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Warehouse Person (Portland) 

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Category Distribution/Warehouse  
Location Portland, OR Plant  
Req Number DIS-18-00002  
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.


The Warehouse Person’s primary purpose is to safely perform the warehousing duties and responsibilities listed below for both external and internal customers, and to comply with all Foods Safety Policies, procedures, regualtions including G.M.P's, Quality Assurance Procedures, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and GFSI/SQF Level 2 or other 3rd party audit criteria.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use AS400 / JDE computer system, RF system and any other business systems to perform and record warehouse functions.
    • Pick orders and assign load id’s / outbound LPs using the RF system.
    • Record pallet movements, adjustments, loading, pallet type changes, etc. using the RF system.
    • Look up product lot codes and locations using the AS400 / JDE and the RF system as needed.
    • Print pick tickets, Bill of Ladings, PO Receiving documents, confirm loading, etc. using the RF system and the AS400 / JDE.
    • Properly maintain and account for all RF and AS400 / JDE equipment as instructed.
  • Stage orders for shipment.
    • Accurately assemble orders for shipment based on order shipping schedule and management instructions using pick tickets, loading manifests, and other instructions.
    • Hand stack, stretch wrap, tie and otherwise prepare pallets of product, ingredients, packaging, etc. for shipment.
    • Stage and ship all items according to proper item numbers and correct lot code rotation.
    • Stage orders on proper designated white wood, CHEP or other pallets per order and customer requirements.
  • Shipping and Receiving
    • Accurately ship orders and load trucks using correct quantities, proper weight distribution and record loading using the RF and AS400 / JDE systems.
    • Receive all orders and deliveries accurately. Check incoming quantities against the receiving paperwork and properly record using the RF system and/or paper receiving forms.
    • Carefully inspect all inbound/outbound trucks/shipping containers to insure compliance with Ventura and customer requirements and properly document the findings.
    • Check and record all incoming/outgoing lot codes.
    • Load/unload trucks/shipping containers by hand when necessary.
    • Stretch wrap pallets/loads as needed.
    • Sort and inspect incoming empty pallets so that credit is given for only those that meet Ventura Foods pallet specifications. Record inspection results.
  • Labeling
    • Label and relabel finished product as needed to fill Ventura Foods and customer needs.
    • Properly document all labeling transactions.
    • Print Pallet License Plates, Load IDs, Outbound LPs and any other labels as directed using in-plant equipment and processes.
    • Properly store, sort, rewind and cycle count labels as directed.
  • Production Support
    • Perform general warehousing functions to be able to put production away in an efficient manner that meets product rotation guidelines.
    • Put away production in a manner that meets product rotation and warehouse efficiency guidelines.
    • Supply production with packaging and/or ingredients and return unused portions to warehouse that meet production rotation and efficiency guidelines.
  • Operate Ventura Foods material handling equipment in a safe manner.
    • Perform proper pre-operation inspections on all equipment.
    • Report any safety hazards.
    • Become proficient at forklift, pallet jack, Pallet Transfer Station and other warehouse equipment operation.
    • Avoid damage to product, ingredients, packaging, equipment, vehicles and facility.
    • Maintain all equipment as directed.
  • Adhere to all accepted Safety, GMP, warehouse, and customer-specific practices.
    • Work safely at all times, strictly following Ventura Foods safety rules and guidelines.
    • Keep all work and storage areas clean and hazard-free.
    • Strictly follow all Ventura Foods GMP procedures.
    • Maintain product, packaging and ingredient storage in a manner consistent with proper food safety and within all specifications including proper stock rotation, refrigeration and tempering requirements.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization for warehouse, facility and outside areas.
    • Arrange warehouse for efficient space utilization and to maximize put-away and staging storage capacity.
    • Empty garbage cans, sweep, vacuum, paint, cobweb removal and operate floor scrubber.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED, or 3-5 years experience in a Warehouse / Production environment. Must currently be a skilled forklift operator.
  • Must be able to read and write legibly. Must be able to perform basic mathematic functions.
  • Must become qualified to operate a pallet jack, Pallet Transfer Station and any other equipment deemed necessary and operate it in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to understand defined operating procedures and their application to producing, storing, shipping, receiving and handling quality product in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to utilize the JDE/RFSmart computer system for various department transactions and daily shipping and receiving transactions including printing Bill of Ladings.
  • Must be able to utilize time wisely and be able to work with limited supervision and to notify the supervisor of any problems as they arise.
  • Must be able to lift 53 pounds frequently and 80 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to interact with coworkers, customers, drivers and others in a professional and courteous manner.


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