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NOW Foods NOW Foods Sanitation Associate - 2nd Shift in Sparks, Nevada

NOW Foods Sanitation Associate - 2nd Shift

Location:Plant (Sparks,NV)

Department:Processing

Description

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968,NOW Foodshas grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance. NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more! Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in Chicago TWELVEyears in a row, and on the National LevelSIXyears in a row! NOW Foods currently holds EDAWN's 2019 Employees First-Large Award, and has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visitnowfoods.com, like us on Facebook atfacebook.com/nowfoodsofficial, or follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/NOWFoodsor on Instagram atinstagram.com/nowfoodsofficial.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working the2nd Shift (2:45 PM - 11:15 PM), theSanitation Associateis responsible for the cleaning and sanitization of product-contact parts, utensils and equipment used in the manufacture of dietary supplements at the Sparks facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepares cleaning and sanitizing solutions, as per standard operating procedures.

  • Cleans and sanitizes product-contact parts, utensils and equipment, as per standard operating procedures.

  • Maintains the wash stations and wash room, as per standard operating procedures.

  • Reports damaged product-contact parts, utensils and/or equipment to a supervisor.

  • Complies with all safety and cGMP requirements.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

  • Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures.

  • Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved.

  • Assists with communicating safety information to new employees.

  • Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; ascend and/or descend stairs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise and/or place:

  • Up to 10 lbs. from ground level and hold weight overhead; return weight to starting position.

  • Tighten and/or loosen a standard torque wrench up to 50 ft./lbs.

  • Up to 33 lbs. from 5 inches off ground and raise to 47 inches and then return 33 lbs. to original position.

  • Up to 60 lbs. from 31 inch shelf and 2-hand carry for up to 5 ft. and then return 60 lbs. to 31 inch surface.

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 frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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