Open Positions

  • Operations Support Specialist

    Department: BioDynamics ‐ Pellet Mill
    Location: Hines
    Report To: Pellet Mill Manager
    Job Status: Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt
    Shift: Monday‐Friday. Overtime as required

    Position Summary: The Oregon plant of BioDynamics manufactures alfalfa and wood pellets for a broad
    range of local farmers and customers. This position is responsible for providing administrative support to
    ensure efficient operation of the office and facilities. Supports managers and employees through a
    variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Responsible for confidential and timesensitive
    material. Ensures that all Administrative duties are completed accurately and delivered with
    high quality and in a timely manner.

    Essential Functions

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

    • Follows office workflow procedures to ensure maximum efficiency
    • Maintains files and records with effective filing systems
    • Supports other teams with various administrative tasks (redirecting calls, disseminating
      correspondence, scheduling meetings etc.)
    • Greets and assists visitors when they arrive at the office
    • Monitors office expenditures, including office supplies inventory and places orders
    • Coordination all office contracts (rent, services, etc.).
    • Performs and supports basic bookkeeping and budgeting activities and updates the accounting
      system
    • Supports corporate HR functions such as timekeeping, new hire paperwork and other employee
      support
    • Creates and updates records and databases with personnel, financial and other data
    • Resolves and responds to customer complaints or issues
    • Assists in vendor relationship management
    • Coordinates office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company
      policies
    • Manages phone calls and correspondence (e‐mail, letters, packages etc.)
    • Submits timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned
    • Maintains and ensures compliance with Organic standards
    • Assists with safety program, maintaining SDS data base, ensuring employee training is up to date.
    • Maintain PM schedule and equipment database.
    • Assists colleagues whenever necessary

     

    Required Experience/ Education:

    • High School diploma/GED
    • BS/BA in office administration or relevant field is preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively throughout organization and with both internal and external
      customers

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Proven experience as an office administrator, office assistant or relevant role
    • Experience in customer service
    • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to
      maintain high levels of safety, quality and efficiency
    • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles and office management systems and procedures
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and office
      management software (ERP, etc.)
    • Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment
    • Working knowledge of office equipment operations and minor troubleshooting ability
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Organized with the ability to prioritize and multi‐task
    • Reliable with patience and professionalism
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the products manufactured and the processes involved
    • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order
      to maintain regulatory compliance
    • Able to perform at a high level in a fast‐paced environment

     

    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. A
    portion of job will be interacting with production staff in the production area and will be exposed to
    louder noise levels of equipment and vehicles. 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.

  • Quality Assurance Specialist III (Dairy)

    Department: Quality Assurance
    Reports to: Director of Food Safety and Quality
    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: 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 dairy 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 milk 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.

    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
    • 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.
    • 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: 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 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.

    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 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.

  • Senior Cost Accountant

    Department: Accounting
    Reports to: Controller
    Location: Tualatin

    Position Summary:

    • Analyze manufacturing operations, equipment availability and utilization
    • Perform month-end close processes
    • Maintain cost accounting system and cost ledger for manufacturing environments
    • Perform cost-benefit analysis and ad hoc evaluation of potential business ventures
    • Analyze inventory valuations
    • Support retail environment in developing inventory practices to ensure accuracy of information

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    System Development and Maintenance

    • Responsible for inventory management across Wild Rose Foods organization
    • Develop standard costs of labor and overhead for manufacturing entities
    • Work in tandem with VP of Operations to manage maintenance of manufacturing items in Netsuite
    • Develop process for managing item costing for entities which have not migrated to Netsuite
    • Guide and support the build of a system which allows for more sophisticated cost accounting in future
    • Support migration of entities into Netsuite
    • Understand Parity Inventory Management system, provide guidance to VP of Operations

     

    Month-End Close Processes

    • Develop cycle count processes within Manufacturing Environments
    • Review inventory information provided by Field Leaders for reasonableness and accuracy
    • Record inventory adjustments, both manually and via electronic creation through Parity and Netsuite software integration
    • Review Inventory Valuations
    • Record Product Transfers between location and legal entities
    • Review rates of depreciation, labor and overhead and suggest policy changes to improve results
    • Maintain and review the general ledger and reconcile balance sheet accounts
    • Record Payroll Activity

     

    Management Reporting & Planning

    • Generate Financial Statements for various entities
    • Develop and maintain an Inventory Reporting System, which bridges multiple entities
    • Provide financial analysis to support and guide agriculture entities
    • Provide other reporting and analysis as deemed necessary
    • Provide support on budgeting process

     

    Position Requirements:

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required. Experience in a manufacturing warehouse or facility is a plus.

    • Honesty & integrity. Character that is above reproach
    • A strong team player who can both play their position and contribute more broadly
    • Smart, exhibits strong analytical ability and quickly “sees through” a situation to its core
    • Tough minded but fair in all interactions
    • A role model for the culture and values of Keystone-Pacific
    • Service oriented – responsive and adds value
    • Ability to prioritize in a dynamic, growth environment

     

    Leadership Characteristics / Behavioural Competencies:

    • Open, Thoughtful and Direct Communicator: Ensures information flows appropriately across all companies and functions. Can drive consensus when necessary, and knows how to influence-for-results, with proven stewardship in protecting the company while serving organization constituents. Communicates credibly with all employees and internal customers.
    • Leadership Courage: Is unafraid to disagree with conviction when they believe the company contemplating decisions that may be inconsistent with its stated Mission or Values. Speaks truth to power without taking it personally. Provides candid feedback and/or coaching to executives of the company.
    • Drives for Results: Defines ambitious goals, establishes priorities, and enables execution to ensure results. Manages resources effectively and efficiently. Well organized, plans, and known to “get things done.” Always follows through on commitments. Provides strong leadership to the company and manages both tactical and strategic objectives to accomplish goals.
  • Quality Assurance Specialist III

    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.

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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.