Sanitation Cleaner Job at Ventura Foods, Albert Lea, MN

  • Ventura Foods
  • Albert Lea, MN

Job Description

Employment Type:  Hourly 
Work Designation:  Onsite
Shift:  Third Nights

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. To maintain equipment and comply with food safety regulations to provide safe quality product to our 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 GMP, Safety Procedures, Company Policies, Quality Policies, 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 criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.
  • Other duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of experience
  • Prior sanitation experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess good reading and math skills to accurately perform the requirements of the job. 
  • Mechanical aptitude, good hand & eye coordination is required.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Complete training and have working knowledge of sanitation responsibilities for all production lines.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.


Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Retirement savings options
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • On-the-job training


Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Shift work, Night shift,

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