Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Sanitation Specialist

    Job Locations US-MO-Carthage
    Posted Date 3 days ago(5/22/2018 9:20 AM)
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    # of Openings
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    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Third Shift
  • Overview

    Ensure the efficient and effective cleaning of production equipment and adjacent areas, in addition to other environments, following approved sanitary methods. Train new associates and help out anyone running behind schedule to ensure on-time startups.


    • Train new sanitation workers.
    • Responsible for the safe use of appropriate chemical solutions to ensure the cleanest and most highly sanitized equipment.
    • Ensure that all necessary safety precautions are followed in performing your responsibilities.
    • Responsible for following through on projects assigned.    
    • Cleans equipment by using hot water hoses and/or high pressure soap hoses with temperatures up to 160 degrees.
    • Lifts, carry, push or pull parts or equipment with weights up to 100# or more.
    • Climb ladders to clean spirals/equipment.
    • Possible forklift/palletjack/manlift licensed for certain areas.
    • Tearing equipment down and assisting Production to put line back together.
    • Works with soaps and other cleaning compounds, some toxic if not handled correctly.
    • Assist wherever needed to ensure on-time startups.
    • Temperatures throughout plant average 50 degrees.      
    • Required to wear hairnet, smock, boots or overshoes, ear plugs, gloves, plastic sleeves, and aprons provided by the Company.


    Employee Safety Responsibilities:

    • Report all injuries, unsafe conditions, unsafe acts & horseplay
    • Use proper lifting techniques
    • Use mechanical assistance (handjack, forklift, manlift)
    • Use personal assistance (buddy)
    • Use handrails
    • Use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


    Required Education, Experience, Certification, License or Membership:

    • Prefer high school diploma or GED or equivalent experience
    • People & leadership skills
    • Computer Literate
    • Manlift, forklift & palletjack certified
    • Must be able to work overnight shift
    • Able and willing to complete CGMP, HACCP, SSOPs, safety, and equipment trainings
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with rapid hand and eye coordination
    • Constant stand/walk required.
    • Occasionally climb of stairs.
    • Ability to work in wet and cold temperatures


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