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EAM Mro Inventory Technician, M-F


Location: St. Joseph, MO 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



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:

Maintain the maintenance parts cage using the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system software of J.D. Edwards with the related desk guide book that defines the required computer transactions. Issue and receive parts, service the maintenance staff at the parts cage window and perform general good housekeeping practices appropriate for running an efficient parts inventory.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process maintenance, repair and operating supply (MRO) parts in and out of the designated parts bins and kitting area contained within a controlled access parts area (to be enforced by this position) using the J.D. Edwards EAM computer system
  • Perform cycle counts on a daily basis as issued by the EAM scheduler as well as initiate cycle count request as needed to keep tight control on bin quantity accuracy. Review the resulting variance report and provide justification to the maintenance manager
  • Perform good housekeeping practices with respect to the parts area and the timely processing of parts disposition
  • Process work orders in their respective status codes for such things as parts check, order fulfilling and parts kitting. Maintain the status update daily and process work orders appropriately
  • Using maintenance knowledge of the various equipment and parts provide assistance to the maintenance crew in identifying, selecting and processing of needed parts for their work order jobs
  • Maintain bin allocation for adding new parts, removal of obsolete parts and changing of bin location as required to provide an efficient put away and fetch parts system. Check the designated receiving areas for MRO parts frequently during each day, match shipment against packing slip and note the parts disposition on the blind receiver as binned or assigned directly to a work order and process accordingly
  • Puts newly received and returned over-issued parts away recording the put away or return of parts in the EAM system and correcting parts issued on the appropriate W/O. Process returned parts not for restocking but for return to vendor, rebuild or disposal accordingly
  • Monitor inventory for slow moving, obsolete parts, excessive build up, stock outs or parts with no destination and process accordingly. Monitor inventory systems on a monthly basis for effectiveness, inefficiencies, waste, confusion or areas for better service and provide a summary report of the findings and suggestions for future process improvements
  • 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; Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A fundamental knowledge of inventory control and parts management
  • An applied knowledge of computerized inventory control systems preferred with hands-on experience of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organization skills with an applied understanding of mathematics
  • Ability to follow instructions and enforce strict security rules
  • Ability to keep the parts room in order


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: Kansas City

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