Wild Rose Foods is seeking skilled, committed people to join our team.

Wild Rose Foods offers a wide variety of employment opportunities with competitive salary and benefits:

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Discounts on all Basics products
  • Predictable, full-time and part-time schedules
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning

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Open Positions

  • Assistant Farm Manager

    The Assistant Farm Manager performs various farm duties which include record keeping, QA testing, landscape maintenance, equipment maintenance, equipment fabrication and general farm tasks.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Perform all work in a safe manner
    • QA testing required for milk production
    • Manage grape harvest, assist with wine making, QA testing and vineyard management
    • Assist with animal care, farm equipment operation and maintenance
    • Assist with shop organization and tools
    • Report any equipment problems to your supervisor or maintenance personnel
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Experience driving and operating farm equipment
    • Have a valid Oregon drivers license with farm endorsement
    • Ability to work with large and small animals
    • Experience with laboratory procedures including pH, titration, refractometers, etc.
    • Ability to push up to 300 pounds, pull up to 500 pounds and lift or carry up to 50 pounds frequently
    • Ability to create and use word documents, spreadsheets and databases
    • Ability to work with moderate supervision and be detail oriented

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Must have lab experience, computer skills and organizational skills.  College science degree preferred; two years of farm experience preferred.
    • Ability to communicate in English
  • Maintenance Technician

    The Maintenance Technician works closely with the engineering team to address and resolve Basics’ equipment and manufacturing obstacles and mechanical/electrical problems. Performs routine preventive maintenance while minimizing store and equipment downtime. Provides maintenance support for other facilities as needed.

    Essential Functions
    This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities.
    • Primary role is to provide technical and maintenance support to the Basics’ team.
    • Secondary roles include but not limited to troubleshoot problems and eliminate manufacturing constraints in all other entities across Wild Rose Foods.
    • Utilize technical skills and knowledge in electrical/electronics (PLCs, A/C and D/C motors and drives, control logic, schematics and troubleshooting) to support continuous process manufacturing and achieve machine uptime metrics.
    • Maintain necessary parts and maintenance supplies in an organized manner.
    • Implement and document plant preventative maintenance.
    • Demonstrate high level of safety focus and awareness via maintenance actions and support within the facility.
    • Establish positive rapport and provide proactive customer service to all production employees and the operations team.
    • Attention to detail in completing work tasks, cooperative attitude and being reliable and responsible.
    • Supports QA department to ensure implementation of maintenance procedures to protect food product.
    • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of farm equipment.
    • Ensure all processes, procedures and maintenance work and equipment are compliant with state and federal regulations.
    • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during scheduled downtime.
    • Maintain electronic records on all maintenance, repairs to machines, and inventory of equipment and facility.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.
    • Subject to “on call” depending upon the urgency of the situation.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    1. GED or equivalent high school diploma.
    2. Experience in understanding technical specifications and schematics.
    3. Minimum 2 years of previous plant maintenance experience working with electrical and mechanical equipment.
    4. Ability to work weekends and holidays.
    5. Ability to work and communicate well on a team.
    6. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    7. Intermediate computer skills preferred on programs such as Outlook, Word, and a CMMS.

  • Human Resources / Payroll Specialist

    Member of the Human Resources team who performs human resources-related duties at the professional level. Works closely with senior HR team members in supporting a wide range of employee populations from office, to retail, to farming in HR-related areas such as recruitment, onboarding, leaves of absence, wage and hour topics, etc. Oversees and processes full-cycle payroll operations, ensuring accuracy and timeliness, as well as answering general employee questions regarding payroll, benefits, pay stubs, and withholdings. This position uses an understanding of Kronos Workforce Ready payroll system to accurately pay employees in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, such as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules and regulations.

    Essential Functions

    Payroll Functions

    • Ensures that employee payroll processing is in compliance with federal and state laws.
    • Assures proper tax treatment, accounting, and disposition of withholdings such as taxes, deductions for benefits, retirement contributions, etc.
    • Audits payrolls for accuracy, includes auditing a mixture of pay codes with corresponding workers’ compensation codes; auditing W-4s and complies with IRS compliance letters; audits vacation, sick and PTO accruals to correctly correspond with our policy.
    • Exercises a great deal of attention to detail to accurately prepare and process payrolls.
    • Reconciles payroll prior to transmission and validates confirmed reports.
    • Manages workflow to ensure that employee payroll is processed accurately and timely, including auditing payroll and timesheet activities.
    • Understands proper taxation of employer paid benefits.
    • Manages HRIS system changes, module implementations and system policies.
    • Process correct garnishment calculations and compliance
    • Processes out of cycle pay runs such as final checks.
    • Assists in payroll accounting, transactions, reporting, stop payments and other operations.
    • Oversees tax calculations and filing activities as per IRS regulations.
    • Enters client employee maintenance into Payroll System to guarantee reflection on the next payroll run, including new hire paperwork, address changes, benefits, PTO/ Vacation/Sick accruals and payments, job changes, terminations, and W-4 modifications.
    • Processes accurate and timely quarter-end and year-end reporting (W-2, W-2c, ACA forms, etc.)
    • Responds to payroll queries from employees in a timely manner.
    • Analyzes payroll issues and recommends corrective actions.
    • Ensures payroll system is up-to-date and accurate.
    • Maintains employee payroll records and timesheet data for future references.
    • Provides system training to managers and employees as needed.

     

    Human Resource Functions

    • Helps conduct newhire orientations and other onboarding activities.
    • Supports the main recruiting function with creating job descriptions, job postings, sourcing resumes, initial phone screens, etc.
    • Leads HR projects as assigned.
    • Ensures the accurate set-up and functionality of various HRIS modules.
    • Helps maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
    • Files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
    • Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures.
    • Site visits as needed.

     

    Other Essential Functions

    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and system
    • Maintains a high focus on customer service to each internal customer.
    • Consistently demonstrates a high level of integrity in all areas.
    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation
    • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with customers and coworkers and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
    • Respectfully takes direction from their manager.

     

    Supervisory responsibilities: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for managers using the payroll and timekeeping systems.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred, ideally in the field of Accounting or Business.
    • CPP and/or PHR credential preferred.
    • 4-6 years of Human Resources experience, with growing levels of responsibility.
    • 3+ years of experience processing payroll, preferably in Kronos.
    • 3+ years of HRIS management experience.
    • In-depth knowledge of payroll best practices.
    • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations.
    • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material.
    • Desire to bring creativity and mental agility to a dynamic, growth environment.
    • Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • High level of professionalism and ability to balance urgency and decisiveness with patience and compassion.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects independently and meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Ability to effectively communicate, interact and build relationships with a diverse employee population.
    • Advanced Excel skills.
    • Requires frequent use of discretion, decision-making, creativity, negotiation, basic and advanced math, and exercise of independent judgment.

     

    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.

    This job operates in an office work environment, and the noise level is usually quiet to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

     

    Physical Requirements: 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 sit, stand, walk, stoop, twist and bend; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; speak clearly; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

  • Cheesemonger (Hillsdale Location)

    We have an opening for a full-time Cheesemonger who will be responsible for helping customers with cheese selections and pairings, sales generation within the department, maintaining food safety and quality control, and merchandising of specialty cheese products. They are also responsible for stocking and receiving cheese — cutting, wrapping, pricing cheese, and general care. Additionally, the Cheesemonger is responsible for maintaining an organized back stock area, tending to and maintaining the product in our aging rooms and keeping the cheese section organized. The Cheesemonger should stay informed on all current cheese information including regions, different milk types, ages, styles, terminology, current trends, and help to disseminate this information to customers and other staff members.

    Primary Responsibilities

    This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities:

    • Stay informed on all current cheese information including regions, different milk types, ages, styles, terminology, current trends, and help to disseminate this information to customers and other staff members.
    • Maintain our aging cases and inventory.
    • Maintain an organized and properly rotated cheese section and storage spaces.
    • Ensure that all products are properly priced
    • Ensure that all cheeses have accurate signage – with the name of the cheese, the milk type, rennet type, and a brief description of the product. Maintain organized storage of signage.
    • Remain current on all cheese-related information by attending tastings, taking notes, and asking questions.
    • Maintains professional vendor relationships.

     

    Additional Position-Specific Responsibilities  

    • Completes customer special orders thoroughly and provides follow-through as needed.
    • Stocks and rotates products with attention to product quality and expiration dates.
    • Cleans, trims, packages, prices, rotates and stocks department products.
    • Maintains accurate pricing and signage that meet merchandising standards.
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of products throughout the department and understanding of culinary terminology, product labeling and common dietary restrictions.
    • Follows company procedures for processing invoices, transfers and credits.
    • Handles damaged and spoiled product according to company policy.
    • Maintains the organization, rotation and cleanliness of back stock areas.
    • May participate in other activities, such as inventories.
    • Responds to and follows through on emails and other communications in a timely manner.
    • Notifies Manager On Duty of any situations relating to customer service, safety, productivity, security or any other situation that may have an adverse effect on the store.

     

     

    Customer Service Responsibilities

    • Engages the customer in a friendly manner, shares product information and assists in locating product throughout the store. Seeks opportunities to exceed customer expectations and enhance the customer experience.
    • Adapts service based on customer needs, handles difficult customer situations and seeks solutions to delight the customer.

     

    Facilities, Sanitation, Work Safety and Food Safety Responsibilities

    • Adheres to work and food safety policies set forth by the company and regulatory agencies.
    • Performs janitorial tasks in compliance with sanitation standards established by store policy and state and local health departments. Contributes to store cleanliness.
    • Maintains equipment, informs store/department management of any problems.
    • Reports all safety concerns and work-related injuries to management.
    • Frequent handwashing is required.

     

    General Responsibilities  

    • Actively contributes to a positive and supportive work environment.
    • Gives and receives feedback in a constructive manner. Responds to feedback in order to improve performance.
    • Speaks up. Shares ideas and feedback that contributes to success of store and company.
    • Conserves company resources. Works in a manner consistent with company Vision, Mission and Values and sustainability program.
    • Observes all company rules and policies.
    • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

     

    Education and Qualification Requirements  

    • Valid Food Handlers Certification or must acquire within 30 days of hire.
    • At least one year of experience working in a cheese department
    • Previous ordering/inventory management experience preferred
    • Strong knowledge of local, domestic and imported cheeses strongly preferred

     

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Ability Requirements  

    • Friendly and customer service oriented, with an interest in food and cooking.
    • Demonstrates an adaptable and flexible work style, shifting tasks as priorities and circumstances change.
    • Demonstrates ability to multi-task and manage own time. Able to adjust priorities, productivity, efficiency and speed based on needs and conditions of department.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as cooperatively within a team.
    • Understands and can consistently follow through on verbal and written directions.
    • Able to interact with the general public and some special needs and persons, coworkers and the public.
    • Basic math and computation skills required.
    • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency required. Experience with Excel and inventory software preferred.
    • Skills to plan, prioritize and delegate work.
    • Skills to work independently, effectively manage own time and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Skills to adapt to the shifting priorities and needs of a retail environment.
    • Skills to exercise good judgment at all times.
    • Self-motivated, with high attention to detail, quality and presentation.
    • Skills to collaborate and communicate effectively and professionally in a team environment and one on one with coworkers, supervisors and customers.
    • Skills to manage difficult customer interactions required.
    • Skills to read, understand and follow through on verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet needs of the department.
    • Ability to reliably meet required work schedule and adhere to company attendance policy.
  • Production Operator - Organic Milk Exchange (OME)

    Job Title: Production Operator

    Location: Organic Milk Exchange, Tualatin, Oregon

    Shift Type: Full time, Monday through Friday.  Other days, as necessary.  Hours – 9:00am to 6:00pm, typically

    Job Type: Full-time; Exempt

    Travel: Potential travel between OME production facilities (Aurora & Tualatin)

    Responsibilities:
    This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded, as necessary.

    • Maintain a positive, productive work environment.
    • Perform and direct milk production, including documentation, quality control, continuous improvement.
    • Perform, direct, and compose sanitation and preventive maintenance tasks.
    • Assist with material handling, including inventory management, shipping, and receiving.
    • Perform administrative tasks, including order processing and customer invoicing.
    • Ensure safe operation and regulatory compliance.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Job Qualifications:

    • Effective verbal and written communication ability for co-workers and team members.
    • Demonstrated ability to complete precise, organized work.
    • Ability to adapt to change.
    • Ability to understand equipment and processes.
    • Ability to communicate production information clearly and consistently to managers and coworkers.
    • Ability to read, compose, and execute work instructions and standards.
    • Ability to understand daily production needs and participate in a team environment.
    • Ability to work in an environment with extended periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting, and exposure to heat, cold, noise, machinery and cleaning chemicals.

     

    Education/Experience:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Relevant manufacturing experience, preferably food related.
    • Ability to acquire pasteurizer operator license and other industry certifications.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Quality Assurance Specialist III

    Wild Rose Foods provides personnel and management services to several affiliated entities including Basics markets, Rock Ridge Farms, Mayfield Farm, Willamette Valley Cheese Company, and Aurora Organic Poultry. These businesses include retail store operations, dairy and poultry farms, creameries, and food innovation and development of new food products. We are a new, exciting start-up business that is growing rapidly. Founder Chuck Eggert is a business leader with a history of entrepreneurial successes in both grocery and consumer product branded development, manufacturing, and distribution.

    We offer competitive wages, Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay to all employees, and a full benefits package for anyone working 30+ hours per week.

    Shifts coincide with production shift for standard workweek. Overtime as required. May include possibly working some holidays/weekends.

    Job Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)
    Location/Travel: Tualatin, Aurora and Salem – Travel would be involved to adequately visit and cover each of the site locations noted here. Travel would also be required to attend other events and training courses.

    Position Summary

    Under the direction of the Director of Food Safety and Quality, implements all aspects of the quality systems for the canning/jarring processing sites. Coordinates and executes day-to-day QA/QC tasks, works closely with all levels of production staff. Assists with 3rd party audits and regulatory inspections. Supports the dairy processing operation as needed; may assist with R&D projects and other special projects. Proactively and continuously works to expand knowledge specific to the process and products made in the facility, from raw material arrival to shipping of finished goods.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary.

    • Oversees internal activities with compliance to local, state and federal food safety and health standards, including personal hygiene, temperature control, cross-contamination, pest control, recall compliance, sanitation, and customer complaints.
    • Conducts line testing on incoming, WIP, and finished products (i.e. pH, brix, moisture, salt, titratable acidity, butterfat, etc.). Identify out of spec product or conditions and place non-conforming items on hold.
    • Assists with programs to include environmental monitoring, recall administration, good manufacturing programs and sanitation standard operating procedures.
    • Develops, validates, maintains, and reviews food safety (HACCP, etc.), for sites to assure compliance with regulations.
    • Supports plant personnel to ensure compliance with federal & state regulations, third party audit requirements, customer requirements, and internal quality programs (i.e. FDA, ODA, Organic, etc.).
    • Identifies food safety opportunities with sites; prioritizes issues and lead resolution to drive sustainable improvements.
    • Routes, investigates trends and closes all customer complaint issues.
    • Ensures all site personnel are trained on food safety and quality related items.
    • Supports raw material and finished product specifications to ensure they are accurate and properly maintained, including the development of specifications for new raw materials and new finished products.
    • Works as a liaison for site audits and regulatory inspections.
    • Performs monthly audits of each site to determine overall food safety and sanitation compliance.
    • Assists with development, implementation and administration of new and existing food safety and quality policies and procedures.
    • Develops and maintains documentation to comply with record keeping requirements.
    • Maintains and manages lab equipment and supplies.
    • Responsible for maintaining a positive workplace in a food retail environment that promotes safety, quality, trust, and teamwork.
    • Effectively communicates across the organization with all executive levels and operational management on the compliance status.
    • Be available for other functions and special projects related to the success of the business.

    Qualifications

    • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the products and the processes involved.
    • Basic understanding of equipment operations and minor troubleshooting ability.
    • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of safety, quality and efficiency.
    • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance.
    • Ability to understand daily production needs and participate in a team environment safely.
    • Able to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment.
    • Requires extended periods of standing, walking, climbing and sitting.
    • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, machinery and cleaning chemicals.

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelors’ degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, or related discipline preferred.
    • Experience with GFSI, FSMA, PMO, HACCP and GMP’s as they relate to food safety programs.
    • PQCI certificate preferred.
    • Better Process Control School preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in food manufacturing environment working in a QA and/or QC position. Dairy or cheese plant experience preferred.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements

    The work environment characteristics an physical demands 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 is routinely exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat. The noise level is the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The job duties include working in a slaughter facility with meat and poultry and/or raw meat and poultry cuts.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs and talk or hear. The employee is routinely required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Learn more about what we do here: https://wildrosefoods.com/

  • Production Worker - Dundee Fruit

    Department:          Production/Operations

    Reports to:             Operations Manager

    Job Status:              Full-Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)

    Shift Type:              Coincides with production shift for standard work week.  Overtime as required.  May include possibly working holidays/weekends.

    Location/Travel:   McMinnville, Oregon. Travel may also be required to attend other events and training courses.

    Position Summary

    Under the direction of the Operations Manager, performs activities as directed on the production line.  Duties include performing a variety of routine tasks including weighing, inspecting, sorting, packaging, casing product, operating a variety of mechanical equipment, checking container weights, dates and labels for accuracy and recording data as required.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary.

    • Responsible for maintaining a positive workplace in a food-manufacturing environment that promotes safety, quality, trust, and teamwork.
    • Responsible for following food safety programs and reporting deficiencies to management.
    • Responsible for dumping or placing food products in hoppers, kettles, on sorting tables, in jars, or on a conveyor.
    • Sorts and grades products according to size, color, or quality to meet product specification.
    • Feeds empty containers or lids onto conveyor systems.
    • Fills containers using scoops or packs by hand.
    • Weighs out raw materials per product formulations for batching.
    • Inspects and weighs filled containers to ensure product conforms to quality and weight standards.
    • Loads, moves or stacks containers by hand, hand truck or forklift.
    • Inspect packaging and coding to verify conformance to specifications and performs minor adjustments as needed.
    • Set-up labelling and post-packaging equipment and package and palletize finished product.
    • Maintain daily production logs that are legible, neat and orderly.
    • Performs sanitation tasks per standard operating procedures and frequencies.
    • Be available for other functions and special projects related to the success of the business.

     

    Position Requirements
    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable state or local law, we will make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

    Qualifications

    • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the products and the processes involved.
    • Basic understanding of equipment operations and minor troubleshooting ability.
    • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of safety, quality and efficiency.
    • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance.
    • Ability to understand daily production needs and participate in a team environment safely.
    • Able to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment.
    • Requires extended periods of standing, walking, climbing and sitting.
    • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, machinery and cleaning chemicals.

     

    Education/Experience

    • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education.
    • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality, and Material Management Systems and procedures.
    • Work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline. Experience operating a variety of mechanical equipment preferred.

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Wild Rose Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Wild Rose Foods is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Wild Rose Foods are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Wild Rose Foods will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Wild Rose Foods encourages applicants of all ages.