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Tech 3 - Sanitation, Bakery

City & State: 

West Columbia, SC, US, 29172

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Tech 3 - Sanitation, Bakery


  • Sanitation

Reporting to

  • Sanitation Supervisor


Key Accountabilities

Handle day to day functions of sanitation department. Make sure grounds are checked and cleaned everyday. Strive to consistently produce positive sanitation results.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Handle the day to day functions of department.
    1. Assure all scheduled persons are present; note absences on attendance sheet and,  reassign work from absent workers
    2. Check schedule for production equipment needs, have equipment ready for  QC  and maintenance
    3. Check Bakers feed and call for pick up if needed
    4. Check cardboard compactor and trash compactor for issues.
    5. Start of shift walk thru and assign additional duties as needed.
    6. Account for all personnel that are in house.
    7. Follow up on all assigned tasks to insure work is done correctly and completed in a timely manner.
    8. Maintain safety awareness within the department.
  • Make sure silos, bases, contaminate and grounds are checked and cleaned everyday/shift daily.
  • Insure trashcans have liners and Bakery feed bag holders have rolls on hangers; make sure hand sanitizer and soap stations are stocked and in good working condition.
  • Perform a daily inventory of supplies and inform sanitation manager of items needed to order.
  • Upon completion of weekend cleaning inspect and ensure that equipment has been thoroughly cleaned and ready for swabbing.
  • Perform swab tests or insure that a trained team member properly performs this responsibility.
  • Validate and document the pros and cons of all team members’ performances, especially during the end of the week environmental cleanings.


  • Is seen and respected as a leader in the department and plant, by team members and plant staff!
  • Consistently insures and encourages team members to manage their times properly. Therefore, preventing them from being written up for not properly following department SOP.
  • Consistently demonstrates a pride of ownership and commitment to insuring that the department is operating, with a high level of efficiencies!
  • Fully support and embraces the department stretch goals and empowerment visions.
  • Insures that all sanitation tasks, responsibilities are performed and completed with the highest quality possible!
  • Assist the team in the processing plant area whenever necessary, in order to insure facility cleanliness!
  • Perform any and all responsibilities required or instructed, which will assist the department and plant in its efforts to continuously achieve expectations!


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Minimum of two (2) years of manufaturing experience recommended.



  • High school diploma
  • Food manufacturing experience


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud.






ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.