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Supervisor Process (Opelousas) 

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 Opelousas, LA Plant  
Req Number MAN-13-00023  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Rotating  
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 Process Supervisor is accountable for all Refinery activities during a 12 hour shift of the Lou Ana Division refinery, a 7 day / 24 hour processing facility with bulk loading/unloading, refining, bleaching, deodorization, hydrogenation, winterization, acidulation, waste water treatment, steam generation, landfarm capabilities, and for overall management of specific processes.

Coordinate operator tasks and projects.

Coordinate all bulk oil shipments and all oil pumping.

Coordinate personnel training and assure quality products and safe operation.

Coordinate Maintenance, Quality Control and Security activities and personnel while working during non-business hours.

Complete process reports, budget reports, etc.

Position Requirements


Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
2 year manufacturing experience is preferred.
Prior supervisory experience is helpful.
Thorough knowledge of vegetable oil operations and vegetable oil chemistry.
Demonstrated ability in mathematics and science is required.  
Strong leadership skills.  
Requires knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, AS400.

Physical Activity/Work Environment

Prolonged Sitting - 30%         Prolonged Standing/Walking - 40%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (25 lbs.) - 10%

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

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 10%


Temperature - 20%      Noise - 40%

Dust - 5%                    Fumes - 1%



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