Sanitation Technician Job Description

Sanitation Technician Job Description

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Sanitation technician provides input to management, engineers and plant maintenance regarding practices, equipment, sanitary design that impact sanitation including the capital budgetary considerations.

Sanitation Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Clean warehouse walls, floors, racking, doors
Clean facility building, grounds, lighting, parking lots
Perform pre-op swabbing as required
Perform sampling meat for E
Gather debris and trash such as cardboard, tape, shrink wrap, paper and damaged product resulting from distribution functions
Performs chemical testing to determine detergent concentrations
Documents and verifies activities supporting Company Food Safety & Quality Assurance Programs
Must be able to lift 50lbs, climb, work off of ladders and silos and in confined spaces
Maintains plant cleanliness ( , Empties scrap bins into compactor - cleans empty bins – cleans compactor area)
Carry out daily Hygiene checks throughout the warehouse and production

Sanitation Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Sanitation Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NGVC, AALAS, GMP

Education for Sanitation Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sanitation technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Education, General Education, Technical Education, English, Science, Health, Nursing, Graduate, Microbiology, Technical

Skills for Sanitation Technician

Desired skills for sanitation technician include:

Allergens and pest control
Function and operation of sanitation equipment
Good Manufacturing Practices and industry standard cleaning procedures
Proper sanitary design for equipment
HACCP & Food Safety
Process flow of the plant
Production equipment
Sanitation tool use and preventive maintenance
Site layout

Desired experience for sanitation technician includes:

Need to be physically fit and capable to work extended hours in cold (refrigerated temperatures) plant processing environment
Validate all Standard Work (JES, STS and ) for all SSOP’s, MSS tasks and inspection forms annually
Inspect and validate CIP circuit was acceptable for chemical concentration, water temperature, flow and time
Use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferable
HS diploma or equivalent and 6 months experience in a regulated environment (GMP, FDA, ISO)

Sanitation Technician Examples


Sanitation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a sanitation technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sanitation technician
  • Performs plant cleaning as prescribed by the Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Follows all applicable GMP's for the area in which he/she is assigned
  • Maintains related paperwork
  • Adhere to schedules
  • Ability to perform additional duties as assigned
  • Operate and calibrate laboratory instruments as required (pH, turbidity, conductivity meters)
  • Reports to Sanitation Supervisor on a daily basis
  • Interface with all employees, USDA officials, and QA/QC
  • Maintain a positive work environment for your co-workers
  • Be willing to take an active role in team building within our sanitation staff
Qualifications for sanitation technician
  • Must be able to respond to problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to read and understand some English preferred
  • Produce production experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to disseminate numerical data
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds regularly, 50 pounds occasionally and 75 pounds rarely
  • Must pass mandatory ergonomics testing

Sanitation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a sanitation technician. 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 technician
  • Clean all other surfaces in accordance with the clean-up list as assigned by sanitation supervisor
  • When taking equipment apart to clean, keep all pieces/parts together and easily accessible for maintenance set-up
  • Continually look at opportunities to improve our sanitation procedures opportunities to improve your own work habits
  • Be dressed and prepared for work prior to punching the time clock
  • Punch in, punch out for lunch, punch back in and remember to punch out for the day
  • Ability to fill in on many areas of sanitation when needed
  • Requires bending, standing, stretching and use of appropriate PPE
  • Can follow a SSOP
  • Complete daily, weekly, and monthly sanitation schedules
  • Knows proper procedures for cleaning equipment
Qualifications for sanitation technician
  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment (45ºF, 4ºC)
  • Will be exposed to noise (>85 decibels), CO2, and moving production
  • Handle a 900 PSI water hose continually
  • Lift 10-50 lbs to include moving, lifting, and pushing machinery
  • Climb up and down ladders in a daily work schedule
  • Stoop and reach overhead (bending & twisting)

Sanitation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of sanitation technician. 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 technician
  • Adheres to PPE guidelines
  • Knowledge of chemical application equipment
  • Knowledge of recyclable program
  • Strict adherence to sanitation documentation
  • Knows how to keep plant audit ready
  • Forklift and aerial lift certified
  • Knowledge of propane system
  • Must be cognizant of quality and product protection principles at all times
  • Sanitation of equipment and work areas
  • Operates and maintains floor buffer, pads, chemicals and liquids
Qualifications for sanitation technician
  • Basic knowledge of Water Chemistry (pH, Conductivity)
  • Must be able to operate moderately complex cleaning equipment, stretch and bend to perform duties adequately
  • Must wear appropriate clothing, safety glasses and gloves when needed
  • Business needs may require support outside of normal work hours
  • Be able to work alone
  • Be willing to learn new methods and procedures

Sanitation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of sanitation technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sanitation technician
  • Assist in the development and improvement of a master equipment sanitation program and procedures
  • Uses appropriate sterilization techniques to make equipment food contact ready
  • Able to properly follow and record or sign off master sanitation schedule and food safety inspections
  • Must operate a forklift during the work day in a safe manner
  • Works with QA to make adjustments and provide solutions to deviations from standards to eliminate reoccurring deficiencies
  • Must use hands, arms shoulder, and back to perform jobs, cleaning machinery, soaping, foaming, scrubbing, and using high pressure hoses
  • Identify and implement cleaning improvements in department
  • Use all proper cleaning procedures so that it meets with both In-N-Out Burger and USDA standards
  • Ensures spread crates, meat crates and blue pallets are cleaned
  • Custodial responsibilities
Qualifications for sanitation technician
  • Previous work experience in a manufacturing / production environment
  • Good level of interpersonal skills required to effectively interact with others
  • Comprehension of mechanical part functions and ability to cross-reference manuals
  • General knowledge and understanding of sanitation and cleaning functions
  • Experience in use of various cleaning chemicals
  • Following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Sanitation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of sanitation technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sanitation technician
  • Removal of waste products/materials from daily operations
  • Emptying of trash cans throughout the day to ensure clean work environment
  • Prepping of work stations with operating supplies needed for the shift
  • Additional tasks as needed to assist the operations function
  • Supervises the cleaning that is completed each day by cleaning company
  • Maintain cleaning supplies and submit orders when replacements or refills are needed
  • Supervises the cleaning of various other parts of warehouse as needed that are not normally cleaned by cleaning company but that are required per cGMP standards
  • Conducts in-process verification checks – Documents and Forms for daily and non-daily tasks
  • Develop and maintain cleaning checklists for production employees
  • Dissemble equipment, organize parts for cleaning, rinse down equipment, foam, rinse equipment, and sanitize
Qualifications for sanitation technician
  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required
  • Knowledge of chemical usage, proportions and regulations
  • Ability to work day and evening shifts, overtime, and weekend and holiday hours
  • Knowledge and understanding of Sanitation equipment
  • Understanding of various chemicals and sanitation procedures preferred
  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs

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