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Entry Level Food Safety Sanitor/Janitor - Topeka, KS

The J. M. Smucker Company

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Work in a variety of areas, in production and packaging, to produce product for the company and support Food Safety/Sanitation initiatives in the Topeka, KS facility. This position will be responsible for contributing to the production of product and to maintain sanitation levels as set by company standard and the Food Safety Plan.


  • Follow all company Safety Rules and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
  • Produce high quality products in a safe and healthful manner
  • Assigned shift attendance is required
  • To work in all areas of production and packaging, as assigned, which includes operating, being in close proximity to and crossing platforms over machinery
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Safety operate powered industrial equipment and conduct daily safety inspections
  • Emphasis on sanitation/cleaning
  • Requires Knowledge of chemical application and lockout/tagout
  • Clean and sanitize food production areas using brooms, shovels, squeegees, scrapers, cloths, vacuums, air-guns, foaming sprayers, mops and necessary chemicals.
  • Clean and sanitize totes, brooms, shovels, and other equipment.
  • Inspect and fill footbaths, hand-soap, and hand-sanitizers.
  • Clean floors using floor scrubbers.
  • Document cleaning and sanitation task completion in the Master Cleaning and Sanitation Schedules
  • Janitorial work as assigned, including cleaning restrooms, vacuuming, mopping, and restocking supplies
  • Maintain forklift and floor jacks
  • Other tasks as required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position.

  • Must be able to report to work on time and to work the entire scheduled work period or shift. Timely and regular attendance is required.
  • Must be able to successfully handle and manage stress.
  • Accustomed to and able to work in a high-volume, fast-pace, complex and busy environment.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to act. A “can-do” mindset and attitude is a must.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to work additional hours when workload, deadlines, production requirements, shift coverage or overtime demand it of the role.
  • Consummate team player attitude of sharing and helping others. Must be able to interact positively, professionally and in cooperation with others.


High-school degree or equivalent is required.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, GMP's and general instructions. Good communication skills are required.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out both oral and written instructions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and lift. The employee is required to stand and walk at minimum 70% of the time.
  • The employee must be able to work 8 or 12 hour shifts, with the flexibility to work additional planned or unplanned hours, as business needs.
  • The employees must occasionally lift/push/pull or carry up to fifty (50) pounds, and should be able to lift 30-35 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • The employee must be able to squat or kneel and to bend on a frequent basis.
  • The employee must be able to work in a cold (40-50 degree) environment.
  • The employee must be able to tolerate exposure to flour and yeast materials.
  • The employee must be able to climb steps and vertical ladders 10ft high on a frequent basis.


Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without a reasonable accommodation.


The work environments characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hot in summer, cold in winter

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.



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