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Sanitation Lead


Sante Fe Springs, CA



Responsible for detailed cleaning and upkeep of the plant, ensuring that all equipment is properly sanitized and ready for processing.

The duties of this position are those described below. This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

C. Required Training
• Chemical Safety Handling
• Basics OF Cleaning
• Sanitation PPE Requirements
• Chemical Titration
• Scissor Lift/Boom Lift Certified
• Forklift Certified
• Confined Space Certified

1. Essential Duties: These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.
A. Work with sanitation employees to maintain the plant and its surroundings clean and to ensure that the proper sanitizing guidelines are followed. Also assists the Production department as needed.
B. Oversee (Assist if needed) all aspects of plant sanitation, including the proper and safe use of chemicals that are utilized to clean and sanitize some areas of the plant.
C. Ensure projects assigned by the Sanitation Manager and Sanitation Foreman are completed in a timely manner.
D. Ensure all general workers adhere to company rules, policies, working procedures and sanitation guidelines, or are reported to the Production Supervisor for appropriate action.
E. Assist the Sanitation Manager and Sanitation Foreman in the scheduling of temporary, weekend, and overtime work as needed, as well as in special cleaning projects.
F. Train new sanitation employees in all aspects of the job.
G. Oversee that all areas are cleaned, supplies filled, and trashed emptied (walls, sinks, commodes, all trash containers emptied, all toilet paper, hand towels and soap dispensers filled, wash rooms located in the production area, the boiler room, warehouse bathrooms, and the men’s and women’s locker rooms (mezzanine) are cleaned).
H. Assist and oversee the rinse and sanitize all packing lines before start-up of production, during lunch, and at the end of the day.
I. Ensure (Assist if needed) employee lunchroom are swept, mop, clean tables and trash removed.
J. Ensure (Assist if needed) outside eating area is swept, mop and clean once per shift, trash is removed from all containers that are over 1/2 full.
K. Do a general inspection and ensure all packing room floor areas and insure removal of all trash.
L. Ensure (Assist if needed) all inedible product from the packing lines, put it in metal drums (3/4 full), and is taken outside to the trash compactor area. CAUTION: containers can weigh 250 pounds and employee must use hand truck to transport the drums.
M. Ensure (Assist if needed) reusable cans from the patcher areas on the packing lines are rinse and return to the depalletizer for re-use.
N. Ensure (Assist if needed) unreusable cans from the patcher areas on the packaging lines, rinse them, and recycle them using the automatic can baler.
O. Ensure (Assist if needed) can washer operates properly when running oil. Monitor wash quality, soap usage, and steam intake. Ensure that all parameters are within specification.
P. Ensure (Assist if needed) trash compactor/dumpster are is cleaned and hose the area down. Sanitize this area using chlorine.
Q. Ensure (Assist if needed) Caser are Cleaned and swept including wiping down metal and clear plastic doors.
R. Ensure (Assist if needed) Labeler area is cleaned and swept, dumpers, and forklift battery areas.
S. Ensure (Assist if needed) Dumpster (Under) area drain is Cleaned the drains.
T. Ensure (Assist if needed) Label & Tray area is Sweep and trash remove from the entire Label & Tray area and all warehouses.
U. Ensure (Assist if needed) Quality Control cutting room, analytical lab, warehouse office is Clean and swept and trash removed.
V. Ensure (Assist if needed) that all chemicals are properly stored and labeled.
W. Ensure (Assist if needed) that all bathrooms located in warehouses #1, #2 and #4 are cleaned.
X. Report the presence of any insects or pests found in plant or office areas and logged in binder.
Y. Help coordinate the scheduling of safety and other training sessions as needed and ensure that employees attend training sessions as scheduled.
Z. Inspect and Ensure all plant parking lots are.
AA. Provide support to the Department Manager regarding employment practices such as employee commendations, hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations.
BB. Provide leadership and guidance to employees in the department, as directed by the department Foreman and Manager.
CC. Assist the production department as needed.

• Bump Cap
• Hearing Protection
• Hairnet
• Beard Net
• Eye Protection (Goggles)
• Face Shield
• Chemical Resistant Gloves
• Chemical Resistant Wet/Rain Gear
• Slip Resistant Shoes (Rain Boots)

D. Physical Requirements (All requirements are subject to possible modification to
reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)
1. Physical activities of this position.
◼ Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
◼ Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
◼ Stooping: Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
◼ Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
◼ Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
◼ Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
◼ Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
◼ Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
◼ Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
◼ Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
◼ Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
◼ Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
◼ Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.
◼ Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
◼ Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
◼ Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
◼ Hearing: Ability to understand oral instructions in a noisy environment.
◼ Vision: Ability to see with visual acuity in order to supervise and inspect the work of others.
◼ Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

2. Degree of physical exertion required for the position.
◼ Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

3. Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position
◼ Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
◼ Outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
◼ Both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
◼ Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
◼ Hazard: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
◼ Atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
◼ Oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

1. Minimum 1 year sanitation experience in a food plant
2. Bilingual English/Spanish (speak, read, write and comprehend).

Bumble Bee Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Human Resources Representative.

About Bumble Bee Seafoods

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. We are an iconic 120-year-old year-old fishing company that consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

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