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Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Cleanout Technician - Day (Yellow) in Milwaukie, Oregon


Job Title: Cleanout Technician

Department: Quality Assurance

Reports to: Supervisor

Location: On-site

Shift: Rotating, 12 hour Shift including Weekends

Wage: Starts at a base of $21.00/Hr

Bonus Information:

Employee will receive $500 after first day of employment, to be paid out on first paycheck.

Employee will receive remaining $1,000 to be paid out on the first paycheck following 90 days of employment.

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Mission: To inspire joy with wholesome foods.

Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Determination

Position Overview: The Cleanout Technician is responsible for assisting in the cleanout of production machinery. Obtains knowledge on cleaning production lines and equipment and managing and operating clean-up equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Executes proper cleaning of production equipment following dry cleaning methods as outlined in Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs).

  • Cleans surrounding machinery area including mezzanine and area floors.

  • Works with team members to effectively complete all cleaning job tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ensures all areas of production machinery are properly cleaning and inspected to prevent cross contamination.

  • Maintains, manages, and operates clean-up equipment.

  • Completes cleanout documentation thoroughly and accurately.

  • Notes any concerns with the plant, machinery and/or SOPs.

  • Complies with all company policies and procedures and operates all equipment in a safe and food-safe manner.

  • Complies with Bob’s Red Mill food safety policies and procedures including adherence to FDA regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Other tasks and duties as may be assigned, including but not limited to occasionally assigning machine operators.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses knowledge of operating commercial parts washer.

  • Possesses good communication skills both written and orally.

  • Knowledge of Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.

  • Ability to work well individually and as a member of a team.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Possesses a good understanding of equipment and would be considered mechanically inclined.

  • Demonstrates Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, and Determination.

  • Ability to work in an environment where exposure to potential food allergens is or may be present.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • 1-3 years of previous experience in the food packaging industry, and/or sanitation, quality control, or related experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Occasional lifting of product both raw and finished weighing up to 55 pounds.

  • May be exposed to significant extremes in temperature, noise and dust.

  • Position may require standing for long periods of time.

  • Position will require walking, crouching, bending for long period of time, walking up and down stairs with occasional lifting.

  • Position requires the ability to work at a fast pace in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Work Environment:

  • The primary work environment for this position is within the production environment. May work with hazardous chemicals.

  • Use of personal protective equipment such as ear plugs, safety glasses and hairnets are mandatory and use of non-slip shoes is recommended.

  • Employees will be exposed to common food allergens.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company Name: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.

External Company URL: www.bobsredmill.com

Street: 13521 SE Pheasant Ct.