ARYZTA   San Leandro, CA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 8, 2021


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Job Description




Under the direct supervision of the Sanitation Manager, Sanitation Foreperson and/or Production Shift Supervisor. Responsible for all cleaning of soiled supplies and equipment used in the production process.  All buildings (administration, production, distribution) must be maintained according to department health codes.  May perform other duties as required.



  • Maintains all buildings by washing walls, ceilings, overheads, floors, removing trash and disinfects equipment according to master cleaning. May operate tray / rack washers, washer extractors and dryers.
  • Visually inspect equipment and complete sanitation checklist following each wash.
  • Performs maintenance cleaning on tray washer, washer extractor and dryer.
  • Oversees storage of all cleaning supplies and disinfecting equipment and supplies as instructed.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required by the Manager or Supervisor.
  • Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture.
  • Visually inspect other equipment sanitor’s work and complete sanitation checklist following each wash.
  • Work directly with sanitation manager and quality control technician to correct deficiencies that may exist after inspection.
  • Set up line and equipment to company standards prior to production run.
  • Participates on company training sessions on all safety topics, work instruction, cleaning procedures, Quality standards, Company and Quality policies.
  • Follow AIB (American Institute of Baking) guidelines.
  • Understand and follow hazard analysis and critical control points, (HACCP) and good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Operates Sanitation Cleaning equipment such as but not limited to: Floor scrubbers, vacuum cleaner, industrial vacuums, scissor Lift, Pressure washers, steam cleaners, buffing machines and all-purpose cleaner.
  • Understanding and use of cleaning chemicals.
  • Responsible for maintaining supplies such as paper products for bathrooms and towel dispensers in all buildings.
  • Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately.
  • Overtime hours, including working different shift and weekends may be required based on work demand. Employee must be flexible with these hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Perform work tasks in harmony with peers.

Written Communication - Writes numbers legibly.

Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

Flexibility - Is able to move from one task to another task with ease.

Dependability - Follows written and oral instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time.

Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. Able to execute job tasks with minimal supervision.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.



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.



Must have good command of the English language, both written and verbal.



Ability to do simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to write numbers legibly.  Apply basic math principles as they relate to product usage and dilution rates.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



No computer skills are required.



No certifications or licenses are required.



Performs housekeeping and maintenance tasks to keep work stations cleaned, organized and safe. These include but are not limited to: a) wiping and washing equipment and tools, b) scraping, mopping of floors, c) trash removal.



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.


Standing, Walking

These functions require the employee to be standing or walking 100% of the time.


Lifting, Carrying, Twisting, Bending and Stooping

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must frequently push; pull manual or automated pallet jacks and other equipment. With the aid of co-workers, the employee is occasionally expected to push, pull equipment and racks on wheels up to 75 to 1,500 pounds approximately 15 to 520 feet. Frequent flexing, extending and turning of the neck and head are required.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Ability to adjust focus.


Handling, Fingering, Feeling

Hand and finger movement is required frequently to wash, clean, launder and store supplies.


Exposure to Temperature Changes

This occurs frequently when cleaning the walk in coolers or when using hot water while performing washing activities.


Seeing, Speaking, Hearing

This position requires an employee to have adequate communicating and observational skills due to the operation of rack washer, washer extractor and dryers. These requirements are for the safety of the employee and co-workers.  These requirements are also necessary for counting activities, collecting and distributing tools and supplies to staff and communicating with co-workers.


Head, Neck Movement

Frequent flexing, extending and turning the neck is required.


Required Experience


  • High School diploma / GED desired or equivalent years of experience
  • Previous experience in a baking environment preferred


Job Location

San Leandro, California, United States
Position Type

14490 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA
Passion for Good Food

Our Leading Bakery Brands
Our leading bakery brands include La Brea Bakery, Otis Spunkmeyer, Cloverhill, Oakrun Farm Bakery, and Gourmet Baker.

Who are we
At ARYZTA, our vision is a shared one. Together, we build the future and enjoy the benefits of our success.

Our Culture

We are committed to attracting, engaging, and retaining the best people in the industry.  We embrace diversity of our workforce as one of the strengths of our organization, building strong work teams and supporting different opinions and word styles.

Our Employees Model Our Company Values

At ARYZTA, our vision is a shared one.  Together, we build the future and enjoy to benefits of our success.  And giving back to the local community is a product of this success.  At ARYZTA, we love where we work, we think you will too.

Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.