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Machine Operator

Manufacturing

 

Location: Birmingham 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift:  

 

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Operate and maintain manufacturing equipment at a standard that meets or exceeds all internal and external customer requirements. Work in a manufacturing environment following appropriate policies and procedures to ensure successful execution of position responsibilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for operating the filling and/or packaging equipment. Duties may include, completing daily and weekly P.M.s, adjusting and aligning all primary functions of the machinery. Responsible for making minor mechanical repairs and replacement of certain defective parts
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the filler and packing functions of the machine and have the ability to troubleshoot issues and make necessary adjustments in the HMI
  • Maintains daily production and quality records, operates the equipment  in a safe manner, and keeps the work area clean
  • Assists in the training of the production assistants, to assure quality parameters are adhered to, and GMPs and safety rules are followed. Ability to train and evaluate trainees
  • Installing and maintaining all information in the product library
  • Performs sanitation of filling line equipment including operating the C.I.P. circuits, mixing chemicals in their correct proportions following all safety requirements and wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 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
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of filling and packaging equipment
  • Good mechanical ability including the ability to diagnose and resolve mechanical abnormalities and to set up and maintain machinery making routine adjustments

 

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: Birmingham

Job Segment: Food Safety, Equipment Operator, Industrial, Machinist, Quality, Manufacturing