Nestle Sanitation Tech in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Title: Ice Cream Maker - Level 3

Department: Production Areas of Duty: Sanitation Technician

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Training Period: 3 Months

General Summary: A Sanitarian safely performs the functions required to successfully clean the lines, production equipment and facility on a routine basis to ensure the highest quality product is delivered to our consumers every day.

Actively participate in NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence) including participation in operational reviews and problem solving initiatives. Support and participate in NQMS (Nestle Quality Management Systems) activities and processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Safety: Conduct personal behaviors to ensure safety is the number one priority. Attend all safety trainings. Comply with all company safety policies and procedures. Troubleshoot unsafe conditions and take appropriate levels of corrective action. Take an active role to insure that human safety is never compromised. Use LOTO properly.

Quality & Food Safety: Comply with the Good Manufacturing Practices. Complete and document all sanitation quality checks (Kleanz worksheets, visual inspections, testing, titrations, etc ). Actively participate in preventing and correcting potential quality related issues. Active participation in food safety investigations. Other quality related tasks as necessary (environmental swabbing, etc.). Ensure safe handling and cleaning of allergen and non-GMO production equipment.

5-Behaviors: Actively participate in team meetings, committees and task forces. Meet expectation with regard to attendance and other guidelines.

Clean In Place (CIP): Understand basic CIP and sanitation theory. Conduct the steps required to insure an effective CIP of each circuit. Ensure correct chemical type and concentrations. Maintain all CIP systems in a like new state. Verify and document each CIP cycle. Troubleshoot and correct deviations in CIP system performance. Conduct daily cleaning as required.

Clean Out of Place (COP): Understand basic manual cleaning and sanitation theory. Operate the COP tank according to standard operating procedures. Follow the proper cleaning procedure for each piece of equipment. Protect and store cleaned equipment in accordance with plant 5-S practices to prevent contamination. Maintain COP tanks and area in like new condition.

Environmental Cleaning: Maintain CIP and COP areas in an inspection ready condition at all times. Follow the proper cleaning and sanitizing procedure for non-product contact surfaces and equipment. Monitor and take required corrective action to insure plant wide environmental micro counts are maintained at an acceptable level. Ensure Waste areas are properly maintained.

System Management: Complete daily CIP documentation. Help to ensure chemicals and supplies are maintained at the appropriate level. Help to maintain changeover parts storage areas. Help to maintain Sanitation SOPs. Maintains sanitary valves, pumps, and other equipment as required.

Update SHO boards, complete shift hand off at SHO boards

Participate and lead in GSTDs

Safely operate Powered Industrial Equipment, like Powered Walkies

Other duties as assigned.



High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)


One year of related experience preferred.


Possess verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, and follow instructions and correspondences. Ability to learn technical terminology.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

Demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude. Ability to troubleshoot equipment failure.

Ability to work well with others.

Basic computer skills.

Ability to make independent decisions.

Ability to plan and prioritize work.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; use hands to finger; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Operations, Nestle USA