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Sanitation 3rd Shift

Responsible for following proper sanitation procedures and guidelines to insure a safe quality product. Also responsible that all Clean In Place (CIP) documentation is accurate and all pertinent information is completed. 
Must have good mechanical ability to disassemble colloid mills, positive displacement, sine, and diaphragm pumps. Also disassemble fillers pulling the pistons and rotors to clean and sanitize. Also must replace o-rings, lubricate, and reassemble. 
Must have the skill and ability to make proper CIP connections of line and tank circuits. Has to follow CIP schematics to understand flow travel through piping, valves, pumps, and tanks to make CIP connections. Also has to reassemble all connections back to production status. 
Has to ascertain procedures necessary to operate CIP systems to effectively sanitize processing decks and lines. Must have basic computer skills to load CIP circuits and use Local Controls Panels on decks and Portion Control machines. 
Responsible to monitor flow charts and graphs to record time, temperature, and conductivity of chemicals while operating CIP systems. Also has to perform concentration checks using titration test kits to verify proper chemical levels to meet recommended specifications. 
Responsible for manual cleaning all processing equipment and environment. This includes ceiling tiles, vents, walls, floors, drains, and other various areas designated by the supervisor.  
Must perform periodic teardowns of processing and packaging equipment such as: heat exchangers, homogenizers, proporting pump heads, product fillers, and PC machine fill blocks for preventive micro issues. 
Must work closely with Quality Assurance department confirming equipment has passed micro swabbing and microbiological environmental inspection. 
Aids production hooking up equipment needed for start-up such as diaphragm pumps, hoses, metal detectors, and other essential equipment.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor. 

Position Summary:

To keep all production and receiving areas clean by cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment and maintaining the areas in accordance with approved quality and sanitation procedures. Maintain equipment and comply with food safety regulations to provide safe quality product to customers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean lint, dust, oil, and grease from all production equipment, removing parts as needed and putting the equipment back together for all production lines. Also responsible for cleaning overhead pipes and conveyors
  • Clean all processing tanks and vats, as well as cleaning or changing out filters as required
  • Assist with maintaining daily operational production efficiency and sanitation duties. Assist with maintenance of all sanitation related equipment
  • Clean floor using sanitation chemicals as required, transporting trash and other waste to the disposal area
  • Actively participate in the training of new hires and/or transfers
  • Complete all required paperwork, accurately and timely
  • Comply with all Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), safety procedures, company policies, quality policies and procedures, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points as they apply to this position
  • Operate forklift or hand lift to transport materials as needed
  • Communicate problems or concerns with appropriate personnel
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
  • 1 or more years of sanitation experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess good reading and math skills to accurately perform the requirements of the job
  • Requires mechanical aptitude and good hand and eye coordination   
  • Requires good written and verbal communication skills
  • Complete training and have working knowledge of sanitation responsibilities for all production lines
  • Capable of being forklift licensed/certified

Education and Experience            

High school diploma or equivalent education                                                                                                                                                                  

Prior saniation experience in a food manufacturing facility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Knowledge and Skill Level              

Good mechanical aptitude                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  Strong communication skills                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Good hand eye coordination                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Follow detailed instructions both written and verbal                                                                                                                                                               

Ability to work efficiently with others and on their own                                                                                                                                                 

Basic computer skills 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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