Sanitation Specialist - 2nd Shift (Nights/Week)

  • 39210 221st St, Alpena, SD 57312, USA
  • Full-time
  • Sub-Department: Sanitation
  • Department: Operations
  • Site Location: Alpena

Company Description

Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link’s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don’t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won’t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get… authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!

Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Pepperami.

Job Description

Sanitation workers are responsible for keeping the facility as clean as possible. They will use the best techniques for cleaning certain machines around the plant floor. Carryout responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Clean facilities and equipment, in proper sequence, and in a timely manner enabling pre-op inspection and set-up to begin on time for a successful start-up and hour of power for production.
  • Applies chemicals for cleaning, degreasing and sanitizing using sprayers and hoses.
  • Applies a hot water wash down (temperature 120-140 degrees) and cold water wash downs for all plant equipment, floors and walls.
  • Clean equipment parts, overheads, units, pipes and lights, smokehouse,
  • Clean breakroom & bathrooms during workhours.
  • Gathers trash in carts and transports to trash compactor for disposal.
  • Squeegee floors and clean drains in plant area.
  • Covers sensitive equipment with plastic for protection.
  • Follow daily sanitation schedule and achieve specified goals.
  • Complete Master Cleaning Schedule to ensure all areas of facility are cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Use the proper chemical for the job and at the specified concentration.
  • Complete pre-inspections prior to FSQ (Quality) doing pre-operation inspections to minimize deficiencies found.
  • Assist with re-assembly of machine(s) for start-up.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Safety:

  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/foreman/supervisor.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Handles equipment and chemicals according to government, SDS and Company safety standards.

Qualifications

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Preferred Experience: Cleaning or chemical sanitation experience/training or equivalent.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:

  • Able to organize and prioritize in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Able to understand and follow Chemical & Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures and policies, once trained.
  • Build and support a culture of openness and accountability within (and out-side) the assigned department.
  • Demonstrate professionalism; encourage and insist on positive attitudes and behaviors from team members.
  • Encourage team member initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort and achievement.
  • Communicate with peers, subordinates, and leaders in an effective, timely manner.
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related-problems.
  • Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers.
  • Ability to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions and deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and team member.
  • Must demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving, and team member motivational skills.

Additional Information

Shift Hours:

1st week of pay period 4:30 PM - 5:00 AM Monday - Thursday. 2nd Week of pay period 4:30 PM - 5:00 AM Monday - Wednesday.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Jack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E-Verify
Jack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link’s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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