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2nd shift Mixer

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Location: Waukesha
Employment Type: Hourly
Shift: Second

Position Summary:

To blend together all of the necessary dry, wet and refrigerated ingredients to deliver a finished product to the customer that meets their formula specifications. Also to deliver a product to a customer that meets their requirements in both taste and appearance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform pre-shift preparation and ensure that all surfaces that will contact product (piping, utensils, vessels) are sanitized and ready for operation. Record data on the mixer SIS form
  • Follow batch sheet without deviation while mixing product. Any deviation must be approved. All deviations recorded on the batch adjustment sheet
  • Makes necessary approved adjustments, monitors gauges, equipment and temperatures. Keep records of batches made, ingredients used, and records processing parameters. Supply a product sample, as required, to Quality Control (QC) for testing and approval for packing.
  • Read daily production schedule and process orders in the established sequence. Complete all paperwork in a timely manner and turn in to appropriate personnel, fill out work orders as needed
  • Constant communication with spicers, QA and machine operators
  • Ensure that machine operators have produced the correct number of cases for each order
  • Manage rework to ensure proper rework instructions are followed
  • Post operation, housekeeping and closing out a shift properly. Handoff to sanitation or the next shift
  • 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 in a food manufacturing environment

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A very general knowledge of how the mixture or adding of certain ingredients will affect the overall product. Thorough knowledge of what each ingredient will bring to the overall property of the product
  • Must be able to read and communicate in the English language in order to accurately select materials per batch sheets, interpret and execute documents such as safety rules and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Possess reading and math skills needed to accurately verify quantities of ingredients and to accurately add ingredients to batch
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with coworkers, other departments and managers
  • Capable of being forklift licensed/certified with the ability to be trained and demonstrate safe operation of material handling equipment

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.