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Sanitation Specialist

Fulfillment Operations
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About Blue Apron:

Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just getting started to the experienced chef. We send millions of meals to customers with all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home.  We introduce our members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally-inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare. We make fresher, healthier food available at better prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back to the farm.

About the Role

We’re looking for a Sanitation Specialist (Team Lead) in our Fulfillment Center to indirectly oversee a team of 25+ full-time Sanitation Associates. This position will be located in our new Linden fulfillment center.


  • Provide hands-on supervision over the entire sanitation process, under the direction of the Sanitation Manager
  • Organizes and distributes tasks of sanitation process to maintain the MSS 
  • Makes recommendations as to what is needed, such as parts, chemicals, training, etc.  
  • Helps develop, train, update, improve current SSOP
  • Follows and teaches Company Safety regulations such as LOTO, HAZCOM, PPE
  • Follows and monitors Company GMP standards for Food Manufacturing Facilities
  • Monitor the performance of all FS/ Sanitation employees that includes but is not limited to: efficiencies of the work performed; labor hours of employees; and assisting in the creation of weekly work schedules
  • With the assistance of the Sanitation Supervisor and Training Manager write, teach, follow, access SSOP for the Department and in cases works with other departments to help in the continuous improvement of on-going improvement programs
  • Ensure compliance to the Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Enforce company rules applying them in a fair and equitable manner
  • Perform other related cleaning tasks as directed
  • Maintain all equipment in good working order
  • Maintain work area clean, and in safe condition at all times
  • Recognize and report any situation that could affect the safety of an employee
  • Oversees the removal, replacement, and dismantling of plant equipment and machinery
  • Organizes and distributes tasks, such as docks, plant roof, sanitation rooms, ingredients room, parking lots and trash hoppers
  • Monitor supplies and parts as needed, which includes daily and weekly inventories and ensure minimum and max levels of chemicals and supplies
  • Monitor and direct the 3 Tub Sink and FS Sanitation employees
  • Attend safety and quality training sessions
  • Responsible for reporting accidents within 24 hours to management
  • Drives a forklift, scissor lift when needed
  • Making sure that all the sanitation technicians are following the procedure in compliance with the sanitation and pest control programs.

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in the sanitation department of a food manufacturing facility
  • Previous Sanitation Lead experience preferred
  • Previous experience with Forklift, Electric Jack, Scissor lift, COP, CIP &MSS
  • Clear and concise communicator, verbal and written
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check and drug screen upon offer
  • Must be able to work weekends, overtime and holidays as required

Essential Job Functions
  • Must be able to bend and lift up to 49 pounds repetitively with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Exposure to temperatures that range from freezing to sub-freezing (coolers, freezers, etc.) with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able to push, pull, squat, bend, and reach above and below shoulders; repetitive use of hands with or without reasonable accommodation

Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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