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Blender 

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 Manufacturing/Operations  
Location Ontario, CA Plant  
Req Number MAN-18-00137  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Third  
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.

 
Description

Responsible for efficiently mixing finished products and maintaining the highest possible food safety quality standards. Perform all control room operations: setup, operate and maintain equipment to batch and process products; clean and sterilize equipment; diagnose and trouble shoot problems in order to obtain maximum product flow without sacrificing quality and minimize waste. Also to deliver a product to a customer that meets their requirements in both taste and appearance. Pre-shift preparation, ensure that all surfaces that will contact product (piping, utensils, vessels) are sanitized and ready for operation. Follow batch sheet without deviation while mixing product. Any deviation must be approved. All deviations recorded on the batch adjustment sheet. Record data on the Mixer SIS form. Ensure that scanner procedures are followed correctly. Communicate discrepancies. Ensure that older ingredients are used first. Makes necessary approved adjustments, monitors gauges, equipment and temperatures. Keeps records of batches made, ingredients used, and records processing parameters. Read daily production schedule and process orders in the established sequence. Notify supervisor of issues or discrepancies. Constant communication with Supervisor, Foreman, Maintenance, QA, Operators and other personnel as needed. Ensure that sufficient product is blended and mixed as noted on the production schedule; if necessary, make additional batches as directed by a Supervisor or Foreman. Complete all paperwork in a timely manner and turn in to appropriate personnel, fill out maintenance or safety work orders as needed. Responsible for training other employees on all activities. Ensure proper rework instructions are followed as directed by either a Supervisor, Foreman and/or QA. Post operation, maintain good housekeeping, follow all GMP's and close out shift properly by passing along necessary information to next shift or to Supervisor and/or Foreman or Sanitation. Area needs to be left in a clean and orderly manner. Other duties as assigned.

 
Position Requirements HS Diploma or GED, 2-3 years experience. Knowledge of GMP and chemical handling. A very general knowledge of how the mixture or adding of certain ingredients will effect the overall product. Thorough knowledge of what each ingredient will bring to the overall property of the product. Must be very organized, and able to follow procedures to the letter.  

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