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QA Sanitation Technician

QA Sanitation Technician

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4403 Table Mt Dr
Distribution Center

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Come grow with us and experience real career growth opportunity in the natural foods industry!  The Sanitation Technician position is responsible sanitation of the production equipment, production rooms, and general warehouse while complying with FDA requirements at the Distribution Center of Natural Grocers.  This position will be responsible developing and following Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP).  The Sanitation Technician will be required to perform cleaning to keep production on schedule; inspect equipment for release; assist with equipment allergen swabs; complete all required documentation; maintain inventory of sanitation supplies; and participate in monthly QA audits of the facility.  The sanitation program is a process preventive control as required by FDA, and therefore requires completion of necessary certifications for FSMA compliance.


  • Knowledge of production schedules and change-overs requiring machine disassembly
  • Knowledge of machine change parts required for specific products
  • Disassembles, cleans and reassembles baggers and related equipment to meet production schedule
  • Performs post-sanitation inspections of production equipment; assists with allergen swabs on clean equipment
  • Washes containers, tubs and utensils for production
  • Maintains sanitation logs of equipment, floors, walls and any other daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules for production and storage areas
  • Operates baler for recycling of cardboard and plastic
  • Operates floor scrubber, pallet jack, and scissor lift as needed
  • Maintains dust control in the production areas
  • Maintains adequate inventory of cleaning supplies
  • Assists with developing SSOP’s as needed to meet FDA requirements and startup of new equipment
  • Performs all duties in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Maintains grounds free of litter and debris
  • Assists QA with any sanitation or food safety related duties
  • Obtains NGVC internal certifications for sanitation to meet FSMA compliance
  • Participates in monthly facility audits with Quality Assurance

Any other duties as assigned by management


Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.



Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must obtain level 3 Food Safety and GMP certifications
  • Current valid driver’s license with reliable transportation is required
  • Minimum 1 year experience in food production sanitation
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices in food production required
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and concisely
  • Strong communication skills; ability to work with various members of staff and management
  • Able to work in different seasonal climates and temperature changes
  • Flexible to schedule changes
  • Forklift experience preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail and able to meet all deadlines


Physical Requirements:

  1. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs, repetitive lifting up to 50 lbs.
  2. Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs.
  3. Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion
  4. Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on an occasional basis
  5. Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed
  6. Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body
  7. Must be able to walk and stand for at least 90% of the time  


This job description is not an employment contract.  It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities.  The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice.  Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Home Office managers that my not be listed in this job description.

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