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Palletizer, Lead



Location: Birmingham 

Exemption: Nonexempt 




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:

Lead a group of Palletizers in correctly stacking product for shipment. Count the product and enter the product into inventory using a barcode scanner. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the efforts of the palletizers in their duties. Assist in giving breaks. Rotate assignments as needed
  • Prepare the pallet area for operation. Ensure that tapers are adjusted to case dimensions and loaded with tape. Ensure that the metal detector in the pallet room is functioning properly
  • Apply pallet tags to pallets and scan the pallets into inventory by operating a RF scanner. Ensure that the SKU number, date of manufacture, and quantity are correct. Assist the inventory control manager in resolving discrepancies in inventories of product produced
  • Isolate damaged cases and take action to ensure that unacceptable cases are properly re-cased, re-melted, or otherwise handled
  • Maintain documentation of production output by reporting the cases produced on the schedule
  • Maintain the area by ensuring that housekeeping, sanitation, trash removal, and re-boxing of damaged materials are completed
  • Assist in loading tape onto tape machines and adjusting tape machines
  • Complete and attach UMI tags on equipment, as needed
  • Operate industrial vehicles and complete work orders for repair of equipment, when assigned
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Palletizer
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
  • Must be able to identify and report any food safety and food security concerns


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.