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Available Positions

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Sales Assistant who will play a role in our sales team’s success. You will collaborate closely with our Sales Manager and others to drive revenue growth, exceed sales targets, and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction. The Sales Assistant facilitates the efficient operation of the sales team of Baker Produce by performing a variety of clerical and administrative tasks.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Answers and transfers phone calls, screening when necessary.
  • Acquire and input customer information into company systems to stay on top of current sales landscape and track sales goals.
  • Maintains filing systems as assigned.
  • Retrieves information as requested from records, email, and other related documents; prepares written summaries of data when needed.
  • Engage with customers in a professional and empathetic demeanor to build a sense of comfort and trust.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with assigned customer base.
  • Responds to and resolves administrative inquiries and questions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Two to three years of experience in an administrative, customer-facing, sales account management type role preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at time.

Wage Rate:

  • $20 – $25 per hour DOE

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. The Vice President of Manufacturing Operations will oversee the Plant Manufacturing Division of the company, ensuring effective and efficient use of all facilities and staff.  Reporting to the President, the successful candidate will improve efficiency and productivity through process improvements in manufacturing. This position will develop and execute the manufacturing strategy, be instrumental in optimizing investment and lead cost reduction strategies.  All activities will be driven in support of manufacturing methodologies to serve multiple markets from high volume to custom private label products. This is a highly visible, high impact position where a successful candidate will have the opportunity to play a decisive role in the future success and growth of the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and participates in the recruitment, hiring, training and leading of Plant Managers.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policies.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the manufacturing strategy for plants across the USA (and Canada).
  • Oversees the manufacture of products, ensuring production, quality, safety, financial and delivery standards are consistently met.
  • Deliver targeted productivity improvements, while managing project pipeline identifying business opportunities that will help drive Operational Excellence, Dramatic Growth, and Productivity.
  • Develop and document a “best-in-class” structured process for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations processes.
  • Drive operational and profitability metrics and analytics to achieve revenue, EBITDA and cash targets.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Lead, along with Quality, the reduction of Waste in processes (scrap, rework, attrition)
  • Develop annual manufacturing plan in consultation with other senior-level unit leaders to ensure proper usage of resources to achieve required levels of production and customer delivery requirements.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe working environment, and compliance with federal and state regulations, through collaboration with environmental, health, and safety staff.
  • Assists President with long-range operating goals, expansion efforts, and implementation of new and advanced technology.
  • Identifies and shares training opportunities for staff to build and improve skills.
  • Organizes departmental management structure and teams for optimal, efficient operations.
  • Works with chief financial officer to develop financial goals and operating budgets.
  • Work with Purchasing to ensure best pricing.
  • Delivers progress and production reports to executive team members as requested.
  • Supervises equipment purchase, maintenance, and layout.
  • Regular in plant visits will be required to be effective in this role.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills.
  • Thorough understanding of the policies and practices used in the manufacturing space.
  • Ability to set long-term goals and communicate them to others.
  • Ability to motivate and organize multiple efforts to accomplish organizational goals.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 12+ years’ experience leading multi-site manufacturing operations with a systematic approach to safety, labor management, quality control, productivity, and cost containment.
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean manufacturing preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer on occasion.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to quickly traverse manufacturing areas.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, crawl, stretch, lay, and squat in order to maintain equipment.

Salary: $250,000 – $300,000 DOE

JOB SUMMARY: This position is accountable for the effective operation of the Safety department which develops, recommends, and implements programs, policies, and procedures associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health and safety hazards. The safety manager may provide daily support to programmatic or facility organizations or the safety manager may manage and administer one or more institutional health and safety programs or services.

Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods. Considered expert in field within the organization.  Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity. Work is accomplished without considerable direction. May coordinate activities of other personnel. Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment, and determines the methods and procedures needed for new assignments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews and interprets federal and state safety standards, manuals, reports and other formal written communications and develops institutional and/or local requirements and guidance.
  • Evaluates safety program effectiveness and the achievement of safety objectives.
  • Manage a skilled workforce through continuous training and job enhancement techniques; authority to initiate promotional opportunities; corrective action and/or discipline; and approving leave.
  • Identifies deficiencies, recommends corrective measures and assists with the development of implementation plans.
  • Performs safety analyses of complex data to identify trends and hazard reduction requirements and actions.
  • Leads the investigation of events to determine causation factors and/or improper work/behavioral practices.
  • Reviews plans, designs and specifications for operations and facilities to identify proper hazard controls. Provides recommended engineering controls to project management personnel.
  • Works independently to develop, maintain, implement and supervise safety programs and services.
  • Complies with project organization, and site-specific requirements.
  • Leads safety field measurements and evaluations.
  • Evaluates and interprets current regulations and assists line management in compliance.
  • Develops hazardous materials communications.
  • Writes complex technical reports based on the interpretation of complex data, observations, and current regulations.
  • Keeps current on existing and proposed changes in safety regulations.
  • Provides leadership to less experienced safety professionals and safety technicians.
  • Evaluates work activities and recommends safety and health protective equipment and risk mitigation or abatement controls.
  • Coordinates and leads monthly Safety Committee Meetings.
  • Manages the planning, development, production, and presentation of safety training programs.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • May serve as technical advisor and coordinator on safety and occupational health issues.
  • May act as a subject matter expert for the development, maintenance, and implementation of safety programs and services including: biosafety, chemical management, confined space, electrical safety, ergonomics, safety equipment, fall protection, forklifts, indoor air quality, injury/illness recordkeeping, lockout/tag out, machine shop safety, noise, personal protective equipment, pressure safety, reproductive health hazards, respiratory protection, vehicle/pedestrian safety, ventilation, and other programs, as assigned.
  • May assess and determine related training requirements based on regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Provides on-the-job training to peers in support of the safety qualification program.
  • May serve as the project leader for safety and health issues, providing advice and guidance to support resolution of safety and health issues.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in science, engineering, or safety.
  • Seven to fifteen years work experience and or/training in Safety.
  • Certification by Board of Certified Safety Professionals preferred.
  • Combination of experience, education and/or certification may be substituted for one or more of the above, depending on the specific work assignment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements,
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with requirements for the management of hazards associated with processes using highly hazardous chemicals. (PSM)
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with safety-related risk assessments and corrective actions.
  • Advanced ability to conduct accident investigations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.

Salary Range/FLSA: $70,000 – $85,000/year DOE; FLSA Exempt

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:

The Staff Accountant to be responsible for journal entries, month-end closing and reconciliations, as well as some cost accounting and other general accounting/payroll duties. This position requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment on significant matters.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and oversight for ledger accounts.
  • Complete monthly reconciliations and financial reviews.
  • Provides analysis of financial results and prepare reports for management.
  • Collects, analyzes and utilizes key performance metrics critical to the operation’s success.
  • Provides detailed support to various corporate management.
  • Recommend process improvements and continually looks for cost optimization.
  • Generate ad hoc reports as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • High aptitude for Financial Analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional and friendly attitude.
  • Knowledge of subsidiary ledger and general ledger accounting.
  • Knowledge of software – Windows and MS Office (particularly Excel). Familiarity with ERP systems. Experience with Microsoft Navision (not required but considered a plus).
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with close attention to detail.
  • SQL or other data query skill set.
  • Ability to manage confidential information.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required.
  • 2+ years of experience, in general Accounting preferred.  Inventory management experience preferred as well.

Salary: $68,000 – $80,000/yr DOE

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

SUMMARY: Install, maintain, and repair complex electrical and electronic production equipment and facility electrical systems in accordance with Company objectives, production requirements, and State of Oregon electrical codes. Perform duties on any one of three shifts in operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Install electrical equipment, wiring, and fixtures in conformance with company specifications and electrical codes.
  • Install, maintain, and repair power supply to all areas of facility, managing time in accordance with production priority as determined by processing schedule.
  • Diagnose and repair electronic equipment.
  • Diagnose and read programs for programmable logic controller equipped machines using personal computer and applicable software as required.
  • Upgrade/retrofit existing equipment with newer electronic technology.
  • Design or change programmable logic controller logic circuits to enhance operation of equipment.
  • Install electrical distribution equipment.
  • Read, draw, and interpret specifications, blueprints, and electrical diagrams.
  • Analyze, diagnose, test, and repair or replace malfunctioning equipment, machinery, and apparatus. Consult with co-workers, supervisor, and plant management as necessary to resolve difficulties.
  • Repair and/or recondition electric motors.
  • Repair or replace faulty electrical components.
  • Bend and install conduit for two and three wire control systems in compliance with electrical wiring code.
  • Connect power supply wires to machines and equipment and connect cable and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair or replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Communicate and maintain records of activities in accordance with company specifications and electrical codes.
  • Perform duties without other electrical assistance on shift.
  • Lead electrical apprentices and journeyman electricians in performance of job duties, as required.
  • Maintain safe and sanitary work area.
  • Other comparable duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must possess knowledge, skill, and ability to maintain, repair, and/or replace complex production equipment and facility electrical systems as described in the essential duties and responsibilities. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED.

Successful completion of the State of Oregon Journeyman Electrician Training program. Continuing education as required to maintain Manufacturing Plant Journeyman Electrician’s card.

Minimum of five years, with demonstrated satisfactory skills and abilities in that position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents in English. Ability to legibly write routine reports and correspondence in English. Ability to communicate effectively in one-on-one situations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, schedule or blueprint form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Oregen State Manufacturing Plant Journeyman Electricians License.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Ability to work independently. Ability to work overtime and weekends. Ability to rotate or work any shift. Ability to practice and emphasize safety to co-workers in performance of all job functions. Ability to provide leadership to journeyman and apprentice electricians. Ability to attend class related training. Ability to operate equipment and tools specific to job.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  No employee is required to lift over 55 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Wages: $48.00 – $52.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

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

Alternate Quality Assurance Lead/Assistant Lead

Job Definition: Directly supervise team members in the Quality Assurance department and the Level I crew. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Pay: $22.20 – $27.10 per hour

Shift:  Rotating shifts (day and swing shifts, 4-month rotations) – availability required for day and evening shifts, overtime (as requested), some holidays, and weekends

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, jury duty pay, bereavement leave, 401k + matching, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave are available from the start of employment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Possess strong leadership skills with the ability to multitask
  • Available to work rotating shifts
  • Ability to read and understand the English language
  • Detail oriented
  • Possess a very strong attendance record and personal record
  • Willingness to work overtime on a as needed basis
  • Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and practice safety as outlined in the employee handbook
  • Knowledgeable of potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being performed
  • Ability to keep a professional attitude in stressful situations
  • Strong organizational skills

Specific Job Tasks: Varies with job title, includes, but not limited to:

  • Be a role model in projecting Food Safety while promoting teamwork, safety, productivity, and quality
  • Manage adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Responsible for training new Quality Assurance employees using established procedures to train new employees and continually communicate procedure changes to current employees to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety.
  • Responsible for team members performance reviews and corrective actions
  • Complete accident/incident reports in timely manner and follow company protocol
  • Monitoring operations from start to finish
  • Ability to use products and blending to meet buyer’s specification/customer requirements
  • Tracking HOLDS and product dispositions
  • Fixing packaging or product deficiencies such as out of grade, bad poly, bad cases, incorrect coding, unsealed back seals, etc.
  • Supervises light duty crews and designated lines, fill out crew sheets and rotation board
  • Rotate and relieve employees through breaks and lunches
  • Monitor and assists lab graders and grading techniques
  • Use of computer for inventories & production orders requirements
  • Trouble shooting
  • Adheres, monitors, and promotes National Frozen Foods Corporations policies and procedures
  • Expect to lead by example and report to work as scheduled. Adhere to company lunch and break time company policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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.

Quality Assurance Technician Trainee

Have you ever wondered how the food you buy is processed? Are you looking for a career in Quality Assurance? National Frozen Foods Corporation is excited to announce openings in our Quality Assurance Department.

Shift:  Rotating shifts (day and swing shifts, 4-month rotations) – availability required for day and evening shifts, overtime (as requested), some holidays, and weekends

Pay: Starting at $20.15

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, jury duty pay, bereavement leave, 401k + matching, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employee Assistance Program and paid sick leave are available from the start of employment.

Areas you’ll learn about include, but are not limited to:

  • Weight verifications
  • Coding verifications
  • Packaging verifications
  • Product grading
  • Metal Detection verifications
  • Lot tracking and verification

Skills and Qualifications

  • Possess a very strong attendance mindset
  • Available to work a variety of shifts
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing setting and fast paced environment
  • Strong willingness to learn new skills
  • Possess a good attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask as well as manage changing priorities
  • Strong organizational skills

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.