Posted 1 year ago

The Gold Standard in U.S. Forage Exports

Do you have a curiosity about agriculture and exporting? Did you know countries like Japan and China rely on the U.S. to supply alfalfa and forage for dairy cows to produce high-quality milk, butter, cheese, and ice cream to feed and nourish their families? Are you someone looking for a non-seasonal, full-time job with promotion opportunities where you basically help feed people around the world while you’re helping yourself and taking care of your family? Do you love the honesty of the agriculture way of life?

The Gombos Company is a well-known, family-owned hay exporter with processing facilities in California and Washington State. We continue to grow in our industry while supplying hay for dairy and beef cows in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Middle East countries. With 40 years of industry leadership and global name recognition, we enjoy long-term competitive advantage allowing us to achieve the highest standard of quality control, integrity, and success.

Here’s How It Works!

We purchase thousands of tons of baled alfalfa hay from growers all over the western U.S. The hay bales are delivered on trucks to our export processing facilities where they are graded, quality tested, and stored. When orders are received from overseas customers, the bales are moved to a production barn where they are double compressed and loaded into seagoing containers. The loaded containers are then driven to the seaport and loaded onto a ship for export. After a long voyage overseas, the customers deliver the bales to their end-user farms so they can feed their cows.

General Laborer, Export Processing

Here’s What You’ll Do!

As a General Laborer, you are responsible for a variety of operations to include monitoring, maintaining, and operating hay compressing and packaging machinery, squeeze forklifts, loaders, yard hostlers and related equipment. General Laborers are always required to obey all safety protocols, follow all instructions, and be attentive to quality control at every step of production. General Laborers must possess a strong work ethic and have a responsible attitude. Responsibilities include:

  • Quality control and hay moisture readings
  • Pull and remove twine from large hay bales
  • Operate squeeze forklift
  • Always follow all safety and environmental rules and policies
  • Fulfill customer orders and meet all quotas
  • Communicate with other team members
  • Perform routine, general housekeeping to maintain clean and safe work environment
  • Participate in monthly physical inventory counts of products, supplies, and materials
  • Participate in ongoing plant and safety training

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table!

  • Hard work ethic, integrity, and responsible attitude
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work as a team
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow safety protocols
  • Schedule flexibility mandatory
  • Reliable transportation mandatory
  • Forklift certification not required but is a plus

Here’s What We’ll Bring to the Table!

If you’re ready for the fast-paced, exciting world of alfalfa exports, we’re ready for you to jump-in and join our team. We offer full-time, year-round employment with Medical and Dental benefits. Starting pay is $13-15 hourly plus overtime, and schedule is usually 6 days per week.

How Do You Apply?

We encourage you to call us directly for more information on the position or to apply for openings. For Spanish, please call (530) 317-6661. For English, please call (530) 406-7991. You may also submit your resume and related contact information by email to

Our Mission

Through vigorous differentiation in products, quality control, processing, packaging, and progressive marketing, The Gombos Company delivers the “Gold Standard” in value-added U.S. forage and roughage products and services throughout the world.

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