To:  All Employees
Date: March 20, 2024

From: Quality Assurance Supervisor / Manager
Job Opening: Sanitation 

Shift: B Shift, Monday – Saturday, must be able to work any shift
Status: Union Hourly, Non-Exempt

Wage Range: N/A, Hourly Rate $17.00, once certified
Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager/ Supervisor

Posting Date: March 20, 2024

The Company shall be the judge of the skills and qualifications and shall have the right to consider the employee's attendance record, ability to follow work and safety rules, productivity, and quality of work in determining whether the employee possesses the necessary skills and qualifications for the job, however, the Company will not exercise its right arbitrarily and seniority shall be taken into consideration. (Section 3, Job Bids, Master CBA.

Under the direction of the shift Q.A. Crew Lead and/or Q.A. Supervisor, is responsible for cleaning production equipment and areas in a Food Manufacturing plant. Perform other duties as assigned. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (other duties may be assigned as needed):
  • Understand plant equipment, operation, and design in order to efficiently and correctly disassemble and reassemble for cleaning and sanitizing purposes.
  • Maintain areas of responsibility in a sanitary manner during the processing shifts including, but not limited to, equipment, processing lines, production areas, drains, etc. in a timely manner to comply with GMP’s and other company cleanliness standards.
  • Monitor chlorine levels for hand dips.
  • Monitor QUAT levels for foot dips.
  • Assist on product changeovers regarding sanitation needs.
  • Comply with all Company policies, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard
  • Operating Procedures (SOP), and any/all established processes, whether established by their manager, by the company or by law.
  • Comply with all health, safety, security, and emergency requirements that are communicated to them, whether established by their manager, by the company, or by law.
  • Participate in department tailgates and meetings as requested.
  • Maintain safe and efficient use of equipment, tools, and person.
  • Trained to prepare, use, and remove cleaning chemicals according to guidelines and in a safe manner.
  • May instruct and oversee the activities of new employees of the Sanitation Department.
  • Ensure application and removal of sanitizing agents when and where applicable to avoid any food contamination.
  • Respond to any unclean conditions as they arise.
SAFETY/GMP/Misc. (if applicable)
  • Maintain and work in accord with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration norms.
  • Adhere to GMP’s in accordance with company policy.
what it takes
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate, read and write fluently in both English and Spanish to the shift Crew Lead, Supervisor, as well as other levels of management as needed.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents (such as safety rules, standard operating procedures and chemical labels).
  • Must have good recordkeeping skills.
  • Must be accurate and very detailed orientated.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have 1-2 years general experience in Manufacturing/Production or Sanitation to include systems and procedures.
  • Literate in English and or Spanish. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Basic math skills (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Demonstrated ability to use a calculator.

  • Possess ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Must be able to provide proof and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Pass pre-employment drug screen required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to work in a food processing plant.
  • Prior experience in a fresh vegetable or food processing plant a plus.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be a current member of or willing to sign up with the Teamsters Local Union No. 890.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to use a handheld scanning device such as, hold the device, follow screen prompts and instructions, and push buttons on the device.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and extreme cold, 36 degrees.  The employee will be working inside a production and/or warehouse facility where the use of chemical substances is present and used. Employees’ work is also subject to the pressures of time constraints and deadlines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and loud when working in the production/warehouse facility.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) English
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Spanish 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) English
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Spanish
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Department: QA & Food Safety
This is a non-management position
This is a full-time position

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