Sanitation Worker - Produce Processing Facility

Knoxville, TN


As a member of the Sanitation Staff, this person is responsible for being part of a team that properly cleans and sanitizes facilities and maintains strict food safety standards. Their day-to-day tasks may include: properly cleaning production facilities equipment, production line equipment and various other areas of the building. They may be responsible for using cleaning materials as instructed and with accordance with best food safety practices. Reports to Sanitation Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works as an effective team member
  • Works efficiently and effectively for entire sanitation shift
  • Assists with sanitation in a variety of capacities
  • Measures and uses cleaning solutions in correct amounts for each product
  • Ensures conformance to sanitation standards
  • Cleans production area: Sweep, mop, remove debris according to specific standards
  • Executes on instruction from supervisors
  • Makes sure that appropriate safety measures are taken at every step of the sanitation process
  • Advocates safety practices to the rest of the sanitation staff
  • Becomes trained and is knowledgeable about all GMPs and HACCP guidelines
  • Strives to continually improve through additional training and being an integral part of the sanitation team


  • Dependable
  • Hard working
  • Safety conscious
  • Able to follow W.I. (work instructions), SOP (standard operating procedures) and SSOP (standard sanitation operating procedures)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team
  • Able to competently complete a variety of tasks and other duties as requested
  • Must be able to bend, twist, kneel, squat, turn, reach, pull, push, balance and lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Must have the ability to stand, walk and move about for extended periods of time

Job Location

Knoxville, TN