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Material Handling Technician


Location: St. Joseph 

Exemption: Nonexempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Movement of product and/or ingredients throughout the facility is a primary responsibility of this position. Use of electric powered industrial truck equipped with devices such as forks or clamps. Responsible for loading/unloading trucks and verifying received quantities. Accurate recording required information to ensure accurate inventory levels.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Unload product and/or ingredients from trucks using inbound bill of lading (BOL), while verifying product and quantities listed on the BOL. Record any shortage, overage or damaged products or ingredients on the BOL completing the receiving exception report
  • Follow and complete all RPA procedures as needed
  • Print purchase order receiving report by pallet, daily. Using this report recognize mixed code dates, separating them and tagging them to ensure recall ability
  • Operate stretch wrapper machine
  • Complete inbound trailer inspection form for each trailer
  • Working knowledge of RF scanning system and receiving functions to do inventory movements in the warehouse areas. Assure proper paperwork and scans are completed on all product and material movements
  • Pre-stage orders for shipping or ingredients for production as time allows. Pick, stage and load finished goods on trailers to fulfill customer orders accurately
  • Consistently follow all safety, sanitation, personnel, and security policies and procedures
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of experience in a warehouse distribution environment
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Previously licensed/certified as a forklift driver and must be able to pass skills test for license/certification as well as written test for sit down and stand up forklift
  • Good math skills are required
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively
  • Computer literate skills – preferably AS400


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal 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.

Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 34,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Saint Joseph, MO 64504, US