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Savencia Cheese USA Sanitation Technician, 3rd Shift, $18.50/hour + $2.50 shift differential in New Holland, Pennsylvania

The Sanitation Technician position performs all tasks in the cleaning of equipment in a food manufacturing plant. This includes the use of corrosive chemicals daily to clean assigned production equipment, machines, floors, drain lines and the entire production area. The position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure sanitation of the production plant is as efficient and safe as possible.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Properly store and protect all equipment that cannot get wet

· Collect and pump all cheese from the hopper of the filler to white or color rinse and identify & communicate waste

· Responsible for disassembly of the tear down parts and setup for any Clean in Place (CIP) connections for filler (s) and maintain equipment

· Responsible for cleaning fillers either by manual cleaning or usage of C.O.P. troughs at the correct temperature/time/ and chemical concentration

· Clean/rinse/ and sanitize filler (s) before re-assembly for production

· Check the daily production schedule and complete appropriate setup for the filler and area

· Sign off on CCP checks and cleanliness checks daily

· Responsible for completing Preventative Maintenance tasks as assigned

· Clean floor, overhead piping, ceiling, below machines, drains, hand sanitizer station, walls, and light diffusers

· Complete self-audit of all equipment and environment daily

· Check for any visible damage to equipment daily and report damage to supervisor & maintenance

· Properly store all cleaning supplies at the end of the shift

· Participates in Continuous Improvement Process

· Follows all Quality policies & procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)

· Follows all Safety policies & procedures and participates in monthly observations

· Maintains regular, predictable attendance

· Other duties as assigned

Dry Cleaning Duties

· Responsible for cleaning all packaging machines except Whip 2, 30#, and the corazza;

· Cleaning method is by minimal to no water usage on equipment

· Ensure back half of production area, the back hallway, cooler #1, and the back warehouse areas are cleaned and maintained based on cleaning schedules and frequencies

· Clean yellow bins, the floor, overhead piping, ceiling, below machines, drains, hand sanitizer station, walls, and light diffusers daily

· Fill chemical totes for next day’s usage, maintain the chemical room and assure it is locked daily.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in a manufacturing/plant environment with the following conditions:

· Exposure to hot climate frequently

· Exposure to chemicals frequently

· Exposure to noise and vibration continuously

· Exposure to wet and humid conditions continuously

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

· Stand – continuously

· Stoop/Bend – frequently

· Squat – occasionally

· Crawl – occasionally

· Climb Stairs or ladders – occasionally

· Reach – chest level, above or below – occasionally

· Push – 100 lbs. occasionally

· Pull – 100 lbs. occasionally

· Lift/carry – up to 80 lbs. occasionally