Jobs Department: Sanitations


May 24th, 2022 |


To provide guidelines to the sanitation shift ensuring that daily plant clean-up and sanitation procedures are conducted in a thorough and timely manner so that quality standards are met, and daily plant start-up proceeds as scheduled


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.

Essential Duties

  • Follow procedure to disassemble and clean food processing equipment and related areas on a daily basis
    · Clean in place (CIP) of process piping using regulatory approved alkaline, chlorine, & acid & Quat based chemicals.
    · Knowledge of sanitation chemical concentration
    · Proper handling and application of sanitation chemicals and tools.
    · Use of high pressure hot water for cleaning and rinse down
    · Dispensing and transport of chemicals in 2 ½-5 gallon containers
    · Inspection of own area to insure cleanliness.
    · Perform any cleaning duties in plant or office/restroom areas.(Floors-Strip & Wax, Custodial work, Plant floors)
    · Perform duties per Master Cleaning Schedule which are all plant areas not cleaned on a daily basis as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Forklift operator for unloading clams or any necessary materials delivery as needed.
    · Forklift operator for loading of trucks as needed
    · Helping production, Maintenance and other departments as directed
    · Scrape/Paint walls and equipment as directed.
    · Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor or lead

Required PPE

Bump cap, Hearing protection, Hair net, beard net, Chemical resistant gloves, Face Shield, Chemical resistant bib pants and rain jacket, Chemical resistant steel toe, slip resistant boots, Face Mask

Quality Assurance Responsibilities

The employee is responsible for complying with the following Plant Operating Procedures: GMP’s, Plant Rules & Regulations, OSHA Regulations

Food Defense Responsibilities

Engage in our “see something say something” Food Defense Program. This will include any necessary training requirements upon hire, then annually. Employee must follow all aspects of the Food Defense plan and have specific training in their area. Responsibilities to include the following.

  • Ensure that there are no chemicals and non-food grade lubricants or physical contaminants in the process areas and report immediately to Supervisor if there is any infraction
    · Ensure that no personal belongings are stored in the process areas and report immediately to Supervisor if there is any infraction
    · Report immediately to Supervisor if there are any suspicious activities
    · Ensure that employees, visitors and contractors, are wearing the Company approved uniform and are following GMP and any other applicable Company policies. Report immediately to Supervisor if there is any infraction
    · Report immediately to Supervisor if there is any unescorted visitor or contractor seen in the process area or on the facility premises.

Training Requirements:

  • General Safety
    · Forklift driving Training
    · GMPs
    · Sanitation SOP Training
    · Chemical Safety Training
    · Chemical application Training
    · SQF-CCP Training
    · SDS Training
    · Food Defense Training
    · Storm water Pollution Prevention
    · Spill Prevention Control, Countermeasure
    · Alchemy Training
    · Safety Training huddle talks

Physical Requirements

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

  • 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 communication in a noisy environment.
  • Vision: Clear vision of surroundings when pushing product, and ability to discern product codes. Ability to see in order to work safely around moving equipment
  • Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects

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.
  • Extreme cold:Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Extreme heat:Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • 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.

Education & Skills Required

  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • High school diploma/ GED preferred