3rd Shift Sanitation Worker

Great Lakes Cheese Wausau, WI

As a family owned business with a long-term focus on growth and stability, we are committed to you, our dedicated employee. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected.

Position Description

The Sanitation Worker sanitizes all equipment in the plant in compliance with customer specifications and with company policy and procedures related to proper sanitation, GMP and Safety requirements.


  • Cleaning and Sanitize equipment using chemicals and power washers.
  • Read chemical labels to ensure safe applications.
  • Manually scrub certain areas of machines using brushes or scrub pads.
  • Light cleaning of coolers; picking up garbage from floor and sweeping with dust mop.
  • Clean floors using floor scrubber.
  • Disassembling equipment./reassembling equipment
  • Bending twisting and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Occasionally clean overhead storage levels using man lift./and using ladders
  • Inspect equipment to assure sanitation requirements are met.
  • Report all issues to supervisor.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

    Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes and related equipment.
  • Ability to make decisions based on standard practices.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Basic understanding of sanitation processes and related equipment.
  • Ability to run sanitation equipment.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and communicate safety labels on chemical containers.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed with little or no notice.

    Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • 1 year of sanitation experience or more.
  • Swab testing/ on all equipment.
  • Basic computer skills.

    Working Conditions

  • Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, respiratory protection, gloves, boots, aprons and/or safety glasses/goggles may be required.
  • Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder, shoulder-to-overhead and pushing/pulling/carrying.
  • Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend/twist neck and back; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
  • Ability to tolerate humid, wet working environment with temperatures up to 70 degrees F.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

    Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.