Sanitation 2nd Shift (Vat Washer)

Location: 590 Woodrow St Denmark, WI
Date Posted: 04-05-2018
Do you think you are capable of something more in your career?  Are you looking for more stability?  If you enjoy cleaning and sanitizing this is the job for you!  Come to Salm Partners where we will pay you more as you are expanding your knowledge! Earn extra paid vacation through dedication and receive the recognition you deserve! 

Salm Partners, LLC, located in Denmark, WI, is the largest co-manufacturer of smoked sausage and hot dog products in the United States. We lead the way in technology for producing sausage product, making us one out of five companies in the US that use the co-extrusion process. Salm Partners is driven to provide an avenue of growth for our partners. Our success is based on our partnerships with our internal, supplier, customer, and community partners.

Salm Partners, LLC is looking for a 2nd shift Sanitation (Vat Washer)   

Cleans and sanitizes production equipment parts and components and non-production parts, vats, buckets, barrels, carts, pans, etc. in support of the production process. Maintains general housekeeping of inedible area and assists with sanitation and master sanitation facility-wide.  Maintains compliance with all safety, food safety, quality, SQF, GMP and USDA requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Move materials, equipment, parts, or supplies to and from work areas and cleaning room, using cart, pallet jack, or forklift.
  • Sweep, squeegee, shovel or scrape loose debris and scrap into appropriate containers.
  • Weigh inedible barrels, complete Inedibles Log and dispose of waste properly.
  • Set up cleaning equipment; connect hoses and lines to drop-down station and other equipment in order to regulate pressure and flow of water and chemicals from system.
  • Scrub, scrape, and spray meat vats, inedible material vats, parts, equipment, buckets, pans, etc, using brushes, chemicals and high-pressure water hoses.
  • Use appropriate cleaning solutions according to formulas.
  • Presoak, clean, rinse and sanitize parts, equipment, meat vats, buckets, pans, etc.
  • Rinse objects and place them on drying racks.
  • Use the vat lifter to raise and lower vats; spray clean, and ensure vats are thoroughly cleaned at all angles.
  • Sanitize meat vats as required; complete Meat Vat Tag and request an inspection; once the inspection is completed and the tag initialed, apply vat seal.
  • Perform general housekeeping and sanitation duties to maintain the inedibles area in a clean state.
  • Perform more extensive sanitation tasks as assigned on Master Sanitation days as requested.
  • Provide backup assistance on the packaging production line as needs dictate.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as required.
  • Exercise safety precautions when using chemicals, making sure to use the appropriate cleaning chemicals specific to the task being performed.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations per established company policies.
  • Operate forklift, pallet jack and other material handling equipment.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities                                                 
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and with changing environmental conditions, including heat, cold and wet.  Must be self-motivated and comfortable working alone.  Must be able to tolerate working with industrial cleaning chemicals and follow all established chemical handling procedures at all times.  Previous forklift experience is preferred, and must be able to achieve forklift certification.
Education and/or Experience                                                
A minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalency is normally required. 
Communication Skills                                                
Must possess good verbal and interpersonal communication skills.  Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Computer Skills                                             
No computer skills are required.
Mathematical Skills                                                   
Must have basic math skills.
Reasoning Ability                                                      
Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Physical Demands 
While performing the duties of this job, the partner is frequently required to stand, bend, reach, walk, and talk or hear. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.  The partner is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The partner must regularly lift up to 40#, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50#.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a partner encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. In the vat washing room, it is wet, cool and slippery.  There is a wide variation of temperatures ranging from 35° F to 100° F in the various other work areas.  Each partner is required to wear appropriate Shoes for Crews sanitation boots to ensure firm footing in all conditions.  Gloves, hearing protection, goggles, face shield, rain suit, and rubber boots are required in the course of the work being performed.  Partners are required to wear frocks and hairnets at all times on the production floor. The noise level in the production work environment is usually loud.
Salm Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, and we are committed to the employment and advancement of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.
Salm Partners
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