Job Openings

07.15.14

Company:  Liberty Natural Products, Inc

Location:  20949 S. Harris Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 

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Description of Business:  Liberty Natural Products, Inc. is a botanical distributor and 

                                      operates a 90 acre sustainable herb farm located near Fischer’s 

                                      Mill/Carver/Barton. We specialize in importing and distributing

                                      wholesale botanical oils and other natural extracts since 1982. 

                                      We are a growing company and have the satisfaction of serving

                                       the natural products industry the world over.

 

No. of Employees: 30


The job descriptions listed below indicate full time hours and the typical shifts. 

 

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send your Cover Letter and Resume as text in your email or attached as a MicroSoft Word file or Adobe PDF to shane@libertynatural.com.  Selected applicants will be contacted by email to schedule an interview.  Local Clackamas County residents are especially encouraged to apply!  Please do not phone as we handle the job application process by email only! Thank you for your interest in Liberty Natural Products!

 

 The ideal candidates should possess the following skills:

      -    Positive and Encouraging attitude. Sometimes the work can be monotonous and routine. Please be comfortable in that kind of environment.
-  The positions in shipping, production, and multi-department assistant will require lifting, communicating, and the ability to self manage.
-  Steady hands and the ability to work on your feet throughout the day are essential in the shipping and production departments.
-  We are looking for reliable people with a solid work ethic and a proven history of cross trainability..
-  40 to 50 pounds of lifting strength is expected in both the shipping department and production department. There are many days where as many as 10 boxes and or drums weighing 40 - 50 pounds will need to be maneuvered, therefore, this should be considered when applying.
-  All of our established departments involve thoughtful and considerate customer service. Our customers love the quality of our customer care and we don't ever want that to change!
-  Our phones ring a lot around here. When they do, your personality will be of the kind that it is not bothered by the high tempo and pace.
-  Sometimes, however, the phones seem to get quiet. When they do, your personality will recognize a small business requires the wearing of many hats and  you excel at the opportunity to learn new things and do new things!

Production Assistant: (Day shift, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, Breaks and Lunch as required by state law)

*Currently there are no positions available in this department. 07.15.14*

 

Most of our products are pure botanical oils and these typically get filled into amber glass bottles. We have around 1800 products at Liberty Natural and the production staff shoulders the responsibility of getting our oils into bottles for shipment. We do all this by hand. REALLY! Up to 500-600 bottles per day. We usually staff about 4 people for this shift plus one manager/supervisor. 

Steady hands and peaceful disposition are key. Knowledge of Botanical extracts is NOT necessary, however a clear understanding of Weights and Measurements is required and will be expected. Comfort around computers will be expected as much of the production work is generated by our DOS internal operating system.

The production staff fulfills the following tasks, and more.
 

You WILL be on your feet 99 % of the time, so please consider that before applying!

Continued lifting and moving of product (but sometimes less that an ounce!)
Dispensing of drums (5 gallon to 55 gallon)
Organizing and counting packaging materials and bottles
Recycling, Cleaning, Warehouse Maintenance
Special manufacturing of products. These include lotions, soaps, electrolytes, etc. Organizing and cleaning of the production lab.
Quarterly physical inventory

Pay:  Production Clerk - $11.00/hr to start.

 

Shipping Clerk(Day shift, 8:00am – 4:30pm & 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, Breaks and Lunch as required by state law)

*Currently there is one position available in this department. 07-15-2014*

 

As with most shipping departments, the positions are relatively task oriented with the goal of getting as many packages out per day as possible. We use UPS, FED EX, DHL, USPS and a huge variety of Freight companies and of course, some customers choose to come to our facility to pick up their orders. Boxes, box knives, tape guns, packaging peanuts, bubble wrap etc. are all a part of these positions.  The ability to recognize that these standard packaging components ensure that the customers get their oils and extracts in ONE PIECE is of the utmost importance. Any sensitivities to Styrofoam, plastic, tape or cardboard should be considered.

Our operations are substantially computer based and are used in just about every step of invoicing, preparing, charging credit cards, and processing shipments. The computer system at Liberty Natural is INTEGRAL to our operations and your comfort in the computer environment is essential to our mutual success.

Pay:  Shipping Clerk - $11.00/hr to start.                    

Multi Department Assistant Flex Position (Day Shift 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, Breaks and Lunch as required by state law)

Pay: $10.50 per hour

*Currently there are no positions available in this department. 07-15-2014*

This new position is being created to further implement our cross training policy and respond to company needs for flexible manpower and to facilitate a cleaner facility. As opposed to most entry level positions at Liberty Natural Products, this new position will be managed by the Lead Manager of each department, as well as the General manager and CEO. The purpose of this position is to have one person responsible for facility maintenance and cleaning, along with assistance in every department with daily, weekly, and/or monthly tasks. These tasks may include and are not limited to the following:

          -All common area cleaning including and not limited to restrooms, break rooms, offices, production areas, meeting rooms and outdoor areas.

          -Office Clerical including and not limited to filing, data entry, document scanning and e-filing, organizational binder building and sorting of mail/faxes.

          -Office Miscellaneous. As we continue to grow, there will be projects that need to be address that will usually involve following direct leadership from upper management.

          -The purchasing department often is in need of accurate inventory. This position would be directly responsible for gathering on-demand inventory amounts and weights. At times this will be for immediate needs, and other times, it will be within the routine of quarterly inventory gathering.

          -When inventory arrives, we are in need of someone to correctly and accurately stock these items. This position would be directly responsible for this task along with reporting preexisting inventory back to the purchasing department.

          -We have some customers that we fill large multi-bottle shipments for. This can be as many as 600-1000 small bottles inserted into bubble wrap and boxed for shipment. These shipments would likely be process in the production and manufacturing facility and delivered to the shipping department for that department to process.

          -The processing of herbs at our Organic Farm is an essential and critical task that needs to be done with cleanliness and accuracy. This position would respond directly to the needs of the Farm management to fulfill these tasks.

Pay: Flex Assistant Position - $10.50/hr to Start         

 

 

Customer Service:  (8:30 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Breaks and Lunch as required by state law)     

*Currently there are no positions available in this department. 07.15.14*

 

The Customer Service position requires a demonstrated history of customer care and sincere interest in natural products. In addition to a relaxed and comfortable demeanor, the ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

 -You should be comfortable around a multiple line phone system and being at a desk for most of the day. Basic computer skills and your ability to rapidly learn how to navigate through a data base and type with accuracy and professionalism will be evident in your cover letter and/or resume.

 -Customer needs and problems will be common, especially during the very busy holiday seasons. You are the type of person who does not take things personally and can easily make a negative situation positive for everyone.

 -Your ability to leave your personal life out of the office will be essential.

 -You need the kind of composure that can quickly and calmly go from call to call without insult to the customer.

-Your ability to provide friendly and consistent professional customer service during business hours is KEY to this position.

-Additional tasks to customer service may include filing, data entry, light cleaning and possible assistance in other departments.

Pay:  Customer Service Assistant - $10.00-$11.00/hr to start. 

Purchasing(Day shift, 8 – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Breaks and Lunch as required by state law)  

*Currently there are no positions available in this department. 03.04.14*

Our Purchasing/Import Department optimally consists of  three people. A purchasing manager, assistant purchasing manager and a purchasing assistant. A substantial amount of our purchases are made internationally, therefore emailing and sometimes difficult telephone conversations with a focus on immaculate and concise communications skills are essential. Negotiating skills and an understanding of the Latin Botanical names of herbs are extremely helpful.

 

This position requires an ability to work with government forms as Liberty Natural does all of our own importing. Utilizing the internet to work through confusing documents and terms and feeling comfortable self managing through these confusing puzzles is essential to the success of Liberty. This includes working within the rules of U.S. Customs, The F.D.A., the D.E.A. and often various freight companies. Currency exchange and real-time understanding of the changes and demands of our botanical products make this an ever changing and dynamic core department.

 

This is a mostly full time desk job with extensive filing, information management, and occasional testing in the Essential Oil Lab. However, it is an extremely exciting position for a person with a sincere interest in natural products. The wage begins at $10.00-$11.00 to start as a clerk, but the immediate opportunity for increased pay depends upon the individuals ability to work within the framework of Liberty Natural's purchasing department and grow with the company as we make this exciting change to the new facility.

 

The Purchasing department is one of the most exciting and fulfilling areas at Liberty Natural. The skills developed in this area have resulted in amazing opportunities for past employees who have found themselves in Major international companies utilizing the basic principals of international purchasing on our small scale.