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2nd shift Starch Cook

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Location: Waukesha
Employment Type: Hourly
Shift: Second

Position Summary:

Responsible for efficiently mixing finished products and maintaining the highest possible quality standards.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare product according to established formulas, while monitoring the needs of production to keep filing areas supplied with finished product.
  • Perform deck set-up for daily schedule, operate equipment to aid in processing formulas; keep processing equipment clean and sanitized.
  • Use Local Control Panel (LCP) to control the additions of all metered and manually added/weighed ingredients to mix and transfer completed batches to production lines or portable equipment.
  • Supply a product sample, as required, to Quality control (QC) for testing and approval for packing.
  • Make and document all necessary adjustments, while keeping record of batches made, ingredients used including lot numbers.
  • Clear out product lines of with water at the end of daily product run. Remove empty containers, garbage and follow good houskeeping standards.
  • Other non-routine duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma or GED or related experience in food processing.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must be able to read and communicate in the "English Language" in order to accurately select materials per Batch Sheets.
  • Read, interpret, and execute documents such as safety rules, and standard operating procedures (SOP's).
  • Possess reading and math skills needed to accurately verify quantities of ingredients and to accurate add ingrediants to batch.
  • Requires a good understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure food safety
  • Responsible for operating forklift, scales, and Local Control Panel (LCP).

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits, with coverage beginning on your 1st day of employment.

  • Health, Prescription Drugs, Dental & Vision
  • Out of Country/Emergency Medical Travel
  • Employee Appreciation Events​

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. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.

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 Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.