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Pre-Weigh 2nd Shift


Location: Waukesha, WI 

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:

The Plant Foreman is capable of performing all warehouse positions. Primary job duty is to oversee the daily operation of shipping. Assure workloads are issued properly, loads are assigned to the shipping team and the day flows seamlessly.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and routine direction to all department employees
  • Utilize JDE and RF Smart to review product availability to minimize shortages
  • Utilize the team, assigning employees to cover breaks and lunches, while keeping detention charges below budget
  • Work with the QA department to ensure all product is available to ship
  • Ensure paperwork is properly filled out and inspected prior to letting the load depart
  • Report all safety issues
  • Capable of performing all general warehouse duties as listed in the warehouse forklift driver description
  • Participate in DOR and shift handover meetings
  • 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
  • 1 year of experience in a warehouse distribution environment

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must have been previously licensed/certified as a forklift driver with excellent driving skills; demonstrated dexterity with handling bulky objects
  • Must be able to read and communicate in the English language in order to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence and routine reports. Computer literate
  • Possess good math skills to accurately verify product quantities
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong communication skills to interact with truckers, trucking companies, coworkers, other departments and management 


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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