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Sanitation Associate in West Hazleton, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/15/2022

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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

The Sanitation Associate is responsible for any number of duties to ensure high quality sanitation standards are met in Production, Shipping, and Distribution. We hold the qualify and food safety of our product to the highest level, and a sanitary work environment is essential for ensuring food safety and that a high-quality product is delivered to our customers. Follows all safety procedures as set forth by the Company.  

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakehouse LLC

  • Great starting pay: $20.50/hr!
  • Excellent UNION benefits package!
  • Growing organization & increased demand for products!

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • You will focus on maintaining high-quality sanitary conditions in a baking facility by performing various duties; including: production lines and equipment, bathrooms, locker rooms, hallways, break-rooms, processing, etc. 
  • You will visually inspect equipment and performance prior to the sanitation process and after to ensure proper reinstall and no damage during the cleaning process.  
  • You will efficiently disassemble and assemble equipment for proper cleaning. You will set up line and all equipment to company standards prior to a production run.  
  • You will perform duties as assigned from the Master Sanitation Program.   
  • You will keep accurate records and documentation of the cleaning performed and inspect for areas needing attention. Keep manager informed of any unsanitary practices that may be occurring in the plant. 
  • You are responsible for cleaning of soiled supplies and equipment used in the manufacturing process.  All buildings (administration, production, distribution) must be maintained according to Company Policy. 
  • You will oversee the proper storage, labeling, and handling/use of all cleaning supplies, chemicals and disinfecting equipment. 
  • You work to maintain and improve on the quality, integrity and safety of each product and equipment used in their manufacture. 
  • You will safely operate equipment and machines used in the cleaning process to include, but not limited to; rack washer, power washer, steamer, washer extractors and dryers, etc.  
  • You must follow the Food Safety, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) & Food Quality Plans to ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Standards, the GFSI system and other 3rd party audits. 
  • You may be assigned additional responsibilities and duties by the supervisor.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • You have a strong analytical ability to gather and interpret data, in situations where the problems are somewhat complex (dealing with people, procedures and equipment).   
  • You work well in a team-based environment, have solid interpersonal skills, and you are not averse to change. Ability to provide constant direction of others to plan, coordinate, check or instruct.  
  • You can perform basic math and computer skills.  
  • You act with a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset: focus on improving efficiencies while decreasing waste.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is preferred.  
  • 1+ years of manufacturing experience is preferred.   
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.   
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, stack/unstack or carry, stand and/or stoop for prolonged periods of time (except for break and lunch periods), climb, perform repetitive motions, and work in a dusty, loud and hot environment. 
  • Must have good written and oral English language communication skills. 
  • Must wear required personal protective equipment (PPE). 
  • Ability to work 8+ hour shifts, irregular and/or rotating shifts, including split days off (non-consecutive days off) and work nights, holidays and weekends (frequently required). 

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

Internal Title: Utility Person Sanitation 

Keywords: Sanitation Associate, Sanitation Worker, Warehouse Cleaner, Sanitation Technician 

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

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

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.