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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Sanitation Lead Person (2nd. Shift)

Operations Production


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Michael Foods, Inc. is leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.

We have the honor and responsibility of working in food – a critical infrastructure industry during this time of global crisis. We are working around the clock to keep inventory flowing to our retailers and to help feed the world. We are hiring at many of our manufacturing facilities; this is a great opportunity for those who are now available due to hours being cut at their regular job or being sent home from college temporarily.


Keeps equipment and working areas in processing department clean and orderly by leading the sanitation crew as they perform the following duties.

Sign On Bonus is paid $500 after 90 days of employment and $500 after 180 days.



    1. Assists in training of all sanitation personnel in assigned department. Assists supervisor in updating training for existing personnel whenever equipment changes are instituted or new procedures are implemented.
    2. Helps in providing for a safe work environment for all personnel. Also helps ensure that all production and sanitation complies with food safety standards.
    3. Works with supervisor to help maintain sanitation standards of facility.
    4. Assigns work tasks to department personnel.
    5. Assists with pre-op inspections.
    6. Assists with safety audits.
    7. Monitor and assist with Pasteurization of eggs.
    8. Monitor and assist in all duties of cleaning and sanitizing facility.
    9. Monitor and perform temperature checks on tanks and silos.
    10. Perform weekly MSS compliance
    11. Handle shell truck responsibilities
    12. Monitor performance of Sanitation technicians assuring the following of written SSOPs.
    13. Perform routine maintenance functions as well as assist mechanic with other duties when needed.
    14. Operate safely powered industrial vehicles.
    15. Does extraneous checks in required areas.
    16. Helps maintain control records related to processing, including but not limited to production records, sanitation records and safety inspections
    17. Maintains effective working relationship between members of department and other areas.
    18. Continually monitors lines for quality product and notifies all appropriate personnel if discrepancy is found.
    19. Follows all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements and safety procedures
    20. Follows all GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) “washing hands, etc.” throughout the day.
    21. Follows SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), SSOP (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) and keeps records updated.
    22. Follows USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) regulations and guidelines
    23. Monitors processing equipment on a continual basis to maintain proper production standards.
    24. Reports and fills out work orders on maintenance issues as they relate to productivity, sanitation, food safety, quality and human safety to maintenance.
    25. Encourages suggestions from employees which will improve productivity, quality or control cost of production or sanitation.
    26. Maintains accurate downtime records and daily shift report of all equipment in assigned area.
    27. Completes daily paperwork such as SAP (System Applications Product in Data Processing).
    28. Assures that all paperwork is properly completed and signed off as verification.
    29. Adheres to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
    30. Actively participate in and promote our safety culture by following safe work practices and adhering to all safety policies and procedures. Responsible for reporting all incidents, accidents and observations of unsafe acts or conditions.
    31. Adheres to all safety polices and procedures.
    32. Performs other duties as assigned.



A High School diploma or general education degree (GED) or to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. The ability to write simple correspondence. The ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.


The ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. The ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.


The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. The ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



  1. Ability to consistently follow safety and quality rules and procedures
  2. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  3. Must have good communication skills.
  4. Self-motivated and a willingness to learn.
  5. Must have basic math skills.
  6. Must be able to train new employees.
  7. Must be able to work overtime and weekends.
  8. Must have basic computer skills (Excel, Word, etc)
  9. Ability to analyze problems and find solutions.
  10. Ability to communicate in English (both written and verbal).
  11. Ability to obtain forklift operator License.
  12. Ability to obtain First Aid/CPR training
  13. Ability to work weekends, holidays and overtime an needed.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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