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Sanitation Laborer at Lamb Weston in Hermiston, Oregon

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for cleaning, sanitizing, rinsing and polishing work stations and production and packaging equipment. This job requires good physical stamina, the ability to perform light to heavy scrubbing, sweeping and rinsing, as well as the ability to follow directions.

Job Description

Individuals in this position must:

  • Follow all plant safety policies and procedures. Be actively involved in safety, participate in safety programs, engaged in safety activities, perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.
  • Have the required knowledge of cleaning chemicals, their use, safety precautions, proper cleaning techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Prepare and/or mix cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
  • Use foaming equipment to apply cleaning chemicals to equipment
  • Scrub equipment using scrub brushes and/or pads to clean, sanitize, and polish equipment using dilute cleaning chemicals
  • Rinse cleaning chemicals off equipment using a high pressure water hose
  • Maintain good housekeeping in his/her assigned area: Sweep with a broom and/or squeegee, shovel, scrub using scrub brushes and/or pads and scrapers, and rinse equipment with high pressure water and/or air hoses
  • Change grader shaker screens in packaging rooms and in prep area when required
  • Follow good housekeeping practices and GMP's.
  • Wear required PPE.
  • Actively participate in AMD activities
  • Perform environmental sanitation duties as assigned
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by a Team Leader
Job Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job. To successfully perform this job an individual must:

  • Sanitation qualification is required. If you are not qualified, you will be trained.
  • Employee must be Lock-out/Tag-out qualification is required. If you are not qualified, you will be trained.
  • Read, understand, and obey all plant rules and practice safety as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Practice proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.
  • Be knowledgeable of the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with the task being performed.
  • Actively practice and abide by all Company work, safety, and personal hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player, be organized, and plan ahead.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

Language Skills

Effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing. Ability to understand instructions and follow directions in English.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. The employee:

  • The noise level in the work environment can exceed 85 dB.
  • Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Will frequently be exposed to humid conditions as well as moderate heat.
  • May be occasionally work around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration.
  • Will work around forklift traffic.