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Oil Handler

Manufacturing

 

Location: Birmingham 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

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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:

Use daily schedule to coordinate the unloading and storage of incoming ingredient oils, as well perform sanitation duties on the tank farm areas. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) to ensure proper food safety procedures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Use daily schedule to coordinate the unloading and storage of incoming ingredient oils, as well perform sanitation duties on the tank farm areas. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) to ensure proper food safety procedures.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
  • 1 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience in railcar unloading or formulating preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess excellent math and reading skills
  • Must have the mechanical aptitude to be able to rebuild valves and equipment as needed, as well as good hand and eye coordination
  • Full working knowledge of all tanks, processes, piping, and equipment. Must be able to execute any emergency shutdowns, configurations, etc. Must have knowledge of the opening and the closing of the entire tank farm area and demonstrated ability of how to properly open and close all tanks, and how to turn all pumps on and off
  • Must be able to multitask to perform required daily duties
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills

 

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, Quality