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QA Clerk



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:

To assist quality assurance management staff by performing tasks which are clerical in nature such as data entry, ordering supplies, preparation of reports and the modification of procedures and forms used within the department. Help and guide in the preparation of auditing paperwork.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain hold tag and RPA system by adjusting inventory utilizing JDE system; updating and distributing hold report; matching hold tags and filing appropriately
  • Create, modify and implement forms to be used within department or production
  • Assists with product flavorings for product evaluation. Analyze weight control data sheets
  • Prepare sanitation, palm oil, hold report, fats report and oil blend recap. Also maintain and distribute weekly code date sheets. Complete certificates of analysis (COA) for shipments and assist with related information
  • Track and organize daily production documentation and file after reviewed by management.  Follow the record retention policy and purge documents as necessary
  • Prepare daily oil list breaking down each day and input previous day’s data. Enter finished product data into JDE
  • Is an advocate of safety within the facility and follows all safety procedures. Following all company policies pertaining to allergens, koshering, etc.
  • Provide production with all copies of their production forms, possibly daily. All originals are to be kept in QA. These are required to be maintained in good condition and up to date. Assist in keeping all QA binders up to date with table of contents, revisions, tracking logs, etc.
  • 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; Associate’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or equivalent experience preferred
  • 1 or more years of experience
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Proficient data entry skills utilizing programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. 
  • Detail oriented, accurate, well-organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure in an extremely fast paced environment, meet aggressive deadlines and make effective decisions
  • Understanding of math and basic algebraic equations



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

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