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Sanitation - 3rd Shift (Portland) 

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 Portland, OR Plant  
Req Number MAN-18-00311  
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.


To keep all production and receiving areas clean by cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment, and maintaining the areas in accordance with approved quality and sanitation procedures.

  • Clean lint, dust, oil, and grease from all production equipment, removing parts as needed and putting the equipment back together for all production lines.
  • Responsible for cleaning overhead pipes, and conveyors.
  • Clean all processing tanks and vats, as well as cleaning or changing out filters as required.
  • Assist with maintaining daily operational production efficiency and sanitation duties.
  • Assist with maintenance of all sanitation related equipment.
  • Clean floor using sanitation chemicals as required, transporting trash and other waste to the disposal area.
  • Actively participate in the training of new hires and/or transfers.
  • Complete all required paperwork, accurately and timely.
  • Comply with all GMP, Safety Procedures, Company Policies, Quality Policies, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points as they apply to this position.
  • Operate forklift or hand lift to transport materials as needed.
  • Communicate problems or concerns with appropriate personnel.
  • Responsible for following all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.
  • Other duties as required.
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
    • 1 year of experience, preferred.
    • Prior sanitation experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Must possess good reading and math skills to accurately perform the requirements of the job.
  • Mechanical aptitude, good hand & eye coordination is required.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Complete training and have working knowledge of sanitation responsibilities for all production lines.

Prolonged Standing/Walking 80%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (50lbs.) 10%

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


Noise 20%

Fumes 30%

Other Safety Hazards: Slipping hazard 100%


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