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Production Associate


Location: Chambersburg, PA 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Various Shifts 



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:

Assist in operating filling line to complete products for customer orders. Work in a manufacturing environment following appropriate policies and procedures to ensure successful execution of position responsibilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs packaging of finished product packages (i.e. makes up corrugated boxes and partitions, packs finished product in boxes, seals cases manually, labels or stencils finished cases with proper identification, and places finished cases on pallets using pre-determined case placements) and makes minor machine adjustments
  • Assists in operating filling line equipment and packaging equipment, does general inspections of products during operation and packs off finished product
  • Monitors product cases to ensure proper weight and accurate packaging components and machinery for film splices, breakage, and machinery jams and reports them to the service machine operator immediately
  • Prepares work area for production and keeps it clean and orderly throughout the work shift, places damaged product packages into proper containers and discards trash
  • Starts and stops production equipment to which assigned during the shift and maintains daily report on product, brand, type and quantity produced
  • Support the SQF program and promotes food safety by maintaining housekeeping in immediate area and contributes to an audit ready department
  • 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 verbal and written communication skills 
  • Must have the ability to read and understand standard instructions and to work effectively with others
  • Self-starting, self-directing and exercises good judgment and decision making skills

Production Associate 

Ventura Foods in Chambersburg is seeking Production Associates on various shifts, we have 8 and 12 hour shifts available (department & position pending), day and night shifts and generous overtime (when needed).  

Our Production Associate you would be responsible for completing assigned tasks and duties in the assigned department.  



What you are going to be doing… 

  • Work at various positions on an assembly line or other areas within the plant 

  • Report any issue found with equipment, materials, and/or finished products 

  • Responsible for packing, loading, and stacking products into or onto trays, cartons, boxes, containers, and/or bags, as per specifications 

  • Shrink wrap pallets and products for shipping; move product and/or raw materials and ingredients to appropriate areas, as needed 

  • Responsible for the quality, sanitation, and line performance of each line as well as following safety guidelines  

  • Perform all duties required to produce a good quality product included, but not limited to, quality checks, equipment set-up, maintain operational parameters, and equipment performance 

  • Maintain good housekeeping and follow all GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices) and report safety concerns  

  • Perform all duties necessary to meet third party audit requirements as well as other standards prioritized by the company, to include SQF, HACCP, FSMA, USDA, FDA, etc. 

  • Utilize tools and equipment required for each task, including hand trucks or other lifts 

  • Report on and track productivity using computers, iPads, or other technology 

  • All other duties, as assigned  


What you need to have… 

  •  Previous experience in a food manufacturing plant or equivalent preferred 

  • Consistent and steady work history for the past 2 years 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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