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PLC Programmer 2nd shift


Location: Ontario, CA 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Second 



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:

May oversee daily tasks of Maintenance Mechanics on assigned shift/Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment while following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and electrical and electronic test equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Replaces faulty switches, and other elements of electrical and mechanical systems. Dismantles electrical machinery and replaces defective electrical or mechanical parts such as gears, brushes, and armatures
  • Troubleshoots, programs, and maintains PLCs
  • Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication, and power circuits.  Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures, using test equipment and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables, using hand tools
  • Installs, repairs, overhauls, modifies and maintains electrical and mechanical systems, equipment, and machinery
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electrical, electronic, and mechanical components throughout the plant
  • Maintains plant power distribution systems, including performing preventive maintenance, and installing wiring, conduit and apparatus
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance activities on electrical panels and maintains a copy of all equipment programs as backups
  • Assists in the preparation of various building components and systems for trades units and/or contractors, disassembles and installs equipment and fixtures
  • 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
  • Perform other mechanical duties as assigned/Order parts, supplies /Instruct Mechanics on proper work and Safety procedures/Assist Mechanics when needed/Assign and hand out PM's to mechanics on your shift and create work orders in JDE as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree in Electronics, Electronic Technology or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years experience in electrical and mechanical maintenance of industrial equipment and machinery to include PLC/Strong mechanical and electrical experience is required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge and experience with Ladder Logic.
  • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical concepts and operating safety.
  • Working knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use electronic and electrical test equipment including digital and analog volt and ohm-meters, oscilloscopes, data analyzers and circuit testers.
  • Knowledge of current national electrical code.
  • Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools commonly used in electrical, electronic, and mechanical trades.
  • Proficient in excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in JDE, able to create and close out work orders
  • Ammonia Level II Qualified

Why Join Us:

  • Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities, on-the-job training, as well as competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Hourly Starting Rate of $37.40/hour for Employees Located in California 


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: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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