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Utility Sanitation Technician 1st and 2nd shift

Job Summary:

The Utility Sanitation Technician for Materne North America’s manufacturing team located in Traverse City, MI will be responsible for performing and maintaining acceptable sanitary conditions of tasks as assigned by the Sanitation Supervisor. This role will focus primarily on janitorial and utility sanitation tasks.


Job Responsibilities & Tasks:

Perform the duties of sanitation as described in the programs and systems including but not limited to sanitation, environmental monitoring, quality and food safety standards for the plant.

Rinse, wash, and sanitize equipment and areas as needed to reduce cross contamination risk as pertains to food safety of finished product and ingredients. Including but not limited to the sanitation of:

Common Areas such as break rooms, locker rooms, and restrooms as well as trash, waste, and recycling equipment.

Lead, monitor, and report on chemical usage and movement of chemicals within the common areas of the plant and ensure compliance of chemical concentrations, cleaning frequency, and sanitary conditions.
Train, educate, and mentor team members on sanitary practices and good housekeeping.

Participate in and initiate continuous improvement with Sanitation Leadership and team members to drive a world class sanitation program.

Effectively communicate opportunities, inventory status, continuous improvement efforts, etc. to the Sanitation Supervisor.
Investigate, respond, and report internal customer feedback regarding product food safety and quality issues as they pertain to sanitation.


Key Performance Indicator (KPI):

Master Sanitation Schedule, Right the First Time, Conforming Chemical Usage


Position Requirements:


·        High School Diploma or GED



·        0+ Years of Food Manufacturing or Sanitation Experience.

·        Experience with Food Industry Sanitation Practices Preferred.

·        Mixing and Maintaining Chemical Inventory Preferred.



Able to Manage Time Well and be Self-motivated
Attention to Detail
Strong Communication Ability
Able to Read and Write English



Must be able lift up to 40 lbs.
Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety shoes and hearing protection.
Must be able to work in normal office conditions
Must be able to work up to 12 hours per day and be on his/her feet for extended periods of time
Must be able to work in wet / cold / hot internal and external environments


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