Sanitation Technician

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's?, Folgers?, Jif?, Dunkin' Donuts?, Crisco?, Caf? Bustelo?, R.W. Knudsen Family?, Sahale Snacks?, Smucker's? Uncrustables?, Robin Hood?, and Bick's?. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray? Nutrish?, Meow Mix?, Milk-Bone?, Kibbles 'n Bits?, Natural Balance?, and Nature's Recipe?. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
Title : Sanitation Technician
Reports To: Food Safety & Sanitation Manager
Substitution : Sanitation Technician
Overall Focus : Maintains good housekeeping, GMP's and sanitary conditions in all areas of the facility (inside and outside), including bathrooms, break room, offices, production, packaging, warehouse, food ingredient receiving and storage systems, to meet Triple T Foods' Quality and Food Safety Manual.
FLSA Designation: Hourly Non-Exempt
Performs CIP and general cleaning and sanitation responsibilities as assigned throughout the facility.
Under the direction of the Sanitation Supervisor and Sanitation Lead, inspects, promotes and maintains adherence to food safety cleanliness in the handling of product, ingredients and finished goods using proper work procedures and compliance with Food Safety Standards as defined by the FDA, SQF and/or HACCP programs.
Works closely with Chemical providers to ensure all chemical containers are correctly labeled.
Understands chemical or non-chemical pest control systems. May be certified in the use of cleaners.
Keeps neat, accurate written records of all work performed.
Tracks and maintains inventory on sanitation chemicals, equipment, and supplies.
May perform internal audits in conjunction with Management Team and provide Corrective Action Support.
Participates with Process Improvement Team and/or Safety Team to support production work crews in improving sanitation and cleaning procedures, as well as, overall facility safety.
Additional projects as assigned by supervisor to ensure product safety and quality.
Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.
Report any food safety, quality or safety related issues to management immediately.
Other duties as required, in order to meet business needs.
QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge and skills necessary to meet organizational objectives)
Education/Training: High School Diploma/GED ? Highly preferred
Previous sanitation experience in food industry is preferred ? having reached Level 1 of Sanitation Training program - Preferred
Ability to speak, write and understand English
SKILLS CORE COMPETENCIES (Abilities required of all positions)
Ability to identify key issues and relationships based on information being communicated by a variety of resources
Making decisions based on logical assumptions combined with factual information while keeping the organizational values and goals in mind
An understanding of the love for pets and the importance of the pet/pet parent relationship
Enduring energy and engagement in the Ainsworth Pet Nutrition culture
Be a brand and company evangelist
Working and communicating appropriately and effectively across roles and departments
Understanding and working towards the long-term goals of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition as a unified force
Customer Intimate
Understanding and exceeding the customer's needs and expectations, both externally and internally
Ability to use, understand, and learn from unreserved, honest conversations with other individuals, while still respecting all those involved in the dialogue
Open, forthright communication that stimulates debate and new ideas amongst a group, as well as with yourself
Does what they say they are going to do
Instills trust through actions and behaviors
Change Agent
Can adjust to a new environment quickly
Accepts change as a way of life and works proactively to adapt
JOB- RELATED COMPETENCIES (Abilities required of this position)
Attention to detail and ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures
Mechanically inclined
In depth knowledge and understanding of the equipment and its function along with chemical applications awareness ? Highly Preferred
Knowledge of proper Personal Protective Equipment use as it applies to chemical usage ? Highly preferred
Basic Mathematical skills ? Highly preferred
Ability to speak, read and write effectively in English - Required
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Necessary to perform essential functions of job with or without an accommodation)
Able to stand for long periods of time and perform tasks on a ladder or at heights
Knowledge of visual work control and 5S is a plus
Has ability to understand chemical usage procedures, personal protective equipment, and apply that knowledge safely to sanitation processes
Ability to operate powered equipment (Fork Trucks / Scissor Lifts)
Be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis.
Push / Pull up to 100 pounds on a routine basis.
Regularly required to climb ladders, sit, stand, bend and lift up to 100 pounds.
Ability to work outside in all types of weather, climb ladders and work from heights.
Able to walk / stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.06 /hour
food manufacturing: 1 year
High school or equivalent
Required work authorization:
United States

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