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Working As A Sanitation Worker

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $22,150

    Average Salary

What Does A Sanitation Worker Do At Tyson Foods

* Cleans and sanitizes food processing equipment and facilities clean grounds, trash disposal, chemical dispensing, clean around plant as necessary follows Tyson USDA sanitation safety specifications requirements.
* Wears required PPE.
* Works in temperatures of extreme hot cold, high humidity, slippery and uneven surfaces, some above ground level elevated surfaces.
* Measure, mix and handle chemicals from bulk storage containers identifies, reports, communicates areas, equipment and other related items requiring non-routine attention.
* Fills all dispensers, foamers, and hairnets

What Does A Sanitation Worker Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Follows Sanitation Cleaning Schedule and notifies manager of any deviations.
* Remove trash daily, including outside patio.
* Takes recycling to the recycling bin.
* Compact cardboard and trash as needed.
* Cleans warehouse, washrooms and production areas
* Communicates need for major repairs or additions to lighting to appropriate manager.
* Responds in a timely fashion to sanitation requests.
* Completes cleaning logs daily for each area of responsibility
* Keeps outside surrounding areas clean and free of debris and trash.
* Cleaning brutes and pallets at determined frequencies

What Does A Sanitation Worker Do At CSM Bakery Solutions

* Set up, operation and cleaning/sanitizing of various pneumatic, mechanical and electrical processing equipment in cross-functional areas of the plant.
* Cleaning, sanitizing and taking apart and assembling equipment according to company procedures.
* Cleans processing equipment, overhead pipes, and conveyors
* Scrubs processing tanks and kettles.
* Starts C
* I.P. pumps to force cleaning solution through production machinery, piping, or kettles.
* Cleans floors with mop and electrical scrubber.
* Operates industrial truck to transport materials within plant.
* Cleans and changes screens and filters.
* Trained and certified to use cleaning chemicals according to guidelines and in a safe manner.
* Follow all safety procedures and participate in safety training.
* Maintain safe and efficient use of equipment, tools, and person.
* Report any injury or
* accident immediately to supervisory and/or any unsafe condition.
* Supports food safety, quality and legality.
* Support, and comply with all quality management systems, continuous improvement programs, food safety, employee safety, preventative maintenance
* programs.
* Support and comply with GMP’s
* Participate in PPI initiatives.
* Follow all company policies and procedures.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Sanitation Worker Do At NYU Medical Center

* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Attends meetings and in-services for utility/tray assembly employees
* Assures management of attendance at meetings and in-services by signing attendance sheets.
* Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of materials and instructions given.
* Participates actively in group discussions.
* Assures special cleaning in production areas are complete
* Always use clean mops, rails, and designated cleaning materials and follows cleaning procedure.
* Maintains clean, organized refrigerator, freezer, and food bank.
* Always pays attention to corners, under equipment, and refrigerator vents.
* Assures pots, pans, fryers, skillets, broilers and griddles are properly clean and returned to proper working condition or location.
* Maintains a neat and sanitary work area throughout the scheduled working period
* Sets up assigned workstation (e.g. dish room, pot washing area, and kitchen), collects supplies and equipment needed to complete duties; and operates sanitation equipment correctly.
* Collects and strips trays from tray conveyor, patient trucks, or busing carts.
* Cleans, sorts, racks, and stores trays, dishes, glassware, hot water/coffee, and flatware according to established departmental procedures.
* Washes, rinses, and sanitizes pots, pans, utensils, and other equipment according to departmental procedures.
* Completes special cleaning duties as assigned by area supervisor
* Disposes of trash properly and removes from food service area; cleans and sanitizes garbage receptacles thoroughly.
* Sweeps and mops floors at the end of shift and throughout service hours.
* Leaves work area clean and sanitary at end of each shift.
* Returns cleaning equipment and chemicals to storage closet

What Does A Sanitation Worker Do At Wells Dairy Inc.

* Participates in the disassembly and assembly of general manufacturing equipment for cleaning and sanitation purposes.
* Is responsible for adhering to all safe work procedures and practices of safety.
* Communicates safety, quality, delivery, and cost ideas and improvements when noticed during the completion of sanitation processes.
* Adhere to applicable Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
* Is responsible for personal development by utilizing all company provided training, resources, programs and experts.
* Execute general sanitation cleaning duties based on company documented processes and procedures (SOP's, Standard Work, Etc.)
* Communicate CI ideas and suggestions when noticed during the completion of sanitation processes.
* Individual contributions through daily work that impact team metrics relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.
* Communicate effectively, appropriately, and respectfully with each member of the organization.
* Emphasizes the values of trust, integrity and respect during all communications within the organization.
* Must be available to work Monday
* Sunday with 1
* days off a week.
* Hours worked are 10:00 A
* M.
* P.M.
* Pay is $13
* an hour with a raise to $14
* an hour after 30 days.
* Qualifications
* High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
* Previous sanitation experience preferred.
* Must be able to communicate effectively and follow detailed instructions.
* Must be a team player, capable of working alone.
* If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, to be considered for an interview you must complete an online application at

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How To Become A Sanitation Worker

Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job. Formal education is not required.


Janitors and building cleaners do not need any formal educational credential. However, high school courses in shop can be helpful for jobs involving repair work.


Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job. Beginners typically work with a more experienced janitor, learning how to use and maintain equipment such as vacuums, floor buffers, and other tools. On the job, they also learn how to repair minor electrical and plumbing problems.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification is available through the Building Service Contractors Association International, the International Executive Housekeepers Association, and ISSA—The International Sanitary Supply Association. Certification can demonstrate competence and may make applicants more appealing to employers.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Janitors and building cleaners should get along well with their supervisors, other cleaners, and the people who live or work in the buildings they clean.

Mechanical skills. Janitors and building cleaners should understand general building operations. They should be able to make routine repairs, such as repairing leaky faucets. 

Physical stamina. Janitors and building cleaners spend most of their workday on their feet, operating cleaning equipment and lifting and moving supplies or tools. As a result, they should have good physical stamina.

Physical strength. Janitors and building cleaners often must lift and move cleaning materials and heavy equipment. Cases of liquid cleaner and trash receptacles, for example, can be very heavy, so workers should be strong enough to lift them without injuring their back.

Time-management skills. Janitors and building cleaners should be able to plan and complete tasks in a timely manner.

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Sanitation Worker Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Dakota

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Shona

  • Carrier

  • Polish

  • Thai

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Top Sanitation Worker Skills

  1. Safety Standards
  2. Usda
  3. Clean Machines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Clean area around an accidental waste spill, ensuring adherence to all applicable safety standards and policies.
  • Walked with USDA on their morning inspection, when supervisors were dealing with other issues.
  • Clean machines with a high pressure hose.
  • Ride the riding Pallet Jack and Forklift to transport different items such as disposal items, product, etc.
  • Clean bathrooms and offices, vacuum, paint certain areas of building, run scrubber machine, light maintenance.

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