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Palletizer (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 Manufacturing/Operations  
Location Birmingham, AL Plant  
Req Number MAN-17-00087  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
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 consolidate the individual units of product on a pallet for proper storage or immediate transfer to the customer and/or consumer.

Prepare the pallet area for operation.

Ensure that product is properly stacked on pallets by following the designated pallet patterns, minimizing or avoiding over-hang, stacking cases straight, stacking cases without leaining, cross-tying tiers, as required.

Inspect pallets prior to use ensuring that they are not dirty, have broken or missing boards, have protruding nails, or are wet. Ensure that product is stacked on the correct pallet (CHEP, Grade A White, Phytosanitary, etc).

Visually inspect shippers prior to stacking for unsealed cases, damaged cases, stained cases, and cases with illegible, incorrect, or missing code dates.

Assist in housekeeping, sanitation, trash removal, reboxing of damage, as assigned.

Assist in loading tape onto tape machines and adjusting tape machines

Operate a semi-automatic shrink-wrap machine to ensure that pallets are properly wrapped.

Transport pallets with a pallet-jack.

Other duties, as assigned.

Position Requirements

High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

Good judgment, strength and stamina, effective verbal and written communicator, able to work at a fast pace.                                                                                                                                                                              Must be able to identify and report any food safety and food security concerns.


Physical Activity/Work Environment

Prolonged Standing/Walking - 100%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (70 lbs.) - 5%

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

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 5%


Noise - 100%

Fumes - 2%

Other Safety Hazards:

Slippery Surfaces - 10%

Use of cleaning solutions - 2%

Pinch points/Falling objects - 90%



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