Sanitation Worker - Austin, Minnesota

Job Reference:JHP34M60CZVWZ6TXJ8B
Position Type:Permanent
City, State:Austin, Minnesota
Salary:US$9.35 - US$9.70 per hour
Contact:Melissa Hall, Spherion, United States
Phone / Fax:507-355-2350 / 507-355-2355

Job Description

  • Under limited supervision, performs any of a variety of cleaning and sanitation work in areas of the plant following established Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP's), based on corporate guidelines and statutory regulations.
  • Performs dismantling, cleaning, sanitizing and resembling work on plant equipment including Prodo, On-Pak, tub and cup machines, kettles, pumps and pipes, slicers, pneumatic systems, freezers and coolers, sorting tables, applicators and mixers, packing tables and platforms, and all conveyors.
  • Uses high pressure cleaning apparatuses and mixes numerous chemical compounds and solutions used for flushing, cleaning and sanitizing all interior flat surfaces; scrubbing, cleaning and sanitizing all plumbing fixtures; cleaning and wiping all glass surfaces; and dusting, wiping and cleaning all horizontal surfaces in non-production areas.
  • Empties and relines all trash receptacles and bails cardboard.
  • Flushes, scrubs and sanitizes all ceilings, overhead pipes, vent lights, walls, drains and floors; cleans and wipes lights and electrical cords, and cleans cold storage areas as required.
  • May operate material handling moving equipment in performing sanitation work.
  • Performs building and grounds work, including shoveling and mowing, and setting/checking rodent traps
  • Understands and follows all established sanitation and safety rules, procedures and practices
  • Report and correct unsafe conditions in a prompt and timely manner.
  • Communicate with team members about hazards in order to support a safe working environment.
  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), procedures and personnel safety.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Six months previous food related sanitation experience preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members. 
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic measurement.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to work in a face pace high demand environment.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.