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Sanitation Operator

Publix Associate

Sanitation Operators ensure that production equipment at Publix manufacturing facilities is clean and ready for use.

How to Apply


  • Assembles and disassembles production equipment for cleaning.
  • Ensures that cleaning chemicals for equipment are used and disposed of safely.
  • Ensures that USDA and Publix standards are maintained while cleaning production equipment such as injector and flume systems.
  • Ensures that no damage is done to electrical wiring and control panels during cleaning.
  • Cleans environmental locations beyond production equipment.
  • Operates floor scrubbers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • General knowledge of machine operation.
  • Ability to use industrial-strength chemicals.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate all lock out/tag out procedures.
  • Ability to push or pull heavy equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in line with good manufacturing practices (GMP).
  • Ability to demonstrate safe working habits.
  • Ability to work in a wet and slippery environment with temperatures ranging from 40 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work any shift, including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours.
  • Ability to assist team members in other areas.
  • Ability to perform steady, productive work for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work well with others and be an effective team member.
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Publix works closely with employment agencies in our operating areas to hire temporary associates for entry level positions throughout our manufacturing facilities. Adecco provides support primarily for our Lakeland facilities and Randstad provides support primarily for our Atlanta facilities. Please visit these sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. Temporary associates may be eligible to apply for full-time positions, if available.

If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

After you've applied, visit our Applicant Resources section for helpful interview tips and more.

*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.