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Machine Operator

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Shift: First
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Operate and maintain manufacturing equipment at a standard that meets or exceeds all internal and external customer requirements. Work in a manufacturing environment following appropriate policies and procedures to ensure successful execution of position responsibilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operating the filling and/or packaging equipment. Duties may include, completing daily and weekly P.M.s, adjusting and aligning all primary functions of the machinery. Responsible for making minor mechanical repairs and replacement of certain defective parts
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the filler and packing functions of the machine and have the ability to troubleshoot issues and make necessary adjustments in the HMI
  • Maintains daily production and quality records, operates the equipment in a safe manner, and keeps the work area clean
  • Assists in the training of the production assistants, to assure quality parameters are adhered to, and GMPs and safety rules are followed. Ability to train and evaluate trainees
  • Installing and maintaining all information in the product library
  • Performs sanitation of filling line equipment including operating the C.I.P. circuits, mixing chemicals in their correct proportions following all safety requirements and wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of filling and packaging equipment
  • Good mechanical ability including the ability to diagnose and resolve mechanical abnormalities and to set up and maintain machinery making routine adjustments

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.