Sanitation Technician | 3rd Shift

Thornton, IL 60476

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Technician Job Number: BS25857167 Compensation: $20-30 / hour

Job Description

Title: Sanitation Technician

Location: Thornton, IL

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • Embark on an exciting overnight journey where your dedication to cleanliness and sanitation will play a pivotal role in ensuring the highest standards of food safety and quality. As an Overnight Sanitation Technician, you'll be the guardian of our state-of-the-art production facilities, meticulously maintaining a pristine environment that upholds our commitment to excellence.

Job Duties:
  • Perform comprehensive cleaning and sanitation of food processing equipment, production areas, and facilities, adhering to stringent protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • Disassemble, clean, and sanitize machinery, conveyor belts, and other production equipment to prevent cross-contamination and ensure compliance with food safety standards.
  • Conduct routine inspections to identify and promptly address any sanitation issues. 
  • Mix and apply cleaning solutions and sanitizers effectively and safely, following proper procedures and guidelines. 
  • Operate industrial cleaning equipment, such as pressure washers, steam cleaners, and floor scrubbers, to maintain impeccable cleanliness and hygiene standards. 
  • Collaborate with the sanitation team and production staff to coordinate cleaning schedules and ensure seamless operations. 
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while performing sanitation tasks. 
  • Document cleaning activities, inspections, and any issues encountered during the shift accurately and thoroughly. 
  • Assist in training new sanitation team members and ensure they understand and follow proper cleaning procedures and safety guidelines.

  • High school diploma or equivalent education. 
  • Previous experience in sanitation, janitorial work, or a related field, preferably in a food manufacturing environment. 
  • Strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effectively manage time to complete tasks within designated timeframes. 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and other departments. 
  • Knowledge of sanitation practices, chemical handling procedures, and safety regulations is preferred. 
  • Willingness to work overnight shifts and weekends as required.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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