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Mrs Clark’s Foods CIP Operator – 2nd Shift in Ankeny, Iowa

Great opportunity for a permanent position at a local food manufacturer!

The Sanitation / CIP (Clean-In-Place) Operator provides the foundation for safe, quality food products by completing proper cleanup and sanitation tasks. This position is required to follow regulatory standards to ensure both products and processes are clean and sterile. This is a full-time, 2nd shift, non-exempt position that reports to the Sanitation Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate the CIP (clean-in-place) system to clean and sanitize equipment, tanks, and pipelines

  • Disassembly and reassembly of production pipes, pumps, and valves pipes and performs necessary cleaning, sanitizing, and reassembling of these pieces of equipment

  • Operates and monitors CIP process; identifies issues and notifies management

  • Scrubs processing tanks and vats - assists with cleaning other areas of the facility

  • Clean all ingredient weigh containers, pails, scoops, totes, tools, screens and filters

  • Cleans dust, soil, oil, and grease from mixing equipment, machinery, overhead pipes, and conveyors

  • Cleans and maintains floors throughout production and warehouse areas

  • Operates industrial trucks and scissor lifts to complete necessary sanitation functions within plant

  • Ensure compliance to plant policies and Federal and State regulations including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Maintains continual communication with other team members including the immediate supervisor, quality control, maintenance, production scheduling, warehouse, etc. in order to keep the production line running as efficiently as possible

  • Adhere to quality and safety standards

  • Accurately record hours worked

  • Other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred

  • Related experience preferred but will train the right candidate!

  • Must be detail oriented and quick learner

  • Ability to work within deadlines

  • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team, good cooperative skills

  • Previous manufacturing, warehouse or retail work experience preferred

  • May require flexibility in scheduling


  • $13.50/hour starting wage; $0.65 Shift Differential = $14.15 per hour

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully 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 talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching all day with the ability to be mobile throughout required work areas. The employee may frequently lift and/or move items up to 75 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be expected to work inside a manufacturing environment with regular exposure to changing temperatures (hot, cold, humidity), moving mechanical parts, dust, fumes, chemicals, and loud noises. The noise level in the work environment can be loud; vibration levels are moderate.


  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • 401(k), with company matching

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account / Health Savings Account

  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Vacation

  • Sick days/personal days

  • Paid Holidays