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Sanitation Operator – Night Shift

Freshpet, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Bethlehem, PA posted March 12, 2023.

Who We AreAt Freshpet, our goal is to change the way people nourish their pets forever. We strive to strengthen the bond between people and our pets so that we both live longer, healthier, and happier lives while being kind to the planet. We believe that if we can create fresh, real foods that pets love and help them live healthier lives, that their pet parents will also enjoy the many benefits of a rich life shared with a pet.We started off with a mission to change the way pet parents feed dogs and cats, but we also wanted to be a company that had a thoughtful approach to how we operate. We wanted to do things differently, make great products but be gentle to the planet, good to the people who touch our business, and leave a positive impact with everything we do. We work hard every day to ensure that the original vision is met, starting with making the highest quality foods in our kitchens to running our business with integrity, transparency, and social and environmental responsibility. IT’S AMAZING WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU START COMPLETELY FRESH!What You Will Do The Sanitation Operator will be responsible for disinfecting surfaces, sanitizing all components of our food production and processing equipment, and ensuring that there is no unnecessary waste along the assembly line.How You Will Make an ImpactDisassemble, clean, sanitize, and reassemble machine parts, equipment, and other areasMonitor and adjust chemical cleaning usageWork with the QA department on Pre-Op inspectionsAssist in driving training initiatives of sanitation procedures to productionRemove waste and DebrisResponsible for assisting in weekly environmental program and master Sanitation programAssist with startup, and shutdown of machinery and production line equipmentFollow all relevant Standard Operating Procedures SOPs and SSOPsAssure food safety standards with regards to GMPs and HACCP plan are being followed by self and fellow employeesFollow safety procedures with lock out tag out and exposure to hot equipment and cleaning chemicalsManually lift and transport unfinished product during production processRequired to work in a cold and wet environment w/temperatures of (approximately 40° F)Required to work 12-hr. shifts on a rotating 7-day scheduleOther duties as assignedWhat You Will Bring High school diploma or GED required1 year manufacturing experience preferredFood manufacturing sanitation experience preferredAbility to read, write and speak English requiredAbility to read and follow procedures and accurately complete paperwork related to sanitation activitiesAbility to lift 50lbs or more, in addition to standing, walking, bending, and stooping throughout the 12-hr. shift scheduleFollow established company policies and those outlined in the Employee HandbookBe willing and able to cross train on all sanitation responsibilitiesWhat We OfferAt Freshpet, we offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, short- and long-term disability protection, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) plan with company match, paid parental leave, pet insurance, tuition assistance, a generous PTO plan and so much more!Our Commitment to a Diverse Workforce:At Freshpet, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, sex, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Freshpet aims to foster, cultivate, and preserve a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees are our most valuable assets. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well. Freshpet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DisclaimersWe are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.Freshpet is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Freshpet via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Freshpet. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Freshpet as a result of the referral or through other means.Hours: 6pm to 6amShift rotation: 2-2-380 hours biweekly pay