Farwest Steel - Associate Buyer

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Associate Buyer, Eugene

 Purpose of the Position:  To support the Purchasing Department by effectively sourcing non- stock material and performing various administrative duties.

Major Duties:

  • Responsible for procurement of non-stock items (buyouts) from secondary (non-mill) sources. Requires monitoring of the Unplanned Demand Report and effectively communicating with sales, shipping, vendors and accounting.

  •  Buyout purchase order entry, logistics coordination and order reconciliation.

  •  Responsible for updating inbound rail shipments (rail trace) and overseas purchase orders.  

  •  Assist Buyers in maintaining purchase order due dates, pricing and internal requisition entry.

  • Assist Purchasing Manager and Buyers within a cooperative team atmosphere.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a professional phone demeanor, and the ability to multi-task. 

  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and proficiency with computer programs (Excel) required.

  • Must possess basic math skills.


Interested candidates should fill out an internal job interest form and give to their supervisor for approval.  Supervisor will forward approved interest forms to Juniper Thompson in the Eugene Corporate office, or email juniper.thompson@farweststeel.com


Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

Farwest Steel - Production Assistant

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Production Assistant (Bay 8), Eugene

Shift: Swing & Graveyard Shifts


Purpose of the Position:

To process orders cut on the burning machines and assist in other areas of the warehouse as needed while following all safety policies and procedures. Perform clean up duties as needed to maintain safe and organized work area throughout the shift.


Major Duties:

  • Identify parts associated with a specific order, process parts and clean up per instructions on the work order using grinders and hand tools. Follow the parts processing six step procedures. 

  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and related shifts.

  • Stack parts on pallets or in bundles and mark with pertinent information from the work order, for delivery or storage.

  • Remove small cut parts from the burning tables by hand when needed.

  • Identify all questionable quality issues and present them for review by the supervisor to ensure that customer expectations are met on every order.

  • Load and unload vehicles including inbound deliveries and customer will calls, while representing the highest standard of a Farwest Steel employee.

  • Sort some parts and put in tubs, then take the parts to the processing area.

  • Forklift operation at times along with some jib crane and overhead crane operation.

  • Additional duties as assigned by lead/supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • Continuous mental and/or visual attention to work tasks is required to monitor safety conditions the production process, attention to important details of the process of parts preparation and delivery to Customers.

  • Warehouse training or prior experience of at least 12 months preferred.

  • Must be able to read and write in English to be able to follow written instructions and record work activities performed. 

  • Math ability to figure piece counts and read a tape measure etc. including converting decimals to fractions and vise versa. 


Interested candidates should fill out an internal job interest form and give to Juniper Thompson in the Eugene office, or email juniper.thompson@farweststeel.com    


Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.


Farwest Steel - Accounting Clerk

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Accounting Clerk, Springfield

  Position Purpose:   To ensure efficient, timely, and accurate processing of vendor invoices for payment.  Comply with internal controls and work as a positive, contributing team member in a continuous improvement environment.


Major Duties:  

  • Match material invoices to purchase orders and receiving documentation

  • Match freight invoices to trip documentation

  • Calculate cost adjustments when applicable

  • Ensure non-material invoices are properly coded and approved

  • Process invoices in a timely manner to take advantage of discount terms

  • Resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices

  • Serve as point of contact for vendor inquiries

  • Maintain an organized tracking system of pending invoices in compliance with financial policies and procedures

  • Reconcile open purchase orders to outstanding receipts and invoices

  • Work with purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and sales administrative groups to improve processes and resolve issues

  • Comply with electronic filing documentation policy

  • Assist in accumulating and reporting key performance metrics

  • Assist with various department projects, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred, High School diploma required

  • Proven accounts payable work experience

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles

  • Demonstrated ability to calculate, post, and manage accounting records

  • Strong data entry skills; ability to process high volume transactions with accuracy

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel

  • Experience with Oracle preferred



  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Well organized

  • Good verbal and communication skills

  • Willingness to be a positive team member


Interested candidates should send their resume or fill out an internal interest form return to Juniper Thompson in the Eugene Corporate office, or email juniper.thompson@farweststeel.com.


Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

Farwest Steel - Quality Control Supervisor- Eugene, OR

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Quality Control Supervisor- Eugene, OR

 Position Description:

Oversee inspection and quality control activities to meet the specification and quality standards. Observes and regulates the in-process inspection, sampling, final testing, and inspection of finished products. Plans and directs work activities for employees in the quality assurance department. Direct the development and modification of quality control procedures. Perform normal supervisory functions for the department.


Major Duties:

  • Apply Continuous Improvement include: 5S, Visual Management, RCA, and process flow.

  • Review written procedures and perform audits to verify compliance consistency.

  •  Participate professionally, with internal and external customers, including formal and informal presentation as well as, standard office communications.

  • Ability to teach and develop standard training, visual management, work instructions and formal/informal employee education courses.

  • Perform First Article and finished inspections of manufactured product to drawing and customer requirements. Report out-of-tolerance conditions to department supervisors and/or sales department personnel for resolution.

  • Report and communicate data in Excel Pivot Tables and Word documents.

  • Read blueprints, use calipers, micrometers and other measuring tools.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Ability to obtain a Weld Inspector Certification, ASQ, ISO, and NDT Certifications

  • Familiar with AWS D1.1 or ASME Section IX welding processes

  • Familiar with NDT Processes including: VT,MT,UT, and PT

  • Perform and identify RCA disposition, Formal First Article inspection and auditing

  • Experience supervising inspectors in daily tasks, long term goals and cross functional teams.

  • Strong project management skills to accomplish quality related PDCAs and projects

  • Desire to improve the current state of quality and production processes through collaboration.

  • Must be willing to work early and late, as needs arise.  Working conditions are at a desk, occasional requirement to drive to customer worksites or facilities, and may consist of time spent in warehouse or outdoors. Must have current valid driver’s license. 


Interested candidates should send their resume or fill out an internal interest form and return to Juniper Thompson in the Eugene Corporate office or email to juniper.thompson@farweststeel.com.


Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

Farwest Steel - Intermediate to Advanced Welders, Eugene

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Intermediate to Advanced Welders, Eugene

  Day, Swing & Graveyard shifts available.

Must be able to work overtime and weekends, when work requires.

 Purpose of Position: To fit and weld components by prescribed methods as required by customer’s blueprints and specifications. Must be able to meet quality requirements set forth by AWS D1.1 or greater.  Provide instruction and guidance for the development of welder trainees and less skilled welders.

 Major Duties:

  1. Review blue prints and job specifications with supervisor. Set up welder current, amperage, and gas flows to the prescribed settings for material being welded.

  2. Interpret blueprints to understand welding requirements. Set up tacked or fixture parts for welding.

  3. Weld components together meeting AWS D1.1 standards or greater.

  4. Check dimensions and tolerances after welding and cooling.  Use industries standard methods to straighten, ream, and debur as required.

  5. Provide technical direction and support to welder trainees.

  6. Participate in insuring a safe work environment through best practice including promoting of all company safety policies, OSHA guidelines, maintenance of a 5S work station.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • 1 year minimum of wire welding experience

  • Basic fit-up and layout skills required

  • Basic blue print reading skills a must

  • Must have good communication skills

  • Ability to read and write in English

  • Welding certifications would be a plus

  • Must have a team based approach to work

Interested candidates should fill out an internal job interest form and give to Juniper Thompson in the Eugene Corporate office or email to juniper.thompson@farweststeel.com


Farwest Steel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

West Valley Construction - Safety Manager

Position Title: Safety Manager

Company Name: West Valley Construction

Position Location: Redwood City, CA, 828 Hurlingame Lane, Redwood City, CA 94063 USA

Company Website: http://westvalleyconstruction.com

Position Description: Underground Construction Company (wet, dry utilities) is growing its’ Safety Department and adding a new position in Redwood City. Qualified candidate will have at least 2 years of safety management experience and will have the tools and talent to continue the Company’s commitment to a Safety First culture.
Duties include:

  • Administer the Company’s comprehensive safety program

  • Identify hazards and protective action needed

  • Training

  • Scheduling and facilitating monthly safety meetings

  • Conduct job site detailed inspections and record info/photos on Company site

  • Promote safe practices and coach employees, management as needed

  • Ensure all proper personal protective equipment is available and distributed

  • Evaluate hazards and identify safe practices

  • Investigate incidents including vehicle, property and utility hits and provide a report of findings with recommendations

  • Participate in all Incident Review Committee Meetings

  • Monitor injuries; communicate with physicians and insurance

  • Administer drug/alcohol testing program

  • Ensure all employees have required safety training including Smith Driver Training, OSHA 10, OSHA 30 (as applicable)

  • Participate in semi-annual Foremen meetings at all locations

Position Requirements: Qualified candidate must:

  • Have a 4-year degree preferably in safety and health or construction management or business.

  • Minimum 2 yeas’ safety experience; 5 years’ experience with at least 2 of those years in management preferred

  • OSHA certifications

  • Excellent speaking and training skills

  • Ability to communicate with and motivate employees

  • Ability to work independently

  • Able to influence behaviors

Salary Range: Open

How to apply: Cover Letter, Resume, and conformed cell number

Contact Name: Ruth Evans

Contact Email: ruth@hr-management.com

Contact Phone: (559) 228-6130

Additional Info: This position is located in Redwood City. West Valley Construction is signatory to multiple union contracts, has more than 400 employees and 9 locations. They are headquartered in Campbell. Safety is number one for this Company. They put the time and the resources into their safety management program.

The Company has excellent benefits: 4 insurance plans to choose from. Depending on the plan selected, there is a Health Savings Account which the Company pays into annually, either $2,000/$4,000 for Kaiser or $2700/5400 for Anthem Blue Cross. The Company pays 95% of premium for employee/family for Kaiser and 95% of premium for employee for Anthem Blue Cross and 85% for family. Management and administrative employees have the opportunity to become owners of the Company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and a Stock Purchase Plan. The Company makes an annual contribution to the ESOP. There is an annual performance, Christmas and Safety Bonus, paid vacation, paid sick leave and more.