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Natural Grocers Sanitation QA Technician Lead in Golden, Colorado

Overview

Job Summary

The Food Safety Sanitation Lead Technician position is a working lead responsible for overseeing and assisting with timely cleaning of production equipment, parts, utensils, and other areas of the Natural Grocers Distribution Center. This position will be responsible for following Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and GMPs, and for ensuring the sanitation team does the same. The FS Sanitation Lead Technician will be required to train new employees in the department; ensure duties are completed on time to keep production on schedule; perform post clean inspections; maintain inventory of sanitation supplies; participate in facility audits; and complete all required documentation

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Familiar with bulk production schedules and product change-overs requiring immediate attention to machines

  • Knowledge of different types of bagging systems used, equipment change parts per machine, and the product setup requirements

  • Disassembles, cleans and reassembles production machines and related equipment to keep production on schedule

  • Performs post-sanitation inspections of production equipment

  • Ensures containers, tubs and utensils are cleaned and ready for production

  • Maintains sanitation logs of equipment and any other daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules

  • Operates baler for recycling of cardboard and plastic

  • Operates floor scrubber, pallet jack, and scissor lift equipment as needed

  • Maintains dust control in the production areas

  • Performs all duties in compliance with company SSOPs

  • Keeps grounds free of litter and debris

  • Assists QA with any sanitation or food safety related duties

Lead Responsibilities

  • Coordinates work schedules, assigns tasks, and schedules all daily and weekly sanitation duties

  • Provides training of sanitation employees

  • Assists with creating work instructions for disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of production equipment, including proper storage of equipment and parts

  • Verifies all sanitation duties are completed on schedule and recorded accurately; files documentation with QA department

  • Documents and logs inventory and usage of sanitation cleaning supplies; reports to manager for timely re-ordering of supplies

  • Reports all non-conformities in processes to supervisor/manager; assists in corrective and preventive actions by providing feedback to supervisors

  • Ensures all tasks are done in a safe manner

  • Participates on the Food Defense Team as part of the Food Safety Program

    Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Must be able to attain level 3 certifications in GMP and food safety

  • 1 to 2 years of experience in food production sanitation required

  • Minimum 1 year team lead or supervisor experience required

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices in food production required

  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and concisely required

  • Strong communication skills to work with various members of staff and management

  • Able to work in different seasonal climates and temperature changes

  • Flexible to schedule changes

  • Forklift experience preferred

  • Excellent attention to detail and able to meet all deadlines

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs., repetitive lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion

  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on an occasional basis

  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed

  • Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body

  • Must be able to walk and stand for at least 90% of the time

(Leave Here)This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Store Support Center manager that might not be listed in this job description.

Check off on a scale of N-C what is physically and environmentally required to perform the daily tasks and job duties.

Physical Demands: N = Never

Key for Physical Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

F = Frequent; 34-66% of time

C = Constant; 67-100% of time

Activity

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Push/Pull:

Walk

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10 lbs or less

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15 lbs or less

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Sit

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11-20 lbs

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16-30 lbs

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Stand

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21-50 lbs

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31-50 lbs

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Fine motor manipulations

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51-100 lbs

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51-100 lbs

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Gripping

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100+ lbs

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Squat/kneel

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Bend

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Drive:

Computer:

Twist/turn

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Manual

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Data entry

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Crawl/Climb

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Automatic

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Use of mouse

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Reach outward

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Reach above chest

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Environmental Demands: N = Never

Key for Environmental Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

F = Frequent; 34-75% of time C = Constant; 76-100% of time

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outside work

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sharp tools/equipment

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chemicals

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cold

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noise

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dust/fumes

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heat

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contact stress

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vibration

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wet/humid

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heights

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congested worksite

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I have reviewedthis job description and have determined that it accurately reflects the position.

Manager Signature Date Crew Member Signature Date

Benefits

Here’s an overview of the benefits we offer our good4u Crew to help ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your family, now and well into the future:

All Crew Members

  • Birthday Bonus Pay

  • Vitamin Bucks (up to $2,080 earned as store credit annually)

  • Holiday Pay for 5 Holidays – Stores Closed

  • Paid Time Off (sick days and vacation) that Increases with Tenure

  • Paid Nutrition Education

  • good4u Crew Member Discount

  • {N}power Program (customer appreciation and rewards program)

  • Regular, Scheduled Pay Increases

  • Advancement Opportunities and Career Development

  • Health and Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Referral Program

Full-Time Crew Members (30+ hours/week)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Medical Leave (through company paid short-term disability insurance)

  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Benefits Including Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan (401k) with discretionary Company Match

  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Match

Diversity Statement

At the heart of Natural Grocers' commitment to our community and crew is this belief: All people should be empowered to experience health and wellbeing! We cannot be true to this conviction without honoring diversity and cultivating inclusion throughout every aspect of our organization.

At Natural Grocers, we honor our differences, embrace diversity, and cultivate inclusion because both individual and societal health are rooted in these principles. Our Crew is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and age but also in cultural backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas. Celebrating our diversity refreshes, expands, and shapes our perspective, energizing our mission of equitable access to health and wellness for all. We welcome everyone who would like to join us in this mission, with gratitude for the unique life experience each person brings to the table. We’re committed to nurturing an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion in which our Crew can continue to thrive.

Min

USD $19.00/Hr.

Max

USD $33.38/Hr.

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LocationUS-CO-Golden

CategoryDistribution Center

Job ID2021-16274

Address4403 Table Mt Dr

RateUSD $19.00/Hr.

Rate MaxUSD $33.38/Hr.

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