Employment Opportunities

Environmental Compliance Manager

Location: Multiple Sites

Status: Open

Oregon Cherry Growers, one of the top fruit packaging companies in the U.S., is seeking an Environmental Compliance Manager for three facilities in Oregon. 

 Stationed at our Production Facility in The Dalles, Oregon, this exempt-level manager will report to the Director of Environmental Health & Safety and will ensure compliance with environmental regulations and manage a formal environmental program at production facilities in both Salem and The Dalles, Oregon.

This position will advocate for a safe work environment for all employees, provide proactive solutions to alleviate environmental concerns and ensure full compliance with all applicable environmental rules and regulations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

 Manage year-round activated sludge waste water systems (NPDES permitted) at multiple production facilities.

  • Implement and maintain environmental programs in accordance with all regulatory compliance and corporate or customer requirements.
  • Administer all plant environmental training programs.
  • Conduct environmental audits and assist in the development of programs for improving performance.
  • Assist with all environmental planning and compliance for various engineering projects.
  • Provide day-to-day support and engagement with site personnel in executing assigned environmental programs and projects.
  • Lead, coordinate and provide ongoing development for the emergency response team.
  • Provide training for all employees, visitors and contractors.
  • Maintain EHS related documents and records.
  • Liaison to Plant Manager’s for regulatory inspections.
  • Manage two direct report employees as part of the waste water management system.

Required Experience, Skills & Competencies:

 At least seven (7) years of experience in managing environmental processes, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong knowledge of ORSHA, EPA and DEQ regulations.
  • Experience with environmental regulations and system management, including but not limited to, SPCC, Hazardous Waste, PSM, RMP, SWPCP and waste water systems.
  • Ability to lead and provide focus to others on environmental strategies, programs and procedures.
  • Ability to work well with all levels within organization.
  • Ability to flex work schedule based on company priorities.
  • Safety or environmental qualifications such as OHST, CSP, QISP, certified waste water operator.
  • Possess excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Desired Skills

A background in safety.  This position will assist the company safety manager as required in compliance and training initiatives (PSM, RMP, plant safety and industrial hygiene).

 Oregon Cherry Growers offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and a 401(k). In addition, Oregon Cherry Growers offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants including females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.  EOE/AA.

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Regional Human Resources Manager at Oregon Cherry Growers

Location: The Dalles, OR 97058

Status: Open

Oregon Cherry Growers, a leading cherry processing company, is seeking a Regional Human Resources Managerfor three production facilities in Oregon. 

 Stationed at our Production Facility in The Dalles, Oregon, this exempt-level manager will be responsible for providing leadership in human resources and labor relations activities for operations in The Dalles and Salem, Oregon.   These Oregon facilities employ up to 400 unionized production workers, and over 60 non-union management and administrative support staff.  This position will report directly to the Sr. Vice President of Operations and indirectly to the VP of Human Resources & General Counsel.

 Core Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance and direction to Exempt and Non-exempt HR and Payroll staff and oversees HR and Payroll directives for all Oregon Facilities.
  • Interprets language and administers the Collective Bargaining Agreement and acts as primary contact for union representatives in handling disputes and other matters related to labor relations and labor contract administration.
  • Partners with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Recommends, evaluates, and facilitates employee training and development.
  • Implements and oversees talent acquisition, hiring and staffing efforts.
  • Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations related to performance or behavioral issues. Makes recommendations for appropriate disciplinary action.
  • Investigates and reviews any employee charges or complaints including but not limited to harassment or discrimination. Works in conjunction with Corporate Human Resources personnel to resolve complaints in accordance with corporate policy.
  • Maintains and improves human resource information systems (HRIS).
  • Supports environmental, health and safety (EHS) efforts including support on workers’ compensation matters.
  • Understands rules related to leaves of absence and organizes strategy for handing related issues.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends, and employment and labor legislation.
  • Assists executive management in strategic collective bargaining matters, as well as reviewing and administering compensation and benefit programs.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required in a Union environment.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal labor regulations.
  • Knowledge and application of Human Resources principles and practices.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective coaching and problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, organizational, managerial and communications skills.
  • Ability to gather and interpret and analyze information; and develop, recommend, and implement solutions.
  • Familiar with Payroll & HRIS systems and proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to interact with employees at all levels of the company.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • SPHR or SHRM SCP certification preferred.

 Oregon Cherry Growers offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter.

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Warehouse & Shipping Manager at Oregon Cherry Growers

Location: The Dalles, OR 97058

Status: Open

 Oregon Cherry Growers, one of the top fruit packaging companies in the U.S., is seeking a Warehouse & Shipping Manager for its production facility in The Dalles, Oregon.

This exempt-level manager will report to the Production Manager and will be responsible for directing and coordinating the warehouse and shipping departments to attain factory goals within quality, cost, and time specifications and in compliance with Company policy. This position provides leadership for overall activities and accountabilities of the warehouse and shipping department and is a key member of the leadership team. Qualified applicants should be highly motivated, detail oriented, and able to multitask.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the warehouse and shipping departments to meet or exceed budgeted controllable costs.
  • Provide leadership and direction to staff including a Warehouse Manager, Inventory Clerks, and Forklift Drivers.
  • Coordinate department activities to ensure performance goals such as safety measures, on time shipping, customer service, quality, sanitation and food safety met or exceeded.
  • Ensure compliance, fair and consistent administration of the Company policies, procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Support the Loss Control Program to ensure no injury to self or others.
  • Receive sales orders and prepare outgoing shipments; analyze documents for accuracy and completeness, resolve discrepancies, and communicate with internal and external contacts in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain accurate control over finished product inventory; analyze inventory vs production demand and ensure adequate supply to meet production schedules.
  • Input material and finished good transactions, including lot numbers, within the data base system; verify accuracy of transactions by cross referencing and monitor actual usage vs system levels.
  • Order, receive, and record raw materials and supplies.
  • Work closely with QA staff to complete required hold and release procedures and documentation.
  • Plan and coordinate with Customer Service and Corporate Planning the scheduling of trucks for shipment of intermediate and finished product to other plants or customers and outside warehouses.
  • Record finished product pack-outs into inventory in data base system; review reports for discrepancies and resolve issues with Production Managers and Supervisors, and Finance.
  • Perform physical inventory of finished product and supplies on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of physical inventory on hand vs data base record.
  • Timely and accurate response to internal material transfer requests; records and communicates system transactions, to or from all plants, to ensure for timely and proper transfer, handling, storage and inventory needs.
  • Work with the The Dalles and Salem Staff on internal trucking scheduling and logistics to facilitate the timely movement of materials to meet production schedules.
  • Maintain a clean, organized and hazard free work area at all warehousing facilities in The Dalles.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Production Manager or Plant Manager.


  • Five years of experience in Logistics, Warehousing, and/or Manufacturing.
  • Three years of Supervisory level experience, preferably in a Union environment, with proven ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or similar field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Multi-Tasker with excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Self–directed with ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Familiar with technology and proficient with MS Word & Excel with preferred candidates having exposure to ERP systems (JDE/Oracle) and/or Inventory Management systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of quality assurance specifications, practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of federal policies and regulations concerning sanitation, safety, and security.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective coaching and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to gather and interpret and analyze information; and develop, recommend, and implement solutions.
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to interact with employees at all levels of the company.

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Quality Assurance Manager at Oregon Cherry Growers

Location: The Dalles, OR 97058

Status: Open

Oregon Cherry Growers, a leading cherry processing company, is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to manage the Quality Assurance group and Food Safety programs at the Downtown and Riverside Production Facilities in The Dalles, Oregon. 

Reporting to the Corporate Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager, this Manager will insure compliance to food safety regulations and quality systems, including:  third party audits, preventative controls, policy, procedure, and crisis management.  Responsible for assuring all products are produced within established quality specifications by supplying and analyzing information and services for Production, Sales, and Engineering.  Communicates quality related technical information to maximize value, efficiency and maintain established quality standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Position supervises QC Lab Technicians, QC Lab Assistants, QC Inspectors, and Pit Checkers.
  • Leads the QA staff at Downtown and Riverside Facilities, and is a member of a team consisting of the Operations Managers.
  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification with Safe Quality Foods (SQF) by maintaining requirements and ensuring compliance with continuous improvement, internal audits, document control, and training.
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.
  • Food Safety and HACCP program, training and continuous improvement.
  • Total Quality Management program, training and communication.
  • Ensure compliance of established quality specifications for all products produced at the Facilities.
  • Companywide quality testing and verification of products with consistent and accurate evaluation, grading, testing, and reporting, through proper technical and laboratory techniques and procedures by trained quality assurance personnel.
  • Provide quality-related information, Certificate of Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), and technical guidance to Operations during on-going processing, implementation of process changes, and R&D runs.
  • Investigation, corrective action and responses to customer and consumer complaints for products.
  • Contact and liaison for customer driven, and government inspections or audits, such as FDA, USDA, ODA, Kosher, Organic.
  • Monitor and audit supplier program of raw materials, ingredients and packaging to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Ensures compliance with food regulatory requirements regarding brine and maraschino cherries in regards to handling, labeling, additives, and preservatives.
  • Inspects and signs off on all samples shipped out of the plant.
  • Assists in the development of new products and implementation of processing changes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Corporate Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences desired or 3-5 years QA experience in food/fruit processing.
  • Extensive knowledge of Food Safety, Food Regulatory, HACCP, GMP and statistical process control programs
  • Obtain SQF certification through an accredited SQFI training program.
  • Knowledge of quality control standards, techniques and practices.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and an ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with others.
  • Computer skills required with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements

Frequent physical activity includes walking, sitting, standing, gripping with hands and fingers, using a keyboard, finger dexterity, hearing, speaking, close vision, and color identification.  Moderate physical activity includes bending, stooping, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, reaching, touching, and climbing stairs.

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Oregon Cherry Growers
a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Coast Producers

1520 Woodrow NE Salem, Oregon 97301
E-mail: sales@pcoastp.com


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