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Spicer, 2nd Shift

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Work Designation: Onsite
Shift: Second

Position Summary:

To gather and pre-weigh various dry and liquid ingredients for the benefit of manufacturing product that meets customer requirements. Works directly with and reports to Foreman and Supervisors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will work on assigned batch sheet, given by the Foreman of the area
  • Make sure that the area is clean and free of any debris then stage all ingredients for the mixer, dry and wet ingredients
  • Convey all samples to the QA lab and wait on results
  • Pre-shift preparation, ensure that measuring scoops and all other utensils are clean and sanitized and if necessary placed into their proper allergen holding areas
  • Identify and locate ingredients and set up ingredients for weights and assure scale is clean and in working order
  • Follow batch sheet and spice room procedures and ensure all weigh ups are done properly
  • Properly pack, store and identify all pre-weight ingredients, all items shall be clearly marked once open with item number and date on box and/or bag
  • General housekeeping including sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, clearing out spice bins out of the spice room at the end of the week for room cleaning by sanitation personnel and then putting back the bins on the following start up day
  • 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
  • 1 or more years of experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must be able to read well
  • Have basic knowledge of ingredients wet, and dry
  • Basic understanding of how certain ingredients affect each other and the final product

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:​

  • Zero Employee cost for Full Medical & Dental Benefits w/ Kaiser Permanente after successful completion of probationary period (for eligible employees).
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Hourly starting rate of $20.39/hour with guaranteed hourly rate increases every 6 months to get to $29.13/hour by year 2.

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.