Master Sanitarian

Foster Farms - Compton, CA3.5

Full-time$14 an hour
Job Description

Rate of Pay: $14.00 + .40 Shift Premium

Purpose of Position

The primary function of this position is to complete operational and pre-operational cleaning, sanitization of the plant packaging and processing machines and work areas, conduct training and work with chemicals according to USDA regulations and ensuring all GMP and quality standards are met and maintain the efficient flow of product through the production process.

Essential Job Functions

Use high-pressure hoses to clean and rinse the machine and parts, squeegee the floors and clear the floor drains

Check the work schedule, receive cleaning assignment, obtain supplies required to perform the work, put on all of the required Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Gear and prepare for operations. Prepare machinery for cleaning, remove materials from the machines and floors and place in the proper containers

Breakdown, disassemble and / or loosen nuts, screws, belts, remove machine parts, conveyors, guard rails, lids, doors and guards. Remove barrels, totes and other containers from the machine area, close valves, open doors, lids, drains and water valves

Assist with cross-training of employees, which may include shadowing, hands on teaching, explaining and evaluating for new or current employees.

Conduct supplies and chemical inventories, as well as prepare needed reports for supervisor.

Blow down the production equipment, conveyors and machinery with the compressed air tool as required

Prepare chemicals using titration methods and Quadexx systems to provide chemicals for daily cleaning.

Troubleshoot equipment if necessary and communicate with maintenance.

Scrape material from the machine parts, shovel excess into totes and soak parts as needed

Obtain and apply the appropriate cleaning and sanitizing solution, apply foam to the surfaces, scrub surfaces and parts

Dry tools, equipment, machines, walls, floors and re-assemble machinery as required

At end of shift, secure all equipment, perform general housekeeping duties and complete all required paperwork. Be able to fill in for lead if needed.



Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and the safety regulations

Must be able to work in a team environment and train others in sanitation related duties

Must be able to learn to clean different types of equipment

Must be able to use, or learn to use, the equipment and tools used to perform the job

Must be able to perform all job functions safely

Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Must be able to follow instructions

Must be able to understand and follow written SSOP’s cleaning procedure

Must be able to understand MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)

Must be able to work the scheduled / assigned times and required overtime for the position

Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time

Must be able to submit and pass a criminal background check

Additional Information

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