You know our brands, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Boursin, Kaukauna, Merkts and Price's, which elicit smiles across America. They are daring, responsible and deliver dairy goodness. As you imagine, this mindset is contagious! Bel Brands USA is part of an international family company, which has led an ambitious growth strategy for 150 years and is today the world's third largest branded cheese company. If like our 12,000 employees globally, you want to have an impact in an entrepreneurial and demanding company, and share smiles around the world, dare to live the Bel experience!Be you. Be ambitious. Be Bel.Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 10 years in a row. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.Job Description SummaryThe Sanitation Agent must make sure that all equipment and parts are clean and sanitized for the next production day. Must monitor day to day pre-operational swabbing for microbiology.Essential Duties and Responsibilities+ Must attend chemical safety classes.+ Must have the ability to obtain Forklift certification.+ Change jumpers correctly before and after CIPs are ran.+ Run CIP for spray balls, Curd tank, Whey lines, Curd lines and Curd Pipe (monitor chart).+ Run CIP on whey Pasteurizer (Whey Press).+ Manually clean and sanitize Mini vats and knives.+ Clean and sanitize Volma machines, conveyors, 2 mold machine and 8 mold machine.+ Remove Volma tubes to clean out cheese, replace tubes for CIP and pull tubes back out after CIP and soak.+ Clean and sanitize floors, walls, presses, Delidder machine and belts as assigned.+ Clean and sanitize tables, chairs, stools, bowls and pans. Clean and sanitize the walls and floor of the acidification floor.+ Clean the de-molding machine, rubbing machine, table, conveyors and floors in the de-molding room.+ Clean and sanitize floors, walls, and conveyors from demolder to back side of new washer.+ Run CIP on Demold Equipment.+ Disassemble, clean and sanitize wax machine and reassemble for production+ Disassemble, clean and sanitize wrapper machine and reassemble for production.+ Clean and sanitize tables, chairs, stools, bowls and pans.+ Drain and clean out tray washer and fill it back up.+ Drain and clean cold water conveyor, screens and filters.+ Clean and sanitize cheese cooler and CIP, AQP Last day of production week.+ Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.+ Follows all Safety Rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others.+ Follows all food safety procedures.+ Follows all environmental protocols as applicable to job to prevent pollution to air, land, or water.+ Follows all sanitation procedures and work instructions.+ Follows all continuous improvement actions and rules and best practices.+ Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.Qualifications and CompetenciesMinimum education and experience required:+ Ability to understand oral and written instructions relating to sanitation operations.+ Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as a material lifting/moving hoist and hand-truck hydraulic material handling device. + Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent.+ Ability to understand oral and written instructions relating to Sanitation operations.+ Ability to function as a team member and contribute to group goals.Performance ExpectationsQuality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; ability to gain the trust and respect of management, coworkers and brokers; maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with other employees is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the department.Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, climb 10+ foot ladder or balance and use hands to touch objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to reach above shoulders and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds while performing sanitation duties. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee frequently works in hot, wet, humid conditions, near moving mechanical parts and in proximity to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.Working ConditionsWork is performed largely in a manufacturing environment. Hours of work will generally be at least 40 hours a week. At times there will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines and other concerns.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Protective EquipmentEmployees must wear safety glasses, slip resistant steel toe safety footwear, protective gloves, a hair net, Tyvex apron, ear protection, Face shield, and rain suit as required.Bel Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Bel Brands also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Bel Brand's policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.Bel Brands is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation or assistance in using the website, please call ~~~.If you think that this job is for you, please click now on the button "Apply".