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Sanitation Operator - 3rd Shift

Alsip, IL, USA Req #3094
Friday, May 24, 2024

Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products.  We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world.  Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers.  While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world’s best-known companies.

Sanitation Operator Hourly Rate: $18.38


Summary:  Hours for this position are SUNDAY - THURSDAY 10:00 pm - 6:30 am. The incumbent keeps all areas of the plant in clean and orderly condition. Sanitation Operators ensure all cleaning chemicals are used and dispensed safely. When cleaning the production equipment, Sanitation Operators ensure Griffith Foods standards are being maintained. Other responsibilities to be assigned from time to time.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Complete daily work assignments.
  • Operate riding scrubber and forklift.
  • Disassemble and detail clean manufacturing equipment in mixing and packaging.
  • Complete all monthly, quarterly, and yearly duties as assigned by supervision.
  • Participates in major project work that includes dust collection system cleanouts, overhead pipes in warehouse and manufacturing areas.
  • Complete monthly maintenance checks of all sanitation equipment. 
  • Ensures that all process equipment is clean and passes ATP swab testing as part of the startup process at the beginning of the week.
  • Patching and caulking wall/floor areas.
  • Able to work from heights of 30 feet using scissor lifts or boom lift.
  • Operate recycling bailers.
  • Operate Gama jets for holding bins. 
  • Proper cleaning of chemical spills.
  • Always keep plant tour and audit ready.
  • Calibrate chemical use. 
  • Confined entry.
  • Lock Out Tag Out.



  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Basic mechanical and painting skills.
  • 3 months sanitation experience is required.
  • Able to operate a forklift and successfully complete Griffith Foods Forklift training program.   
  • Must be able to complete Sanitation Operator Training annually or as needed per the Alsip Plant Sanitation Operator Training.
  • Physical requirements include: Stand, walk, use hands or fingers, sit handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, hear and talk. Occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Can frequently move or lift up to 50lbs. occasionally to 100lbs. Specific vision abilities, distance, peripheral, depth and ability to adjust focus
  • Flexibility to work mandatory and voluntary overtime including weekends required


Griffith Foods believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. Griffith Foods does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of the following actual or perceived  characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental  disability, genetic characteristic or information, AIDS or HIV status, order of protection status, marital status, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspect of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, participation in benefit programs, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.


In carrying out our commitment to equal employment opportunity, Griffith Foods will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Applicants and employees requiring reasonable accommodations must notify Human Resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Alsip, IL, USA