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Shipping Clerk


Location: Albert Lea, MN 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, 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.

Position Summary:

Provide administrative support in managing daily scheduling of shipments, branch transfers and receiving.  Provide accurate and timely documentation as needed internally and externally to all departments.  Provide support to management as needed.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide guidance and routine direction to all shipping employees while communicating efficiently with other personnel and departments.  Will effectively cover for shipping supervisor in their absence.

Be an active participant in the day-to-day activities required to meet the shipping goals by coordinating the staging or loading trucks on a day-to-day basis.

Complete all required paperwork, accurately and timely.

Schedule & coordinate on-the-job training for new employees, by providing orientation and information in correct procedures and techniques.

Schedule all appointments for prepaid and customer leads, working directly with carriers and drivers.

Follow all safety and security policies and procedures.  Responsible for following all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent experience.  Experienced in a shipping/receiving traffic environment.

Knowledge and Skills:

Computer literate, with experience with office software programs, such as Microsoft Office and AS400 computer system. Proficient in 10-key operation, with excellent math skills. Possess good communication skills, both written & verbal. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced office environment. Should have good inter-personal skills and able to work with minimal supervision.


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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Albert Lea

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