Sanitation Operator, Overnight, Deli Kitchen – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 24920BR
Department: Deli Kitchen
Date Posted: Jun 08, 2023

$37 - 52k


  • Assemble and disassemble equipment
  • Dispense and use chemicals safely
  • Clean all production equipment to include: injector systems, flume systems, etc. to meet USDA standards
  • Maintain standard operating procedures at an exceptional level
  • Ensure the prevention of damage when cleaning equipment, including electrical wiring and control panels
  • Applying various chemicals on different equipment as well as environmental locations
  • Operating and maintaining floor scrubbers and
  • Others duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds frequently
  • Willing to attend forklift, pallet jack, floor scrubber and high lift training
  • Must be acceptable to change
  • Must be able to use industrial strength chemicals
  • Must be able to understand and demonstrate all Lock Out/Tag Out procedures
  • Ability to push roll equipment that weighs in excess of 650 pounds
  • Must possess general knowledge of machine operation with the ability to recognize problems when they occur
  • Must be able to bend/stoop squat down, etc.
  • Must be able to learn and perform all positions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player)
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • Must be able to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • Must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • A commitment to Publix and our mission


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

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