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Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Work Designation: Onsite
Shift: First Days

Position Summary:

Serves as a general laborer to the Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Techs and Industrial Techs to assist in the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the facility, buildings and grounds.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Operate lawn mower and tractor for maintenance of facility grounds.

Perform landfarm services including water tank and pressure washer.

Assist Maint Techs

Operate forklift and manlifts.

Pick up trash.

Other plant services as assigned.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED.

Knowledge and Skills:

Mechanical aptitude, good judgment, hand and eye coordination, manual dexterity, strength and stamina, good vision, ability to work with others, some carpentry, welding and electrical knowledge helpful. Must be certified in forklift operation and confined space entry. Must be able to identify and report any food safety and food security concerns.

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:​

  • Retirement savings options
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • On-the-job training

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.