Employment

Employment Opportunities

Valex offers excellent benefits along with the active lifestyle of a mid-sized coastal community offering many recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Our highly competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short/long-term disability. In addition, we offer a competitive 401(k) savings plan, flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance, paid holidays and paid time off.

Employment Opportunities By Location

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Manufacturing Helpers - 1st Shift

We are currently hiring for 1st shift Manufacturing Helpers in our Ventura, CA location. This is our entry-level shop position and would be a great opportunity for mechanically-inclined individuals who are interested in a career in manufacturing. These are Union, hourly-non-exempt positions that are paid weekly. The general duties, responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:


Duties/Responsibilities
  • Perform routine and repetitive activities on equipment and machinery,
  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment and machines such as cleaning, adjusting, and lubricating,
  • Work in one or more areas as deemed necessary by your Supervisor,
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area,
  • Ensure that only high quality products are processed through the department(s) you work in,
  • Ensure proper paperwork accompanies all parts you work on,
  • Identify and separate non-conforming parts, scrap parts, and acceptable parts, and note such on related paperwork,
  • Inform you Leadperson or Supervisor of material-, process-, or equipment-related problems,
  • Follow production schedule and work in a timely and efficient manner,
  • Follow all work and safety policies,
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality,
  • Cooperate with supervision and co-workers.
Qualifications
  • Mechanical aptitude is a must. You must have the ability to set up and operate various pieces of shop equipment and machinery,
  • You must have good hand-to-eye dexterity,
  • You must be physically able to work prolonged hours with heavy material (lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 pounds),
  • You must be able to work in a loud, dirty environment and not be overly sensitive to safe levels of airborne chemical fumes,
  • If working in one of our clean rooms, you must be able to work in an enclosed temperature-controlled space with other people, while wearing head-to-toe, light-weight suits,
  • You must be able to work overtime as required,
  • Due to Safety and routing paperwork that accompanies our products around the manufacturing floor, you must have a good understanding of the English language and be able to read, write, speak it.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Manufacturing Helpers - 2nd Shift

We are currently hiring for 2nd shift Manufacturing Helpers in our Ventura, CA location. This is our entry-level shop position and would be a great opportunity for mechanically-inclined individuals who are interested in a career in manufacturing. These are Union, hourly-non-exempt positions that are paid weekly (shift premium applies). The general duties, responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:


Duties/Responsibilities
  • Perform routine and repetitive activities on equipment and machinery,
  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment and machines such as cleaning, adjusting, and lubricating,
  • Work in one or more areas as deemed necessary by your Supervisor,
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area,
  • Ensure that only high quality products are processed through the department(s) you work in,
  • Ensure proper paperwork accompanies all parts you work on,
  • Identify and separate non-conforming parts, scrap parts, and acceptable parts, and note such on related paperwork,
  • Inform you Leadperson or Supervisor of material-, process-, or equipment-related problems,
  • Follow production schedule and work in a timely and efficient manner,
  • Follow all work and safety policies,
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality,
  • Cooperate with supervision and co-workers.
Qualifications
  • Mechanical aptitude is a must. You must have the ability to set up and operate various pieces of shop equipment and machinery,
  • You must have good hand-to-eye dexterity,
  • You must be physically able to work prolonged hours with heavy material (lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 pounds),
  • You must be able to work in a loud, dirty environment and not be overly sensitive to safe levels of airborne chemical fumes,
  • If working in one of our clean rooms, you must be able to work in an enclosed temperature-controlled space with other people, while wearing head-to-toe, light-weight suits,
  • You must be able to work overtime as required,
  • Due to Safety and routing paperwork that accompanies our products around the manufacturing floor, you must have a good understanding of the English language and be able to read, write, speak it.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Quality Control Inspector (Entry-Level, 2nd Shift)

Valex is currently looking for a Quality Inspector to join our Quality Department on 2nd Shift. Valex is a  producer of high-quality, high-purity products, and your role will be to inspect our products for material defects and grade of workmanship using visual, mechanical, dimensional, and functional inspection techniques. Inspections occur throughout our process, from raw material to final inspection of finished goods.


The successful candidate will have familiarity with all of the above referenced inspection techniques and the tools and instruments associated with each. Some of those tools include calipers, micrometers, and height gauges. We also work from drawings, so experience working off of drawings is a plus. You must be experienced working with computers, and you must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. Some of our material is heavy and/or awkward to work with, so you must also be physically able to lift, push, pull, grip, and grasp up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

This is a Union, hourly/non-exempt position that has room for growth for the right candidate.

Process Improvement (Lean) Specialist

Valex is looking for a Process Improvement (Lean) Specialist to join our Quality / Operational Excellence Department. You will be responsible for executing lean process improvement initiatives that will impact Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery. Through your expertise, you will provide training and direction for improvement activities to support our business goals and objectives. You will work closely with management and others to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective operational/business solutions for all aspects or our manufacturing operation. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure Valex operates under Operational Excellence (OPEX) guidelines as defined by management,
  • Employ Lean Manufacturing techniques and champion the continuous improvement (CI) culture,
  • Run the CI program, and execute improvement projects identified by management,
  • Assist in identifying facility gaps and forming strategic plans to address such,
  • Train and lead employees on problem solving skills and promote the use of problem-solving tools within the plant functional areas and become a subject matter expert,
  • Participate in GEMBA walks and drive CI culture across the operation,
  • Establish standardized work and audit schedule for sustainability,
  • Analyze and develop reports relating to OPEX status and future plans showing goals and vision,
  • Analyze data and/or reports to find opportunities within KPI reporting structure,
  • Facilitate small group meetings to brainstorm, gather information, or solidify action plans which support ongoing CI activities,
  • Embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds and practice census leadership when possible,
  • Communicate Lean CI vision to plant/functional leaders and implement Lean CI strategy a the plant/functional level,
  • Collaborate with our International operations on CI efforts.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in applicable field,
  • Six Sigma Green Belt from ASQ or Villanova preferred,
  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing environment with responsibility for Lean, Six Sigma, or Operational Excellence.

Buyer-Planner

Valex Corp is searching for a lower-level Buyer-Planner to join our Planning Department. You will use ERP software to plan and schedule distributed products, to conduct daily reviews of sales and distribution requirements, and to enter and maintain ERP planning data. You will manage the purchasing cycle of key items and will maintain stock levels accordingly. You will also coordinate with the Sales Department to provide on-time delivery of Sales Orders.


The successful candidate will have at least two years of production planning experience in a distributed products environment, three years of experience using ERP software, effective verbal and written communication skills (in English), good computer knowledge (including MS Excel and MS Word), and a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic

Valex Corp is hiring for a Maintenance Mechanic to work in our manufacturing facility. You will perform preventative maintenance on pumps, motors, cranes, hoists, and conveyors. You will troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment. In addition, you will also perform facility repairs involving plumbing, drywall, floor repair, etc.


The successful candidate must meet or exceed the following qualifications: 4-8 years of directly related work experience in a high paced manufacturing environment; must have own tools and tool chest; must be able to interpret mechanical and electrical schematics, prints, drawings, and manuals; and must be able to read, write, and speak English effectively.

This is a Union position that is hourly-non-exempt and is paid weekly.

Warehouse Worker

Valex is looking for a warehouse worker with 1-3 years experience to join our warehouse team. You will support shipping, receiving, production supplies, and production control to varying degrees and at the direction of the Warehouse Supervisor. You will use our automated ERP system to issue, receive, cycle count, and package inventory items, and you will transact receipts and issues of inventory items.


You must be familiar with ERP software systems (or be able to learn quickly), have experience with RF scanners, and have experience cycle counting inventory in a repetitive manufacturing environment. You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., have a valid CA driver's license, and be able to read, write, and speak English.

Staff Accountant

Valex is looking for an experienced Staff Accountant to join our Accounting Department. Some of the duties included in this position are as follows: 

  • Perform month-end closing procedures for our U.S. headquarters and foreign subsidiaries,
  • Assist with the preparation of the financial statements in accordance with GAAP,
  • Assist in preparation of monthly management reports and accompanying schedules,
  • Be responsible for Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Bank Reconciliations, and SOX internal control testing.

Interested applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications. Those meeting the preferred qualifications as well will rise to the top of the list for consideration.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting,
  • 2-4 years of directly related experience in a public/private company,
  • Thorough understand of GAAP,
  • Intermediate or better knowledge of MS Excel,
  • Must be able to multi-task in a deadline-driven environment,
  • Must have solid analytical and accounting skills,
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills,
  • Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and take on new tasks with a higher level of difficulty.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting,
  • 2-4 years of directly-related experience in a public/private company,
  • Thorough understand of GAAP,
  • Intermediate or better knowledge of MS Excel,
  • Must be able to multi-task in a deadline-driven environment,
  • Must have solid analytical and accounting skills,
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills,
  • Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and take on new tasks with a higher level of difficulty.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • In-depth knowledge of the Accounts Receivable process,
  • In-depth experience with Fixed Assets.

Equipment Painter

Valex Corp is in need of an experienced equipment painter for a long-term temporary assignment (6+ months with the possibility of hire). You will prepare all surfaces by removing old paint, dirt, oils, etc, and then you will prime and paint to a good-quality finish.


You must be able to read, write, and speak English, and you must have at least 3 years experience painting machinery. Experience painting drywall and other surfaces a plus.

Facilities Engineer

Valex is looking for an experienced Facilities Engineer to join our team. You will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintenance and improvement of manufacturing plant,
  • Determination of facility and equipment specifications,
  • Develop resource requirements and utility plans,
  • Design and layout of facility expansion and optimization,
  • Perform system evaluations and manage project costs,
  • Oversee and coordinate with contractors and vendors,
  • Plan equipment and infrastructure maintenance and activities.
The successful candidate will have a B.S. in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and 3 or more years experience in a facilities engineering role. Must have experience with AutoCAD and MS Office, knowledge of building process and construction principles, strong knowledge of structural code requirements, and excellent project management experience. Must also have effective written and verbal communication skills in English, as well as strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Applications Programmer / IT Specialist

Valex is looking for a Applications Programmer / IT Specialist to join its Information Technology Team. As part of your primary duties, you will develop applications for QAD-ERP software, test new applications, and perform Progress RDBMS administration, back-up, and replication. You will also troubleshoot network issues, application issues, and work on overall system performance. Special projects and other duties will also be assigned when needed.


The qualified candidate will have 5+ years experience programming in Progress, preferably in a QAD-ERP environment. You must also have knowledge of scripting in UNIX, PHP, JAVA, and SWIFT. VM Ware administration is a plus. Finally, you must have experience in network administration, and you must have great communication skills.


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  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will gather and utilization of individual data singularly with the target of satisfying those reasons indicated by us and for other good purposes, unless we get the assent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will just hold individual data the length of essential for the satisfaction of those reasons.
  • We will gather individual data by legal and reasonable means and, where fitting, with the information or assent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal information ought to be important to the reasons for which it is to be utilized, and, to the degree essential for those reasons, ought to be exact, finished, and updated.
  • We will protect individual data by security shields against misfortune or burglary, and also unapproved access, divulgence, duplicating, use or alteration.
  • We will promptly provide customers with access to our policies and procedures for the administration of individual data.


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