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Smithfield Sanitation Lead in Las Vegas, Nevada

Your Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, enthusiastic leader with a desire to guide teams in achieving established goals and is interested in producing good food, responsibly for families across America? Then join one of the country’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!

In Operations, you would be on the front-line of the business; overseeing production, tracking product yields, and making necessary adjustments. Ensuring that safety and USDA health standards are met throughout all steps of the manufacturing process. You would be a key player in upholding the trusted quality in which Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous, and our other brands are known to possess.

The Sanitation Lead is involved in all aspects of wet and dry cleaning the entire facility. Performs a variety of support tasks such as assisting Sanitation Supervisor with the assignment, scheduling, and organization ofsanitationcrews. Performs training as needed.Identifies and helps develop problem solving strategies in coordination with management. Receives general direction from Supervisor. Assists Sanitation Supervisor intrain and enforce quality and sanitation operating procedures, ensuring all plant operations conform to overall company policies and procedures, and meet the goals and expectations of plant facility operations. train and enforce quality and sanitation operating procedures, ensuring all plant operations conform to overall company policies and procedures, and meet the goals and expectations of plant facility operations.

Core Responsibilities

  • Follow SOPs and the Master Sanitation Schedule to ensure the cleaning and sanitizing of equipment, production areas, and general welfare areas

  • Ensure superior sanitation of equipment and facility at all times.

  • Help with special cleaning projects and troubleshooting of any issue

  • Train Sanitation employees on proper cleaning techniques, safe efficient uses of sanitation products and equipment, and safe procedures.

  • Assist the Sanitation Supervisor with overseeing and development of other sanitation workers, and their completion of sanitation activities

  • Assist in training plant employees assigned to cleaning activities or who perform cleaning activities as part of their normal job duties on proper cleaning techniques and procedures including production employees as necessary

  • Maintain detailed procedures and SSOPs for all plant equipment and facility areas

  • Maintain compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations as well as all food safety policies and procedures

  • Assist with completion of all sanitation related paperwork

  • Ensure and demand a high level of safety and environmental awareness.

  • Recommend measures for continuous improvement

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


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 may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum of two years experience in food manufacturing quality or related industry.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Education and related work experience may be considered in lieu of HS Diploma.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, in oral and written form in English with multiple levels in the organization.

  • Ability to operate personal computers and utilize applicable software.

  • Ability to work third shift and weekends, as required.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and achieve effective time management.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.

  • Sense of urgency & ability to meet deadlines; self-directed.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands 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.

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods.

  • Requires bending, stooping, reaching up, and lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • Possible exposure to chemicals requiring special clothing or safety equipment.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-NV-Las Vegas



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Shift2nd Shift