Sanitation Job Description

Sanitation Job Description

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Sanitation provides training in the areas of: sanitation; contractor GMPs/GHPs; environmental swabbing, sampling and aseptic collection of fines and finished products; and pest control.

Sanitation Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective sanitation job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included sanitation job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
Perform analysis of cleaner strengths on soaps and sanitizers used in the sanitation process
Responsible for conducting and documenting quality checks as required by our policies and procedures
Perform period sanitation duties
Perform all required observations and training timely and as scheduled
Be willing and able to cross-train on all sanitation responsibilities
Supports Plant Quality Systems
Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader
Recognize GENCO’s commitment to pride and quality work
Participate in safety and emergency assignments as needed for the safe operation of the facility

Sanitation Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sanitation

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP, SQF, GFSI, LOTO, HAZMAT, APICS, GMP, CIP, OSHA, FSMA

Education for Sanitation

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sanitation job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Education, Science, General Education, Manufacturing, Technical, Associates, Microbiology, Engineering, Business, Management

Skills for Sanitation

Desired skills for sanitation include:

Assembly and use of department equipment for sanitation purposes
Product
Product handling
Food preparation processes
OSHA Guidelines
Different types of insects
Rodents and placement / use of pest control traps
Products
Quality standards
Core values

Desired experience for sanitation includes:

Ensure all warehouse activity records are prepared in a timely manner and effectively maintained
Review operating goals and standards on a daily basis to monitor achievement
Become knowledgeable with the responsibilities of the other positions
Responsible to ensure all areas of the site are maintained at high sanitation levels
Participate, drive, improve, and sustain Food Safety & Sanitation Activities at the site
Ensure all scheduled cleaning processes are completed correctly, legibly and in a timely manner

Sanitation Examples

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Sanitation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sanitation. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sanitation
  • Complete all required quality and food safety training
  • Prioritizes and assigns daily sanitation tasks and coordinate sanitation issues & activities within the department and among other appropriate departments
  • Manage training programs and verifies the completion of daily sanitation tasks by sanitation and production associates and ensure that SOP’s are followed to prevent contamination
  • Ensure sanitation chemicals, supplies, and tools are stocked and available
  • Assists in maintaining Master Sanitation Schedule in an “audit ready” state
  • Assists with maintaining plant Sanitation Manual by including updates to Sanitation SOP’s and developing new ones
  • Initiates a root cause analysis and document the corrective action taken in response to Environmental Program issues related to sanitation
  • Assists in maintaining and enhancing the Chemical Control Program including ordering, receiving, transporting, storing, inventory, labeling, SDS’s, diluting, and use of sanitation chemicals
  • Recommends improvements to the Sanitation Program, Environmental Program, Pest Control Program, and others as appropriate
  • Acts as backup to the sanitation supervisor as needed including for food safety and food quality audits
Qualifications for sanitation
  • GMP’s, Allergen Program, Quality, HACCP, Sanitation, and Safety
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role preferred
  • Understanding of GMPs, SSOPs, and food safety and quality audits
  • Speak, read, and write English with proficiency
  • Forklift and Aerial Lift experience preferred
  • Computer proficient with experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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Sanitation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a sanitation. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sanitation
  • Ability to work independently near heavy machinery
  • Working in a loud warehouse environment
  • Responsible for directing Crew/Supervisor(s) during the week for janitorial duties (20-25 employees)
  • Schedule corrective actions for Sanitarian’s daily log (inspections)
  • Approve Kronos time
  • Manages the facility's custodial and waste removal service
  • Manages responsibilities across multiple shifts
  • Responsible for ordering cleaning supplies and chemicals as needed
  • Studies production schedules and estimates hours required by associate to complete job assignment
  • Reviews company policies with associates and enforces safety regulations
Qualifications for sanitation
  • Must be flexible and willing to work up to 12 hours
  • Steel toed boots/shoes required
  • Must be able to pass pre employment drug screen
  • Push/Pulls v-mags constantly - 50 lbs
  • Lifts boxes frequently - 22-100 lbs
  • Ability to work on and climb ladders
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Sanitation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sanitation. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sanitation
  • Validates sanitation effectiveness with visual inspection and swab performance (ATP, Microbial, Allergen, ), and chemical concentrations for program compliance
  • Complete pre-operational inspections of equipment and documents findings
  • Insures that minimum downtime is experienced during sanitation and pre-operational inspections
  • Properly, accurately and timely complete all satiation documentation
  • Able to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Contribute to Quality incident investigations (non-conformances, complaints, audits etc)
  • Prepare production equipment for cleaning by following proper LOTO procedures
  • Responsible for disassembling, cleaning and sanitizing of all food-processing equipment, including storage areas, handling any and all line clean ups and the documentation for clean ups, enforcing all safety rules and regulations, monitoring the inventory of cleaning equipment and cleaning supplies
  • Maintain plant cleanliness in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety standards
  • Enforce all elements of food safety within the plant
Qualifications for sanitation
  • Dynamic standing
  • Constant use of high pressure hot water hose
  • Ability to work in high temperature and wet environment
  • Prefer at least one year of continuous manufacturing employment work history
  • Post offer Background screen required
  • Post offer drug screen required
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Sanitation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sanitation. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sanitation
  • Rinse, foam, scrub and sanitize production equipment ensuring that all areas meet Quality Control and CFIA standards
  • Work cooperatively with the Maintenance Department to ensure internal parts of equipment are cleaned and sanitized
  • Responsible to ensure that all processing machinery is cleaned to specification of all food safety regulations and guidelines to minimize potential food safety risks
  • Maintain accurate sanitation documentation and ensure the proper completion of Master Sanitation Schedule as required
  • Follow all company policies, GMPs, Food Safety, OHSA Regulations, SOPs and SSOPs
  • Maintain and complete sanitation paperwork and/or enter into a computer database system
  • Work with chemicals and follow chemical usage labels for application and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Conduct self-inspections after cleaning to ensure cleanliness
  • Train employees as required
  • Clean bakery equipment
Qualifications for sanitation
  • Three to five years of demonstrated experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Requires ability to read and write
  • Requires strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Ability to use barcode scanner
  • Ability to identify problems and suggest improvements
  • Ability to recognize and comply with hygiene factors according to set procedures
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Sanitation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of sanitation. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sanitation
  • Keep accurate records of cleaning performed
  • Practice proper food safety procedures
  • Must be able to work in non-climate control (hot) environment
  • Coordinate supplies, equipment and contractor support for plant sanitation and pest control
  • Maintain cleaning chemicals inventory and Soap Room
  • Order and replenish chemicals and sanitation supplies as needed
  • Issue, charge, train, provide minor repairs, and battery upkeep on sanitation equipment
  • Log and record daily chemical usage
  • Train employees in sanitation and sanitation related procedures and programs
  • Maintain sanitary conditions in entire building per direction of Immediate Supervisor, Quality Assurance, and external ASI auditor recommendations
Qualifications for sanitation
  • Ability to focus on details and concentrate while doing repetitious tasks
  • Ability to obtain either a forklift, high lift or boom lift license if at all possible
  • Maintain established company safe practices and procedures
  • Maintain compliance with all OSHA standards
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing plant leadership role of at least 1 year
  • Three years of experience in a food manufacturing environment required

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