Sanitation Worker Job Description

Sanitation Worker Job Description

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Sanitation worker provides timely and accurate reporting in compliance with quality and food safety programs including sanitation inspections, sanitation/food safety violations, and corrective actions to resolve deficiencies.

Sanitation Worker Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ability to clean, mop, sweep, and other general warehouse cleaning duties
May be required to work 6 day schedule on occasion
Required to work night shift and holiday’s
Cleans areas and equipment of the Repack department in using appropriate cleaning and sanitation methods and procedures as outlined in the company's SOP
Accurate recording of sanitation data
Removal of production garbage and debris
Proper documentation of chemical usage
Act as a substitute for other positions if required
May provide snow removal or application of ice melt on outside walkways when conditions warrant
Performs specialized cleaning duties as needed

Sanitation Worker Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Sanitation Worker

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PIT, TEAM

Education for Sanitation Worker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sanitation worker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Performance, Business, Education, Manufacturing, Supervision, Leadership, Management, High School Education, Health

Skills for Sanitation Worker

Desired skills for sanitation worker include:

Adherence to company food safety and product purity procedures
Function and operation of sanitation equipment
Sanitation procedures and maintenance of equipment
Core values
Quality standards
WFM culture
Food service industry sanitation regulations and practices
Formulation and application
Their proper use

Desired experience for sanitation worker includes:

Ability to operate moderately complex cleaning equipment, and stretch/bend to perform duties adequately
Concern for Safety and Quality
Ability to drive a forklift, scissor lift, and genie lifts
Ability to work at heights and in freezer conditions
Ability to use chemicals properly and in depth knowledge of WHMIS
Must be available to work shift work and weekends

Sanitation Worker Examples


Sanitation Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of sanitation worker. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sanitation worker
  • Works safety and must be aware of surroundings
  • Sanitizes Production clean rooms and controlled environments in accordance with procedures
  • Sanitizes and cleans Laboratory areas (Chemistry, Bio/Micro), and sterility suites
  • Sanitizes and scrubs machines, tables, counters, trash containers, component bins, and conveyors
  • Mops and scrubs floors, doors, walls and ceilings
  • Launders gowns, jumpsuits, hoods, shoe covers, towels, mops, Re-packages laundry for laboratories and makes ready for sterilization
  • Gathers and removes trash from all production areas and laboratories
  • Completes documentation and records of sanitation
  • May be responsible for the cleaning & janitorial services to support non-production/office areas
  • Cleans processing equipment, overhead pipes, and conveyors in both dry and wet processing areas
Qualifications for sanitation worker
  • Knowledge of GMP’s within food manufacturing environment and Occupational Safety and Health legislation
  • Must have good manual dexterity and vision
  • Must be able to work night 3rd shift from 9PM-6AM
  • Regular attendance is a MUST to perform this job in a satisfactory manner
  • Scrubs processing tanks and kettles
  • Cleans floors with mop and electrical scrubber

Sanitation Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a sanitation worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sanitation worker
  • Support, and comply with all quality management systems, continuous improvement programs, food safety, employee safety, preventative maintenance programs
  • Support and comply with GMP’s
  • Participate in PPI initiatives
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and working areas in a laboratory area such as the Veterinary Clinic Diagnostic Laboratory according to prescribed sanitary standards
  • Operate gas, steam, and heat sterilization equipment
  • Dispose of animal carcasses and specimens utilizing incinerators, visceral carts, motorized vehicles, and power equipment
  • Spray laboratory areas for the control of insects
  • Load and unload animals and animal carcasses utilizing necessary mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Prepare and mix chemical supplies
  • Assist in the performance of autopsies by preparing and sanitizing areas and equipment, recording data, and handling disposal or storage of carcasses and specimens
Qualifications for sanitation worker
  • Must be a reliable self-starter, willing and able to learn new responsibilities and work without direct supervision
  • The ability to successfully work in a team environment with diverse personalities
  • Must have a safety and quality-conscious work history
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull over 50 lbs
  • Proper use of sanitation tools, mops, brooms, squeegees
  • Must be able to withstand strong food odors and hot temperatures

Sanitation Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a sanitation worker. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sanitation worker
  • Assist in the disposal of chemical and other wastes according to prescribed methods
  • Inventory supplies and equipment and inform supervisor of necessary items
  • Receive and store materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Assign work to and check the work of assigned support employees
  • Care for uniforms
  • Care for animals by performing such duties as feeding and watering animals and cleaning cages
  • Sharpen and repair small equipment and tools
  • Assist in animal handling
  • Prepare and mix feed, potables, and special diets
  • Participates in the disassembly and assembly of general manufacturing equipment for cleaning and sanitation purposes
Qualifications for sanitation worker
  • Working knowledge of laboratory sanitation equipment methods and processes is necessary
  • Casual knowledge of animals and their care is necessary
  • Two years satisfactory experience in animal care or sanitation is necessary
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work productively without supervision
  • Previous Sanitation experience is a definite asset
  • Must have ability to make effective use of your time

Sanitation Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of sanitation worker. 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 worker
  • Is responsible for personal development by utilizing all company provided training, resources, programs and experts
  • Execute general sanitation cleaning duties based on company documented processes and procedures (SOP's, Standard Work)
  • Communicate CI ideas and suggestions when noticed during the completion of sanitation processes
  • Individual contributions through daily work that impact team metrics relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost
  • Sanitize/clean equipment
  • Machine breakdown
  • Cleaning production lines
  • Attends meetings and in-services for utility/tray assembly employees.Assures management of attendance at meetings and in-services by signing attendance sheets
  • Assures special cleaning in production areas are complete.Always use clean mops, rails, and designated cleaning materials and follows cleaning procedure
  • Maintains a neat and sanitary work area throughout the scheduled working period.Sets up assigned workstation
Qualifications for sanitation worker
  • Previous Sanitation experience is a plus!
  • Prefer 6 + months manufacturing experience
  • No Diploma Required
  • Ability to bend and lift at least 25 pounds
  • Previous sanitation experience preferred
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and follow detailed instructions

Sanitation Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of sanitation worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sanitation worker
  • Performs post cleaning inspections
  • Ensures different rooms are cleaned throughout the plant by mopping, sweeping, wiping
  • Remove trash daily, including outside patio
  • Compact cardboard and trash as needed
  • Cleans warehouse, washrooms and production areas
  • Responds in a timely fashion to sanitation requests
  • Wash down Trash Dock
  • Clean Dock Levelers
  • Scrub floors
  • In the event that the assigned associate is absent or missing for any reason another trained associate will be assigned to this job task by management
Qualifications for sanitation worker
  • Be able to start on 07/10/17
  • Must be able to work night shift from 9PM-6AM Must be able to Read, Write, and Understand the English Language
  • Must be production oriented and have knowledge of food processing
  • Great attendance is a must
  • Sanitation experience preferred but not required
  • Arrives at work area on or before scheduled start time daily to receive their work sheet, check area for proper housekeeping, equipment safeties and safeguards, proper tools and other equipment/supplies, and to ensure that equipment is shut down properly, locked and tagged out, if specified

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