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Shipping Clerk - $16/hr (3rd shift)


Location: Birmingham, AL 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Third 



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 and branch transfer finished goods receiving.  Provide accurate and timely documentation as needed,  related to shipments and receipts.

Shift Times -This is a 3rd shift position: (hours may vary +/- based on production needs): 

Shift: 11:30pm - 9:30am 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Schedule appointments for prepaid & customer loads, working with shipping carriers. Also schedules finished goods receiving appointments.

Check in drivers and schedule incoming trucks in and out of the appropriate docks.

Responsible for all documents & administrative duties related to shipments, receipts, and RPA's ensuring all are complete and accurate.

UPS Freight - (Responsible for assigning m/b, figuring freight cost, printing bill of lading, invoice prep & filing of documentation.)

Print daily pick tickets and assist loaders with inventory and loading issues using JDE, RF Smart and AS400 while verifying loading accuracy.

Prepare shipping documents and verify for accuracy.

Follow all safety and security policies and procedures, as required.  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.  Experience in a shipping/receiving traffic environment preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Computer literate to include experience with office software programs, such as Microsoft Office, JDE, RF Smart and AS400 systems.  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.  Attention to detail coupled with excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be 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.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


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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