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Sanitation Technician

Company: Sysco
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

US1151 Buckhead Meat Florida, Division of Buckhead Meat Co

Zip Code:

Minimum Level of Education:
High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:
3 Years

Employment Type:
Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Job Summary:

Perform plant cleaning and sanitation and sanitation related inspection/audit procedures (monitoring documentation and environmental sampling) to ensure compliance of the production environment to corporate and regulatory sanitation requirements at a Sysco Specialty Meat Group (SSMG) location. This includes daily cleaning and sanitation to prepare for routine operations or ongoing operations as assigned. Perform line implementation in accordance with regulatory agency directions including CFIA/FSIS/FDA/State/Local authorities relative to sanitation.

Perform daily Cleaning and Sanitizing tasks associated with:

  • HACCP Program
  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
  • Pest Control
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Chemical Control
    OCCASIONAL/MARGINAL JOB DUTIES: Provide assistance when necessary for plant audits to assist other staff members. Assist as needed in any manner capable of during emergency situations the plant President or GM determines are paramount to the business

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Cleaning and Sanitizing Meat or Seafood Company processing area and equipment.
    • Mixing and working with caustic chemicals for cleaning and sanitizing. Often diluting concentrated chemicals.
    • Inspecting the processing area for cleanliness and proper sanitation as well as implementing bacterial and organic material testing to determine cleanliness of the processing area and equipment.
    • Paperwork documenting cleaning and sanitizing of the processing area. Paperwork is subject to federal regulatory review for noncompliance as well as FSQA program compliance.
      Education Preferred:
      • High School Preferred
        Experience Required:
        • One to three years Sanitation work in a Meat or Seafood or other Food Manufacturing facility.
          Experience Preferred:
          • Three plus years performing cleaning and sanitizing of a federal raw meat or seafood processing plant. Preference given to those who also have experience with ready to eat processing facilities.
            Technical Skills and Abilities:
            • Write and read English is preferred.
            • Must be able to complete paperwork documenting cleaning and sanitizing of the facility.
            • Knowledge of processing equipment and its breakdown for cleaning and sanitizing.
            • Basic knowledge of industrial cleaning and sanitizing equipment.
            • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
            • Must be able to complete basic paperwork in English.
              Physical Demands:
              • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
              • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is often required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
              • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
              • Activities may require lifting of products up to 100 pounds and requires working in a production environment on a moving line, lifting cartons, washing and cleaning equipment and the facility as well as visual inspection. Corrected vision required for sensory analysis to identify color, clarity. Warehouse and plant activities also require close and distance vision to judge GMPs; peripheral vision and depth perception mandatory for safety.
                Work Environment:
                • Cold and Damp Meat or Seafood Processing Area
                  BENEFITS INFORMATION:
                  For information on Sysco's Benefits, please visit


                  COVID-19 Precaution(s):
                  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided
                  • Temperature screenings
                  • Social distancing guidelines in place
                  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

                    Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

                    We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


                    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

                    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

                    This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Keywords: Sysco, Lakeland , Sanitation Technician, Engineering , Lakeland, Florida

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