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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.

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We work closely with employment agencies to hire temporary associates for several entry-level positions in our manufacturing facilities. We work with Adecco for our Lakeland facilities, and Randstad in Atlanta. Feel free to visit their sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. As a temporary hire, you could eventually be eligible for full-time employment if a position is available.