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Sanitation II

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Shift: Third
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Keep all production and receiving areas clean by cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment, and maintaining the areas in accordance with approved quality and sanitiation procedures. To maintain equipment and comply with food safety regulations to provide safe quality product to our customers. Responsible for following all Food Safety policies, procedures, and regulatory criterion including current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the FSMA and associated Preventative Controls.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) including all tasks, record keeping within the established frequencies.
  • Ensure that chemical concentration of solutions, temperatures of solution, and flow rates are documented per the established frequency. Ensure that the proper chemical is dispensed in the correct amount for specific cleaning tasks. Ensure that the proper chemical is dispensed in the correct amount for specific cleaning tasks.
  • Inspect food processing equipment after cleaning. A high attention to detail is required. Be hands-on and have the ability to complete all cleaning tasks in a timely manner. Be able to manage multiple taks at once. Complete all required paperwork, accurately and timely.
  • Disassembling and re-assembling equipment, power washing, sanitizing, scrubbing on hands and knees, lifting, carrying, and pushing containers. Complete and attach UMI tags on equipment, as needed.
  • Train new hires and/or transfers. Communicate problems or concerns with appropriate personnel. Must be forklift or hand lift trained to transport materials and/or chemicals as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years sanitation experience
  • Prior sanitation experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess good reading and math skills to accurately perform the requirements of the job
  • Mechanical aptitude, good hand-eye coordination is required
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Complete training and have working knowledge of sanitation responsibilities for all production lines.

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.