Salt Production Associate

At Jacobsen Salt Co. we craft top-shelf cooking ingredients, re-envision classic products and recipes, and provide unforgettable culinary experiences every day. Founded in 2011 as the first saltworks in the Pacific Northwest since the 1800s, we have grown from a local, small business to a nationally recognized brand as America’s leading salt maker and purveyor of quality pantry staples.

Jacobsen Salt Co. seeks a full-time (40 hour/week) Salt Production Associate who is self-motivated and eager to learn an artisanal skill. This is a physical, hands-on position that contributes to the entirety of the salt production process, from pumping salt water to monitoring brine evaporation to the final harvesting of our salt.  A keen eye for detail is a must, as essential duties include accurate record keeping and achieving high product quality standards.

Location: Netarts Bay, OR

Primary functions include: 

  • Pump salt water, monitor brine evaporation, and harvest wet salt with accuracy and  efficiency; maintain productivity throughout the course of a shift and encourage cohorts  to do the same 
  • Closely follow and improve on existing fill and record keeping processes
  • Maintain regular and consistent data input to Pump, Boil, and Evaporator Logs; keep up a detailed cleaning schedule and log  
  • Rigorously uphold company, state, and federal quality control and food safety standards  and requirements
  • Ensure performance and functionality of all salt production tools and equipment (clean,  lubricate, calibrate, etc.)
  • Pack and load finished product for transport
  • Maintain and enhance Quality Assurance/Quality Control practices and standards 
  • Communicate promptly, thoroughly, constructively, and consistently with both direct  supervisor (Salt Production Lead or Coast Operations Manager) and all co-workers
  • Identify inefficiencies and propose improvements (such as quality assurances, capacity,  ease of use, etc.) to processes and equipment 
  • Assist Facility Manager with upkeep maintenance and regular improvements to facility  grounds, property, and equipment 
  • Contribute to post-production and other duties and tasks as needed

The ideal candidate is:

  • A high school graduate (or has a commensurate degree or certifications) with access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Has some previous experience working in manufacturing or food production/preparation
  • Able to work nights and/or weekends as needed
  • A consummate professional both in the workplace and in the community; sees themselves as a Jacobsen brand ambassador and embodies our ideals of integrity and inclusivity
  • An energetic, enthusiastic, and collaborative team player
  • Trustworthy, with a strong work ethic and high moral standards
  • Comfortable completing basic tasks on a computer, including navigating word processing, spreadsheets, and email

Essential physical functions:

  • Fully capable of lifting 20-50 lbs (frequent) and 50-70 lbs (rarely)
  • Able to stand for several hours at a time (position requires walking or standing for long periods)

Typical weekly schedule:

  • Shift Length: 10 hours
  • Four days per week
  • Overtime hours possible as necessitated by business operations; position requires occasional schedule flexibility
  • This non-exempt position works out of Jacobsen’s production facility in Netarts, Oregon.

Reports to: 

  • Salt Production Lead
  • Coast Operations Manager

Starting hourly rate for this position is $15.00/hour. Benefits include paid time off and paid company holidays, as well as eligibility for health/dental/vision benefits and 401(k). 

Jacobsen Salt Co. is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the value that diversity brings to an organization.

As a community, we are committed to creating a workplace where learning is a key principle. We look for collaborative and resourceful team players who believe in our mission to inspire people to cook, eat, and live well. 

To apply: 

Please send your resume to jobs@jacobsensalt.com with your first and last name, and job title in the subject line. Example: Jane Doe – Salt Production Associate. This listing will remain open until filled.