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Packer - 2nd Shift


Location: Waukesha 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Second 



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:

Under general supervision, this position will perform a variety of manual packaging functions such as packaging pouches, tubs, cups, or pails into boxes. Place empty trays onto filling lines. Make boxes and/or label boxes by hand. Perform other operations as required by management. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Feeding trays and containers into fillers. Packaging of trays, cups, and pouches into boxes. Close plastic liners in pails and bulk boxes when filled, lid pails, and stack pails or boxes on pallets
  • Make boxes by hand through use of hand taper, insertion of plastic liners and label cases by hand; prepare pails to be filled by applying labels and inserting plastic liners; prepare drums to be filled by applying labels and inserting plastic liners
  • Process re-work as well as in-process re-work
  • Perform work area housekeeping which includes removing trash and debris, immediate cleaning of spills, cleaning of tools and parts so as not to contaminate the equipment or products
  • Removal of all and any cleaning solutions and return said solutions to proper cabinets after use to prevent contamination
  • Complies with and assures compliance of others with all GMP, safety procedures, company policies, quality policies and procedures, and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control points as they apply to this position
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Food Manufacutring Experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Follow verbal instructions from supervisors, line leads, PC operators and co-workers
  • Ability to lift material up to 50 lbs
  • Insert up to 30 trays per minute into filler
  • Lid pails or stack pails upwards of 12 per minute
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time


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: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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