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Tank Farm Technician II

Manufacturing

 

Location: Fort Worth 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Third 

 

OUR COMPANY:

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:

Simultaneously uses the production schedules to coordinate the unloading and storage of incoming ingredient oils and bulk ingredients while making batches and blends for the production lines. Perform sanitation duties on the tank farm areas. Utilizes critical thinking to maneuver and balance oils in tanks with production needs and new oil deliveries to ensure production goals are met. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize tank farm equipment and knowledge of pumps, valves and the flow of the pipes to ensure proper storage, transfer and flow of oils to/from railcars, tankers, storage tanks, mix room and production lines
  • Coordinates current and future production schedules and calculates needs in tanks to ensure proper amounts of oil are in the appropriate tanks as well as ensuring the appropriate blends are made
  • Retrieves oil samples from railcars and tankers by climbing onto the oil transport, then labels the sample, takes the sample to QA for testing and completes the required paperwork to ensure oil quality
  • Verifies all bills of lading and transport information (seal numbers/railcar numbers) to ensure no one has tampered with the oils and then completes appropriate documentation
  • Complete any blending of oils with ingredients and additives (if required) by weighing and adding, then completing the appropriate documentation
  • Uses knowledge of processing temps, crystallization, steaming and votating of oils to ensure the product is prepared properly for pumping and production
  • Take physical measurements of all tanks every 12 hours and document oil levels communicating any scheduled shortfalls or problems with the production manager and scheduler
  • Complete all required paperwork, accurately and timely. Complete all housekeeping and sanitation duties as required
  • 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
  • 1-3 years of experience in railcar unloading or formulating experience in a manufacturing environment  
  • Experience in maintenance, quality assurance and processing of oils preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to think critically and solve complex problems
  • Possess excellent analytical skills and is able to make key decisions with minimal supervision                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Good hand and eye coordination is required
  • Must be able to multitask to perform required daily duties
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess excellent math and reading skills

 

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: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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