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Quality Assurance Technician I (Birmingham) 

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 Quality Assurance  
Location Birmingham, AL Plant  
Req Number QUA-18-00046  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
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.


Under direct supervision, perform a variety of routine laboratory tests or other laboratory work to help provide top quality and safe products that meet customer requirements and specifications. Assist Plant operations personnel with quality and processing questions.

Learn accurately test, monitor, and document quality results and processing data for products produced.Audit, verify and follow-up process controls such as weight checks, batch sheets, HACCP, plant inspections, receiving, etc.Support process variations as they relate to formula adjustments to satisfy customer requirements.

Maintain a high and effective level of communication with all operating departments.

Learn to operate, calibrate, and maintain lab equipment.

Assure that all GMP, Sanitation, and housekeeping practices are being followed according to expectations.

Learn, understand and apply the functionality of the Unshippable Program.Utilize AS400 computer system for necessary quality functions.

Maintain and complete files and documentation accurately and timely.Work toward gaining the knowledge and understanding of the crystallizing and tempering process for oils and margarines.

Position Requirements

High school diploma or GED; some college course work prefered.
2 years in a food manufacturing lab environment, preferably in fats and oils.

Good math, problem solving, and organizational skills.
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to work with minimum supervision and be a self-starter.
Good inter-personal skills, with the ability to interact with all levels.        

Must be able to identify and report any food safety and food security concerns.

Physical Activity/Work Environment       

                                                                                                                                Percent of Time               



Prolonged Sitting                                                                                                                                            

Prolonged Standing/Walking                                                                      80%

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

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing )                                                 5%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal)                                       5%



                Noise                                                                                                    40%


                Fumes                                                                                                  20%

                Other Safety Hazards:                    Slipping Hazards               100%

                                                Chemical Handling                                           25%



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