Sanitation Attendant/Porter | New York

Processing plant is looking for Sanitation Attendants/Porters to keep all production and receiving areas clean by cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment, and maintaining the areas in accordance with approved quality and sanitation procedures.

 Job Description:

This position requires the sanitation of the food processing equipment, floors, walls and related facilities to maintain the plant in accordance to food safety practices. Work consists of routine tasks requiring identification of problems and everyday decision-making. 


  • Cleans and sanitizes food processing equipment, floors, walls and related facilities. 
  • Employees will be responsible to operate, conduct routine service and maintenance, and assemble and disassemble machines and/or production equipment
  • Mechanically removes and replaces components of processing equipment for cleaning purposes.
  •  Operates sweepers, scrubbers, pressure washers and other janitorial type equipment. 
  • May be required to apply pesticides and maintain cleanliness outside the food manufacturing areas. 
  • Mix and use chemicals related to cleaning and sanitizing equipment.
  • Must understand and adhere to HACCP processes, Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs) and safety practices.  Works under general supervision and work is spot-checked. 
  • Proceeds with duties by following several standardized procedures and may refer to supervisor if problems arise. 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


  • Must have High School Diploma, basic math skills.
  • 6 months previous work experience in a sanitation or janitorial position.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Ascend and descend multiple level equipment and work from elevated locations.  Ability to climb ladders.  Be able to walk plant areas and lift up to 50lbs. 
  • Overtime as necessary is a requirement to the performance of this position.   
  • Must be able to read and interpret company policies and instructions. 
  • Must meet output standards and meet schedules and deadlines as assigned. 
  • Must be knowledgeable and recognize crisis management alarms (fire, intrusion, machinery malfunction) and follow-up actions