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Sanitation Technician Specialist (3rd shift) $19.13 + $2.75 SP
Nation Pizza and Foods
Job Location: Schaumburg, IL

Position Summary:

The Sanitation Specialist is responsible for individual equipment that is associated with the cleaning process in the production rooms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute plant sanitation tear down procedures, programs and regulatory requirements ensuring all plant equipment is clean and safe for production
  • Disassembles equipment according to the master sanitation schedule, by request to complete quarterly tear downs per HACCP, by request of production and as requested by management
  • Re-assembles equipment after it has been cleaned by employee and ensures it is operating to OEM standards
  • Ensures that all of the information is recorded on the required systems, report deviations to supervisor and management team.
  • Assists the supervisors and leads to coordinate the activities of individual departments.
  • Maintains sanitation equipment (i.e. foamers, magnets, chemical dispensing units) operational.
  • Monitor the chemical storage and dispense the appropriate concentration for cleaning activities
  • Operates production equipment (sauce tanks, CIP, mixers, sheeting lines, conveyors, proofers, and freezers, etc) to ensure proper cleanliness.
  • Acquire and maintain fall protection and power industrial equipment certification to clean evaporators and other equipment in elevated areas.
  • Follows sanitation processes and procedures as well as HACCP and safety programs.
  • Ensures that the sanitation and production equipment is inspected before and after cleaning.
  • Submits requests for repair of the equipment to the Manager or Superintendent.
  • Ensures that the sanitation of equipment, machinery and rooms in production are acceptable.
  • Provides feedback for repairs needed during non producing shifts.
  • Requests materials and/or equipment through the Manager or Superintendent as needed.
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed with attention to the highest standards for quality, safety and compliance with all appropriate legal and food safety requirements and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that all sanitation containers are properly labelled.
  • Ensures proper communication and assists in pre-ops and changeovers between shifts.
  • Suggests ways to control labor and supply costs as well as improve processes.
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed with attention to the highest standards for quality, safety and compliance with all appropriate legal and food safety requirements and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Follows all company policies & procedures as well as the GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness for an accident-free work place.
  • Reports any unsafe or hazardous work conditions or safety-related issues to Management.
  • Follows daily work instructions from the Manager and Superintendent and performs duties in a timely manner.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of working areas.
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Education, Skills and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Three (3) to six (6) months of related experience in a food manufacturing facility.

Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, LOTO, safety regulations
  • Ability to use scissor lifts, fork-lifts as needed to access equipment
  • Sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines; self-directed
  • Ability to work overtime, irregular hours or rotating shifts.
  • Ability to minimally speak and write in English.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to use tools and perform repairs as needed.
  • Ability to convey standard information in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Ability to take measurements appropriately.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to operate sanitation equipment.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment.
  • Bilingual preferred but not required

Organizational Structure:

The Sanitation Technician Specialist will report directly to the Sanitation Superintendent.


Average annual salary: $45,000 - $55,000/year which includes:

Hourly pay of $19.13/hour, based on experience

Overtime after 40 hours per week; average work week 40-50 hours per week

Opportunities for advancement positions


Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life) - 1st of the month following 60 days

PTO - 8 Personal after 60 days and begin earning additional PTO after 180 days of employment

  • 401K Saving and Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Work Schedule

5-day work week; Rotating

Work 10pm-6am or until the work is completed, typically 8-12 hours per day

Scheduled work days may include holidays, but will include holiday pay

Must be flexible with work schedule; scheduled work days/times can vary

Please apply by forwarding copy of resume or call Recruiting Department, 847-348-7179.


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