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Sanitation Technician, 3rd Shift 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment 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.
Category Manufacturing/Operations  
Location St. Joseph, MO Plant  
Req Number MAN-13-00029  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Third  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


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 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.

To 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.

 After proper training period, 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.

 Other duties as assigned or required.

 Physical Activity/Work Environment:

 Prolonged Sitting - 25%
 Prolonged Standing/Walking - 25%Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (50lbs.) - 5%
 Finger-Hand Manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) - 20%Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 25%


  Temperature - 5% Noise - 20%.
  Dust -5% Fumes - 10%

 Other Safety Hazards:
 Slip Hazard

Position Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent. Mechanical aptitude is helpful. Preferably 1 year of experience in sanitation in a food manufacturing facility.

Must possess good reading and math skills to accurately perform the requirements of the job. Mechanical appitude, good hand & eye coordination is required. Should have communication skills, both written and verbal. Will be required after time and training to have working knowledge of sanitation responsibilities for all production lines.


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