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General Production



Location: Portland 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



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:

The primary responsibility of the Production position is for the application of safe work practices in the operation of the packaging line and work area. These practices will be continuously employed while producing consistent high quality products that allow Ventura Foods to service customers’ needs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Supply the line with packaging materials at a speed set by S.I.S. and efficiency standards.

2. Maintain accurate S.I.S. and Q.A. documents.

3. Inform the line foreperson/ lead and line operator of mechanical deficiencies.

4. Perform product and packaging changeovers as instructed, to maintain line efficiencies.

5. Maintain a clean, organized and safe work area in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.

6. Monitor all code dating equipment to insure correct and legible code dates.

7. Insure that the correct product is packaged in the proper container and case.

8. Perform assigned tasks in JDE.

9. Qualified to preform one or more Bid jobs as backup.

10. Responsible for ensuring that all tasks are performed in a safe manner.

11. Check and record weights and make adjust as indicated by the lines weight control program.

12. Is qualified to preform a bid position in times that coverage is needed. These duties will be paid according to the collective bargaining agreement.

13. Perform additional duties as directed.

14. Follow all Safety, associated SOP’s and LOTO guideline and programs.

15. Comply with all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulations including GMP’s, Quality Assurance procedures, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point and GFSI/SQF level 2 or other 3rd party audit criteria as they apply to this position.

16. Must adhere to all Ventura Foods company policies

Education and Experience:

1. Must have the ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.

2. Must have the ability to add, subtract, divide and multiply using a basic calculator.


Knowledge and Skills:

1. Must be able to utilize time in an efficient manner and work with limited supervision.

2. Must be qualified to operate forklifts in a safe and efficient manner.

3. Must possess a mechanical aptitude and ability sufficient to maintain line efficiencies and to assist maintenance in trouble shooting diagnostics in the event of a mechanical deficiency.


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: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Industrial, Food Safety, Supply, QA, Manufacturing, Quality, Operations

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