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Purfoods Sanitation Associate 2nd shift in Grinnell, Iowa

First and Second Shift Sanitation Associates will have a focus area of either the Kitchen, Pack Room, or Warehouse/General areas of the building but may also help or provide backup for any of these areas. Associates must become familiar with and follow internal Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and ensure FDA & USDA guidelines regarding allergens and food contact surfaces are maintained.

  • 2nd shift: Monday to Friday, 3:30pm to 12:00am (this shift includes a shift pay differential)

  • Understand work flow processes and sanitation needs for focus area supported (e.g., Kitchen, Pack Room, Warehouse/General areas)

  • Help clean and ensure all machines and food surfaces meet FDA, USDA, and internal sanitation standards. This includes helping wipe down machines and surfaces during meal changes. Must be careful not to touch food contact surfaces when doing various sanitation tasks

  • Deliver dirty items (carts, totes, scoops, etc.) to the dishroom for cleaning

  • Break down boxes and other containers

  • Regularly empty trashcans and transport waste outside to trash compactor and receptacles

  • Continually squeegee and clean debris off floors

  • Monitor rooms for condensation and wipe down doors, walls, ceiling, etc. as needed

  • Regularly remove expired food from RTE and help trash unusable food products as assigned

  • Properly use and maintain cleaning equipment and chemicals

  • Help with general housekeeping and organization in the plant

  • Follow and encourage others to follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

  • May help clean and maintain bathrooms, hand wash stations, or other general areas (e.g., break room, etc.)

  • May help clean around exterior of the building as needed

  • May help in other areas of the plant as needed

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • Observation and initiative skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Attention to detail as sanitation programs are key to preventing listeria, ecoli, and other potential bacteria problems

  • Able to do tasks without disturbing assembly line or other workers

  • Willingness to cross-train and help in other areas as needed

  • Demonstrated behaviors consistent with our Core Values: Teamwork, Relentlessly Dependable, Appreciation & Respect, Innovation & Constant Improvement, and Nourishing Our Customers

  • Experience working in refrigerated environments

  • Previous food sanitation experience a plus

  • Physical stamina to walk and stand on concrete floors for up to 8-10 hours

  • Regular lifting of 20-40+ lbs

  • Requires reaching/grasping/bending/twisting

  • Able to use cleaning chemicals

  • Able to work in a variety of environments – warm, cold (35-40 degrees), wet, and outdoors

Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom's Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

ID: 2021-2584

External Company Name: Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company

External Company URL: https://www.momsmeals.com/careers

Street: 810 Blakely Circle

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