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  • Posted: 8 May 2024
  • Manufacturing
  • Chatsworth
  • United States
  • On-site
  • USD 23.00-23.00

About the job

At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams. We are currently looking to hire a Sanitor based in our Chatsworth, California manufacturing plant! In this role, you will be responsible for conducting production equipment cleaning, chemical handling, building and grounds upkeep. In this role you will support company goals, processes and procedures to ensure highest quality products are produced in a thoroughly clean environment. 


Danone North America additionally offers a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options. 


The base compensation for this position is $23.00 per hour and is eligible for overtime. This is a unionized role based on site and the work schedule is as follows (subject to availability): 

  • First Shift (Days): 2:00 am – 10:00 am (Monday – Friday with occasional Saturday) 

  • Second Shift (Afternoon): 1:15 pm – 9:45 pm (Monday – Friday with occasional Saturday) 

  • Third Shift (Nights): 9:00 pm – 5:30 am (Monday – Friday with occasional Saturday) 

In this role, you will be responsible for the following  

  • Work safely, as well as report and assist in mitigating all safety concerns 

  • Comprehend and support plant/corporate protocols and programs, as well as facility systems, including informational/operational/management systems 

  • Communicate effectively with other departments, management, and employees including notifying appropriate teams when problems and/or concerns arise 

  • Work independently or within a team, with and without supervision 

  • Perform industrial sanitation tasks in keeping with a continual audit ready status 

  • Ability to assemble and disassemble equipment safely and properly 

  • Ability to handle cleaning chemicals safely and properly 

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to ensure that all job functions are completed thoroughly in a timely manner 

  • Facilitate, attend and participate in team meetings and programs 

  • Ensure all documentation (written or electronic) is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format and completed with all required information 

  • Anticipate problems/conflicts, problem-solve, and react 

  • Monitor, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair related equipment without assistance 

  • Attend and practice all required training 

  • Utilize root cause analysis thought process, maintain a proactive approach, and support sustainable solutions 

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, actively participate in identifying and correcting opportunities to improve processes including participation in the creation and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions, the creation and maintenance of preventative maintenance standards, the writing of One Point Lessons, and participation in continuous improvement methodology events 

  • Follow HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices and 5S methodology to maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area, maintaining audit ready status at all times 

  • Actively participate in Pillar activities (i.e., Quality, Food Safety, Focused Improvement, Safety, etc.) including but not limited to observations, inspections, documentation, and recommendations. 

  • Supports plant production needs and priorities to achieve plant goals 

  • Assist, train, and coach employees. 

  • Comply with all regulations, policies, and procedures (i.e., Safety, Quality, Food Safety) 

  • All other duties as assigned or become evident 



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 


Nothing in this job description restricts Danone North America rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time. 


Danone North America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all aspects of the employment relationship.  Danone North America is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 




Physical Demands: 

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. 


The employee must regularly lift ad/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  


Work Environment 

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. 


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 


About you

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 6 – 9 months experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required is acceptable
  • Must have good working knowledge of C.I.P. systems and chemicals used in cleaning
  • Good working knowledge of C.I.P. systems and chemicals used in cleaning
  • Lock/Tag Out License
  • OSHA Forklift license

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corpsin the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU. 


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf