Whitewright, Texas

Sanitation Operator, Fresh Dough Facility

Job Summary
Sanitation Operators ensure that the equipment utilized to make our crave-able, delicious dough that is delivered fresh to our local bakery-cafes is safe and clean for daily use. Sanitation Operators are responsible for disassembling, cleaning, sanitizing, and re-assembling all manufacturing and storage equipment in the facility in preparation for daily food production.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Experience working in a food manufacturing or wholesale bakery is preferred
  • Familiarity with GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), food safety and sanitation (i.e. HACCP, AIB, SQF), is preferred
  • Ability to work with limited supervision is required
  • Proven ability to work independently while performing a variety of production tasks
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends and holidays based on business need


Essential Physical Requirements
The following physical requirements must be performed with or without reasonable accommodation. The work environment requires tolerance to variations in temperature, wet conditions in dishwashing area, exposure to food products, and manufacturing equipment that includes a variety of controls and mechanisms.

  • Ability to manipulate equipment utilizing manual dexterity
  • Ability to stand, walk, squat, and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to push and lift items with varying degrees of weight. Occasional pushing of cabinets up to 400 pounds with or without assistance is required
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion movements with upper extremities

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Whitewright, Texas

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