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Company: Mercer Foods, LLC.
Location: Modesto
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: SanitationDepartment: Supply ChainReports to: ManagerThe ideal candidate will possess and live by Mercer Foods core values.CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ● ACCOUNTABILITY ● INTEGRITY ● PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLNESS ● TEAMWORK ● WORK – LIFE BALANCEESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Sanitation role engages in all duties related to the sanitation of the plant. The Sanitation team member inspects equipment for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws. They will perform the cleaning of equipment and inspection of all working parts for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws to ensure readiness for production use. This role is responsible to clean work areas in a manner that avoids damage and destruction to our facility. This role will inspect the premises for unsanitary practices and conditions and escalate to management and production personnel regarding sanitation concerns or issues. The Sanitation team member will be responsible to adhere to changes in equipment, plant layout, lighting or work practices to improve sanitation standards or purity of the product. In this role, the Sanitation team member will operate lifting equipment for overhead cleaning including IE Boom lift, scissor lift and forklift. COMPETENCIES: Living Mercer Values Demonstrates the characteristics and behaviors of an individual who is living Mercer's values. Mercer's values are accountability, continuous improvement, integrity, personal growth and wellness, teamwork, and work-life balance. Attendance Attendance is essential in demonstrating dependability. A reliable team member is on time for all scheduled shifts and is present as scheduled. Any team member with two or more active steps of discipline for attendance does not meet expectations of position. Performance Demonstrates the skills and abilities to perform his or her job. Any team member with two or more active steps of discipline for any combination of disciplinary actions does not meet expectations of position. Safety Good judgement is demonstrated at all times to maintain a safe work environment. Any team member with two or more active steps of discipline for safety related incidents does not meet expectations of position. Training Current training is an indication of job preparedness from a safety, job skills, and food safety perspective. An employee that has completed all training expectations throughout the year as it pertains to his or her job requirements demonstrates that he or she meets the expectations of his or her position. A person that has past due trainings does not meet the expectations of his or her position. SKILLS: Attention to Detail Completes tasks efficiently and accurately while paying close attention to detail.Basic Machine Operations Must be familiar with the basic machine functions and operations.Basic Reading Comprehension Reads instructions / labels and performs work as assigned by department supervisor or lead. Communication Possesses strong communication skills and can explain complex concepts in ways everyone can understand. Is often seen as having strong interpersonal skills.Communication Escalation Escalates issues to manager or other management as needed.Continuous Improvement Design, roadmap and continuous process/control improvement plans, leading implementation of both, including application/system change management for increased efficiency and effectiveness of processes or data.Follows Instructions Reads instructions / labels and performs work as assigned by department supervisor or lead. Hand Tools Use a variety of hand and power tools in performing duties. Inspect Inspects equipment or product for conformity requirements and standards.Proactive Problem Solving Acts in a proactive manner to communicate and solve problems.Regulation Implement and maintains regulations, requirements, and programs. Provides support during audits of programs and other regulatory audits of programs.Safe Work Habits Proper use of safety devices, such as lock-out, and maintaining a clean, sanitary, and safe work area. Sanitary Environment Maintain a sanitary environment that is appropriate for a food manufacturing setting.Sanitation duties Safely perform sanitation duties which may include proper operation of Sani-matic tray washer.REQUIREMENTS: The ability to test cleaning chemicals for titration strength. Forklift certification or the ability to be certified. The ability to operate and maintain hand tools for equipment setup, floor scrubbers and buffers is a requirement. The ability to read and interpret documents, operation manuals efficiently and communicate effectively is a requirement. The ability to read and understand measuring tools such as a tape measure, feeler gauges and micrometers are required. FOOD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: • Place high priority on food safety, quality, and sanitation by understanding and executing Mercer Food's food safety and sanitation policies and procedures.• Hold self and others accountable to Mercer Foods food safety & sanitation guidelines and policies by communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates. • In the absence of lead, serves as back up to ensure all food safety, quality objectives and SQF system requirements are met. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and frequent fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires the following percentages of time committed to physical activity: 20% or more sitting, 70% or more walking, and 70% or more standing. The job is performed under some temperature variations and in a food manufacturing production environment. Unrestricted visual and audio abilities are required for the safety of all employees. The ability to lift to 40 lbs. is required.

Keywords: Mercer Foods, LLC., Modesto , Sanitation, Other , Modesto, California

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