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Shipping Clerk - Opelousas Plant 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment 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.
Category Distribution/Warehouse  
Location Opelousas, LA Plant  
Req Number DIS-17-00024  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Nights  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Provides administrative customer service needs for all shipments from the Distribution Center. Coordinates transportation services from freight carriers to ship products by performing the following duties.

Greet customers and drivers and communicate their needs to Shipping Department personnel.

Instruct drivers and customers on procedures to follow and provides directions as needed.

Prepare required documents on all shipments from the plant .

Update shipments data and completes ship confirming process in computer.

Contact carriers to make arrangements for loading. Maintains in and out logs for plant.

Provide customer service communication needs to shipping personnel Receives and assists customers with shipping processes and documents required.

Schedule pickup appointments with customers and carriers and maintain logs.

Perform other clerical task such as typing, printer operations, answer phones, receives calls for Warehouse and distributes accordingly, organize paperwork, and maintains files.

Inventory and order packaging and shipping supplies.

Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent experience. 1 - 2 experience and/or training preferred.

Computer literate. Word processing skills preferred. Good proof reading skills. Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide in all units of measure. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



Prolonged Sitting.............. 50%

Prolonged Standing/Walking.................. 25%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (lbs.).................. 25%

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing )...................... 25%


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