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Forklift Operator

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Shift: Second
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Forklift Operator II is a forklift operator who is cross trained in all functional areas and duty assignments routine to daily lift truck operations at the Fort Worth facility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staging orders - can accurately complete the order selection process and stage orders in appropriate areas for loading by loaders. To complete orders following the proper procedures which include use of the RF System, proper documentation and selecting products and lots as instructed.
  • Loading trucks - can accurately load customer orders on to trucks for dispatch or the drop lot following proper loading procedures. Procedures include but are not limited to proper safety protocol and equipment inspections, order review for complete shipments, RF system and document processes.
  • Receiving - knowledgeable and capable of receiving packaging, ingredients, and finished goods and the proper storage, rotation, quality assurance, computer entry and documentation processes required for accurate and timely receiving of goods.
  • Production Support - knowledgeable and capable of Finished Goods production support of the manufacturing process. Taking finished goods from the end of the production lines and putting product into warehouse locations commonly referred to as take-away and put-away. Also the proper scanning process required for production reconciliation and product temperature requirements.
  • Troubleshooting - must be capable, knowledgeable and willing to competently troubleshoot inventory issues, know how to place defective materials on pending hold, how tomake location adjustments properly to locate NIL (not in location), zero balance and damaged items that are found in the process of routine tasks identified as essential for this role.
  • Warehouse Safety knowledge - must possess and exhibit a full and complete understanding of safety sensitive operations such as: battery changing, battery watering, pallet exchanging, shrink wrapping, allergen compliance, issue reporting, vehicle inspections and damaged goods process.
  • Production Support - Deck Supply - Knowledge and capable of supporting the manufacturing decks. Issuing of ingredients to the decks and returning properly back to warehouse, if need be. Must follow proper tote storage process as well.
  • FSMA

Education and Experience:

  • High School graduate and the experience required to execute the major responsibilities listed above.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • At least one year of stand up forklift experience and the ability to pass the annual required forklift certification process.
  • Good Math Skills and the ability to operate an RF computer, desk top computer and calculator.
  • The ability to read, write and verbally communicate effectively.
  • Safety knowledge requisite to the duties and responsibilities listed above including the ability to recognize and communicate issues.

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.