electrical distribution systems and associated electrical equipment.
Installation of new and used equipment throughout the facility, including rooftop.
Trouble shoot and repair scales
Guiding/overseeing one or more lower level electricians
Sourcing or fabricating replacement electrical components
Help during emergencies day or night.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
High school diploma
Valid driver’s license
Above average attendance
Other: basic mechanical experience, must be able to work independently

Education and Experience:
Master Electrician or
Journeyman Electrician Certification

Willing to work on advancing certification.
Knowledge of local and national electrical codes
High voltage (480v) and low voltage experience
PLC experience.
Years of experience: 5 years

Physical Demands of the Position:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and be able to sit, stand, or walk for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work in multiple climates and work environments including, but not limited to: dirt, heat, freezer, smoke/steam, noise, vibration, grease/oil, fumes, dust/shavings, and wet environments; variable temperatures of both heat and cold.

Baker Produce Safety Supervisor Job Description Overview

Baker Produce is one of the leading companies in our field in this area. We are hiring a talented Safety Supervisor professional to join our team. If you’re excited to be part of a winning team, Baker Produce is a great place to grow your career.

We are looking for an experienced detail-oriented Safety Supervisor to assess the health and safety standards in our workplace. The Safety Supervisor is also responsible for educating employees on how to follow health and safety protocols more closely.

The Safety Supervisor is responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing Baker Produce employee safety at work.

Safety Supervisor job description

To be successful as a safety supervisor you must have great attention to detail and have excellent communication (bilingual) skills. A good safety supervisor has a methodical approach to improving health and safety standards.

Your main duty is to ensure that the company is in compliance and adheres to L & I Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) guidelines to reduce work-related injuries. You will be responsible for facilitating compliance with these guidelines and your main goal will be to always ensure a safe working environment and help to prevent any incidents, injuries or accidents.

You will also be working directly with the food safety department to help ensure facility is following food safety policies and procedures, set forth by the USDA and FDA.

Safety Supervisor duties and responsibilities

  • Create, plan and implement OHS safety plans and policies while ensuring that they are being followed daily.
  • Conduct plant safety observation reports on a regular basis.
  • Conduct safety observations of any ongoing or upcoming projects.
  • Attend safety walks and inspections before or during each project to analyze safety risks.
  • Educate employees on health and safety standards and expectations.
  • Monitor staff to evaluate if health and safety laws and protocols are being followed.
  • Assess machinery to gauge if they are operating safely and in good working order.
  • Provide recommendations for improving safety in the workplace.
  • Investigate incidents that occur onsite and identify possible causes of the incident.
  • Maintain documentation of the company’s safety procedures, incidents and related events.
  • Act as a liaison between management and external safety agencies, such as fire and insurance personnel.
  • Create plans to improve health and safety in the workplace.
  • Prepare reports for management, present reports on accidents and violations and determine causes.
  • Advise and lead employees on various safety-related topics.
  • Prepare educational onsite trainings on a regular basis.
  • Review existing policies and procedures.
  • Work with HR to set up a new employee on-boarding process for safety.
  • Conduct risk assessments.
  • Enforce preventative measures.
  • Identify process bottlenecks and offer timely solutions.
  • Oversee workplace repair, installations and any other work that could harm employees’ safety.

Safety Supervisor requirements and qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience as a Safety Supervisor or similar role.
  • Experience in health and safety management as a health & safety supervisor.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Working knowledge of legislations and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices.
  • Three (3) years of experience in producing reports.
  • Experience with writing policies and procedures for health and safety.
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with an attention to details.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player with good time-management skills.
  • Certificate in occupational health and safety.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation
  • Understanding of federal, state and city safety requirements, including OSHA.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships with employees and project managers.
  • Leadership skills, such as the ability to motivate a team and provide feedback.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish).
  • Knowledge of Food defense, HACCP and FSMA

Wages: $26.00 – $32.00 per hour DOE

Job Summary

This position directs and coordinates the Quality Assurance department to ensure consistent quality production of all products in compliance with Company and customer standards and Federal/State regulations. Supervises Quality Control and Microbiological staff to evaluate and certify the quality of processed/packaged products. Assists, organizes and audits product quality and food safety programs throughout entire process. Oversees complete and accurate recordkeeping of all facets of the quality program. Monitors production methods, in-process product quality, product risk-management and product safety. Investigates and responds to customer complaints.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementation, review and maintenance of the Quality Programs.
  • To ensure compliance and stay current with policies of Federal and State regulatory agencies, as well as Kosher, and HALAL compliances.
  • Schedules and participates in audits by government, buyers and independent agencies.
  • Ensures compliance and complies with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Ensures compliance and complies with GMP, BRC and company guidelines to produce a safe and quality product.
  • Serves on the Food Safety Committee and as HACCP Team Coordinator. Conducts and initiates inspections of all plant areas for sanitation and safety purposes under HACCP guidelines.
  • Direct and supervise the quality grading lab, and microbiological lab for all raw/ processed/packaged products to assure specifications are met within the desired levels of productivity, safety and quality.
  • Develops and updates all grading procedures and specifications used by lab technicians.
  • Monitors completion of job assignments to ensure compliance with standards and instructions and revises instructions and time frames as necessary.
  • Receives and reviews all quality control records. Maintains proper filing for data recall.
  • Develops, reviews and maintains Quality Systems Manual for accurate and complete information while updating documentation within required frequencies.
  • Responsible for acquiring equipment/supplies for QC, and Microbiological laboratories.
  • Inventory control and management of product usage, quality holds, and distressed products.
  • Works with customers to complete supplier document requirements.
  • Communicates and works with all departments to ensure sanitary design.
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
  • Oversees all aspects of training and compliance, ensures that needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the QA departments are provided.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas.
  • Assists in, or recommends hiring or department transfers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Qualification and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science preferred or equivalent related experience
  • Two years of experience managing or supervising employees, including coaching to develop skills or resolve conflicts
  • Thorough knowledge of USDA grading standards
  • HACCP and PCQI certified preferred
  • Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks
  • Possess strong communication skills at plant level, corporate office and with customers
  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and skill under the pressure of production environment and time sensitive deadlines to effectively manage down time situations
  • Possess or have the ability to develop thorough knowledge of company policies and procedures, the ability to work within these guidelines to evaluate or develop policies, procedures, processes, and solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions
  • Ability to adapt and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology
  • Ability to operate and understand computer software related to record keeping and communication. Preferred experience with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to keep detailed records as required
  • Ability to supervise, train, coordinate and evaluate the work of others
  • Ability to read and write and effectively communicate in English
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Supervision of Others

  • QA Technicians
  • Food Safety Auditor
  • Lab Lead

Licenses, Permits, Certifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science preferred or equivalent related experience.

Annual Salary: $75,00- $90,000 Depending on experience.

Benefits:  Permanent, fulltime position benefits include medical, dental, and vision on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.  Upon qualifying, eligible for paid vacation, 6 paid holidays, paid sick leave, bereavement leave, 401k + matching, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave are available from the start of employment.

Job Title:  Storage Manager

Key Responsibilities: Potato Storage Operations

Reports to: Plant Manager

Job Summary:  The Storage Manager will focus on the efficient utilization of labor, equipment, and assets to store and utilize the highest quality potatoes possible with the lowest input cost possible without jeopardizing quality. The focus for this position is potato storage operations and the implementation of food safety protocols as appropriate.

Specific Responsibilities:

Potato Storage:

  • Work with the various Farm Managers to prepare storages for harvest
  • Coordinate, lead and oversee the filling of potato storages
  • Monitor and maintain inventories of potato storages
  • Manage and oversee the coordination and performance of equipment maintenance (climate control systems, water drainage, etc.,)
  • Manage and oversee the execution of storage chemical treatments
  • Lead in the monitoring of temperatures, humidity and quality of crops in storages
  • Work with the load out teams to coordinate and ship potatoes from storages.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Food Safety team with implementation and documentation of company food and industrial safety policies as needed
  • Special projects as needed
  • Annual parts and equipment inventory
  • Contribute to keeping a safe, clean and tidy work environment, including but not limited to work stations, vehicles, and surrounding areas

Additional Expectations:

  • The Storage Manager is expected to attend routine production and planning meetings and annual planning sessions as they occur.
  • The Storage Manager is expected to participate as member of the Pasco Farming team and to serve those who work within the company.
  • Attend industry meetings and educational opportunities as requested.
  • The Storage Manager is expected to be able to sit stand and walk, lift at least 60 lbs, work on a ladder, stand for long periods of time
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Qualifications:

  • Must have 4 years’ experience in potato and/or onion storage equipment and facilities
  • Must have proven track record of general agriculture production
  • Must have experience and some proficiency in the usage of Excel and Word
  • Must possess a valid State driver’s license
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire a chemical applicators license
  • Must have a demonstrated desire to learn
  • Must be able to communicate in the English language while being bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Must be willing to work at night during harvest or at other times as needed.

Job Type: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Pay: $65,000 – $75,000 per year DOE

Job Summary

Oversee all production functions occurring during the shift.  Be accountable to meet production goals in a safe and efficient manner.  Supervise all employee activities and interact with all departments to identify and solve production issues.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential

  • Follow Food Safety, Quality, Personal Safety, and any other Washington Potato Company’s Polices.
  • Directly supervise operators and all production general laborers on the shift.
  • Administer feedback and progressive discipline when needed to all laborers on shift.
  • Interact with Plant Manager to decide on production, schedule, product changes, etc.
  • Take ultimate responsibility for effectiveness and safety of packaging, processing, freezing, waste plant operations, sanitation.
  • Ensure Processing Operators, Packaging Operators, and Sanitors are managing their areas in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ensure Processing Operators are holding freezer operators accountable for proper freezer operation, motor defrosts and full defrosts according to defrost specifications.
  • Set example of safe working attitude, respectful workplace, and safe working behavior.
  • Hold Packaging Operators accountable to ensure that all customer packaging specifications are met.
  • Maintain close and cordial contact with Quality Assurance in order to produce product to customer specifications.
  • Analyze peeling, processing, and packaging efficiency and take corrective action if below target.
  • Respond to intercom calls in regards to operational decisions.
  • Work closely with maintenance department to troubleshoot potential mechanical/electrical issues and to minimize unscheduled downtime.
  • Attend shift change meetings with necessary information in regards to current product order number, peeling efficiency, pounds produced, any production issues.
  • Produce peeling efficiency, pounds produced, downtime, and employee timekeeping reports in company database.
  • Assist Plant Manager in planning for capital spending and department budgets.
  • Maintain good personal hygiene, follow GMP’s and maintain a clean, safe and sanitary workplace. Immediately report and take action if necessary when any situation that may cause product to be contaminated or compromised.
  • Comply with plant security by ensuring that doors are locked and closed behind you. Report and take action when any suspicious activities to Plant Manager immediately.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Supervision of Others – Directs daily activities of all employees in production on the corresponding shift

Licenses, Permits, Certifications Required

  • Forklift Certification
  • CPR Certification, recommended
  • First Aid Certification, recommended

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.
  • Well organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must have some PC skills in MS Office and database management
  • Knowledge of food industry and is compliant with GMP standards.
  • Able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Able to travel to all areas of the plant efficiently, including climbing stairs.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs frequently during shift
  • Must be able to work effectively and safely in a wet and hot/cold environment

Additional

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Food Safety and Quality Documents:

  • Production floor paperwork, Quality grade sheets, and Food Safety Management paperwork.
  • All paperwork will be legible (will follow Document Control Policy).

Wages: $68,000 – $75,000/year DOE

Job Summary

Performs skilled mechanical diagnosis, and maintenance and repair work on plants and other supporting facilities.  Uses hand tools, power tools, hoists, welding equipment, measuring, and testing equipment. Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment, using electrical and electronic test equipment. Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problems or repair machines. Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts, Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery, using rags, brushes, and grease gun. Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential

  • Repair and up keep of all equipment by operating and inspecting machines and equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Technical adjustments of controllers, A.C. inverters, opti-sorts and all other similar equipment.
  • Maintenance employees shall be able to trouble shoot hydraulic, electrical, steam, refrigeration and mechanical systems.
  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment using hoists, hand tools and power tools. Replaces defective parts, assembles and sub-assembles as needed.
  • Maintenance shall use reasonable diligence in looking for ways to improve operating conditions, production and safety.
  • Ability to weld broken parts and structural member using cutting torch and welding equipment.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic fabrication.
  • Services and greases plant equipment (i.e. changing belts, greasing bearings and maintaining cleanliness of plant.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of parts, grease, etc. and  record keeping of time and parts in used on appropriate forms.
  • Perform general cleaning of work areas and maintenance areas.
  • Assists other maintenance department staff in performing the duties necessary to assure the efficiency of operations of the plant.

Additional

  • Perform key responsibilities in respect to the goals and objectives of Washington Potato Company to meet standards.
  • Attendance needs to meet standard.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs repeatably.

Skills and Prerequisites

  • Employee shall be willing to work in any assigned area
  • The employee shall demonstrate the ability to understand the hazard communication program, including the SDS plaque cards, and the materials handling sheets
  • The employees shall adhere to company policies and rules and demonstrate proper body mechanics when lifting or carrying.

Additional

  • Candidate must be willing to work Saturdays and Sundays.  Currently plant production is working 7 days per week.  This schedule is full time, two days a week will be scheduled for days off.  Personnel with seniority will have first option for weekends off.
  • Candidate must be quick learner, patient with oneself and others demonstrate high degree of dependability, and a good communicator.

Wages: $18.85 – $29.00 DOE

Seasonal Human Resources Clerk

Schedule: Seasonal employment. Full time or Part time hours available; including some day shifts, but mostly swing or night shift, weekends, overtime and some holidays.

Benefits: Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave. Upon qualifying, eligible 401k + matching.

Pay Rate: $17.50 per hour

Job Responsibilities: The Human Resource Clerk performs administrative support tasks in human resources. The position is under direct supervision of the Human Resources Manager.

  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters related to the position and the organization
  • Maintains accurate employee files and records
  • Assist with employee requests regarding policies and schedules
  • Assist with resolving employee concerns and communicating information to employees
  • Responsible for maintaining archive records
  • Answering general questions regarding employment, records, and status
  • Customer service and clerical responsibilities including: answering phones, drafting documents, printing items, organizing work, relaying messages, etc.
  • Learn and comply with company standards and operating procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, with flexibility
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to multitask as well as manage changing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suites including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Data entry experience
  • KRONOS database experience

 To Apply

All interested parties need to submit a resume to the Human Resource Department at National Frozen Foods Corporation on 188 Sturdevant Road, Chehalis, Washington or via che.hr@nffc.com. For questions please call (360)748-0015.

National Frozen Foods Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Description: Maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.

Shift: Primarily Swing Shift – availability required for day and evening shifts, overtime (as requested), some holidays and weekends

Pay: $27.10 – $30.80 per hour D.O.E.

Benefits: Permanent, fulltime position benefits include medical, dental, and vision on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.  Upon qualifying through hours worked, eligible for paid vacation, 10 paid holidays per calendar year, jury duty, bereavement leave, 401k + matching, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave accrual are available from the start of employment.

Position Responsibilities: Including, but not limited to:

  • Basic troubleshoot/diagnose malfunctioning equipment, ability to estimate time for repairs, and perform the repairs.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Using hand tools and power tools to make adjustments to equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with multiple departments across multiple facilities
  • Maintain a high level of organization
  • Willingness to work in a wet environment
  • Comply with policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

  • Strength- Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects, with a maximum weight of up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Stand/Walk- Stand and walk a maximum of 3 hours prior to each break period.
  • Climb/Balance- Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding and the like using the feel and legs and/or hands and arms. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on a narrow or slippery surface.
  • Reach- Extend both hands and arms in any direction.
  • Handle- Seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hands.
  • See- Obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color, or other characteristic of objects.
  • Twist and Turn- Able to twist/turn trunk of body from side to side.
  • Stoop- Bend the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.
  • Kneel- Bend the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees.
  • Crouch- Bend the body downward and forward bending the spine and legs.

Job Qualifications

  • GED or HS diploma
  • Minimum two years’ experience as line mechanic or two years formal degree in welding school and/or machinist school
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification
  • Able to work independently and as a team to meet established deadlines
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and emphasis on efficiency
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attendance record

To Apply

All interested parties need to submit a resume to the Human Resource Department at National Frozen Foods Corporation on 188 Sturdevant Road, Chehalis, Washington or via che.hr@nffc.com. For questions please call (360)748-0015.

National Frozen Foods Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Description: Maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.

Shift:  Primarily day shift. During the harvest season – availability required for varying shifts, overtime (as requested), some holidays and weekends.

Pay: $30.80 – $34.75 per hour D.O.E.

Benefits: Permanent, fulltime position benefits include medical, dental, and vision on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.  Upon qualifying, eligible for paid vacation, 10 paid holidays per calendar year, jury duty, bereavement leave, 401k + matching, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave are available from the start of employment.

Position Responsibilities: Including, but not limited to:

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications. Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment.
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment, following manuals, schematic diagrams, and blueprints.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, diagnose and repair/replace faulty electronic components.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices. Replaces faulty electrical components of machine.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Comply with policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Seasonal shift work

Job Qualifications

  • GED or HS diploma
  • Minimum two years’ experience as an electrical mechanic/maintenance or two years formal degree or certification in electrical maintenance
  • Strong electrical experience (PLC’s a plus).
  • Posses electrical knowledge that would allow them to run circuits, conduit, and wiring.
  • Able to trouble shoot malfunctioning equipment and be able to estimate time for repair and perform actual repairs.
  • Individual possessing welding skills is a plus.
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and emphasis on productivity.
  • Posses a current valid Washington state driver’s license and be fork lift certified for utility driving.
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification
  • Able to work independently and as a team to meet established deadlines
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and emphasis on efficiency
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attendance record

Physical Requirements

  • Strength- Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects, with a maximum weight of up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Stand/Walk- Stand and walk a maximum of 3 hours prior to each break period.
  • Climb/Balance- Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding and the like using the feel and legs and/or hands and arms. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on a narrow or slippery surface.
  • Reach- Extend both hands and arms in any direction.
  • Handle- Seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hands.
  • See- Obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color, or other characteristic of objects.
  • Twist and Turn- Able to twist/turn trunk of body from side to side.
  • Stoop- Bend the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.
  • Kneel- Bend the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees.
  • Crouch- Bend the body downward and forward bending the spine and legs.

To Apply

All interested parties need to submit a resume to the Human Resource Department at National Frozen Foods Corporation on 188 Sturdevant Road, Chehalis, Washington or via che.hr@nffc.com. For questions please call (360)748-0015.

National Frozen Foods Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Description: Oversee the operation of refrigeration equipment as it relates to the freezing of product.

Shift:  Primarily day shift. During the harvest season, rotating shifts – availability required for day and evening shifts. Availability required for, overtime (as requested), some holidays and weekends during the harvest season.

Pay: $27.40- $32.50 per hour D.O.E.

Benefits: Permanent, fulltime position benefits include medical, dental, and vision on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.  Upon qualifying, eligible for paid vacation, 10 paid holidays per calendar year, jury duty, bereavement leave, 401k + matching, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave are available from the start of employment.

Job Responsibilities: Including, but not limited to:

  • Monitoring of temperature, pressure and air compressors
  • Logging information pertaining to the equipment and data
  • Required to oversee tunnel clean-up crew, with participation as required to ensure completion of job
  • General routine maintenance on process refrigeration equipment
  • Operate ammonia compressors, condensers and pumps, to allow maximum production with minimum cost. Familiar with function and use of the computer system for refrigeration
  • Recognize, troubleshoot and complete routine maintenance on pumps and plumbing, lights, and enclosure
  • Maintenance to compressors limited to filters, strainers, and seals. Familiar with the process of adding anhydrous ammonia to plant system.
  • Operate boiler and do routine maintenance to include, change make-up pump, open boiler ends, to change external parts of boiler. Able to add boiler chemicals to system in correct proportions and be able to blow down system.
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications

  • Must possess current, valid Washington’s State Driver’s License
  • Preferred CIRO or CARO certification(s)
  • Preferred experience with forklift (NFFC will conduct onsite forklift certification and training for utility driving)
  • Ability to work all shifts which may include days, evenings, weekends and some holidays

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and walk a maximum of 3 hours prior to each break period.
  • Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding and the like using the feel and legs and/or hands and arms. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on a narrow or slippery surface.
  • Ability to extend both hands and arms in any direction.
  • Ability to seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hands.
  • Ability to obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color, or other characteristic of objects.
  • Ability to twist/turn trunk of body from side to side.
  • Ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.
  • Ability to bend the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees.
  • Ability to bend the body downward and forward bending the spine and legs.

To Apply

All interested parties need to submit a resume to the Human Resource Department at National Frozen Foods Corporation on 188 Sturdevant Road, Chehalis, Washington or via che.hr@nffc.com. For questions please call (360)748-0015.

National Frozen Foods Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.