Sanitation Associate

Job Description


•Good written and verbal communication skills

•Average Mathematical Skills

•Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and industry standard cleaning procedures

•Knowledge of HACCP, allergens and pest control required

•Attention to detail and a sense of urgency in matters of food safety required

•Basic knowledge of the function and operation of sanitation equipment

•Understanding of the basic functions of all production equipment including Mixers, Wire Cuts, Wrappers, and Conveyors required to complete sanitation procedures

•High School Diploma or GED required


•The Sanitation Technician is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the process equipment to establish a clean environment for producing and packaging quality products

•Ensures equipment and facility are effectively sanitized in accordance with established food manufacturing regulations and in compliance with government sanitation requirements

•Performs plant cleaning as prescribed by the Master Sanitation Schedule

•Maintains general housekeeping in all areas of plant

•Utilizes powered cleaning equipment that may include powered lifts, scissors lifts, power washers, foam applicators, steamers, automatic compactors, motors and various non-mechanized equipment

•Demonstrates the ability to operate equipment such as floor jacks, trash compactor, and vacuum cleaner, floor scrubber in a safe and knowledgeable manner

•Follows instructions for safe lifting and carrying various sizes, shapes, and weight of objects; identifies/reports defective equipment; reports all job-related injuries to management

•Disassembles and reassembles machines, pumps, bucket elevators and other processing equipment

•Works independently, with no direct supervision in a high efficiency level

•Learns and performs proper Allergen Elimination Procedure

•Practices and adheres to appropriate safety and hygiene guidelines/procedures for safe housekeeping and personal protection

•Follows all applicable GMP’s for the area in which he/she is assigned

•Maintains and uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with OSHA, plant defined GMP’s, or when directed by a supervisor

•Participates in all necessary safety training, team development programs, and plant initiatives

•Reads (Safety Data Sheets) information and preparation and use chemical cleaning agents in a manner consistent with the manufacturer’s recommendations

•Assists departments in spill containment caused by various events

•Assists pest control technicians by noting and communicating pest activity

•Removes product debris to trash

•Lock-out Tag-out and BBP (blood borne pathogens) trained

•Supports and participates Continuous Improvement initiatives including 5S (sort, set, shine, standardize, and sustain)

•Collects recyclables and load in to proper trailers

•Mixes and handles chemical concentrates

•May perform other duties as required

•Mandatory overtime may be required

•Stooping, Kneeling Seldom: Occasionally: Frequently: x Continuously:

•Tasting, Smelling Seldom: Occasionally: x Frequently: Continuously:

•Up to 10 pounds Seldom/Never: Occasionally: Frequently: Continuously: x

•While performing some of the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts

•The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions


•Competitive salary and benefit plans

•Dental Insurance

•Health Insurance

•Life Insurance

•Paid time off

•Vision insurance



  • Vision
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k

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