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.
Responsibilities include managing the activities of the maintenance department to keep the equipment and building infrastructure in a proper state of repair. Increase OEE, reduce mechanical downtime and keep product flow and production lines running at maximum efficiency. Develop and implement improved strategies, policies and procedures that align with Ventura's initiatives to drive OEE and cost containment program improvements while reducing maintenance repair budget, MRO inventory levels, and maintenance spending. Capital project development and the management and scheduling of project elements to ensure minimal interruption to plant operations. Promote plant safety and environmental performance through administration, enforcement of company and plant policy/procedure and training consistent with the objectives of Ventura Foods and in compliance with Federal and State regulatory agencies. Responsible for oversight of the Facility PSM and RMP programs dealing with ammonia refrigeration.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Industrial Management or equivalent experience required. 7 to 10 plus years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, with increasing levels of supervisory responsibility. Previous experience in the food industry a plus. Experience working with a computerized maintenance management system to manage preventative and predictive maintenance. Possess a strong knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, refrigeration, hydraulic, and boiler systems. Knowledge of State and Federal regulations with regard to FDA, OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements in a manufacturing setting. Knowledge and/or experience with sanitary design and packaging equipment.