Utility - Sanitation in Columbus GA

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Hostess Brands
Utility - Sanitation
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Columbus GA
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Job Types:
Sanitation Technician
Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman's Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

As a part of the Utility - Sanitation team, you will be for ensuring the cleanliness and cleaning both processing and non processing equipment within the bakery and on the property. This could include but is not limited to windows, ceilings, restroom, break room, wash racks, cleaning equipment, lights, mixers, ovens, pans, etc.) You actions in this role will ensure product safety.

You must be able to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment, be able to communicate and work effectively in a team environment and be flexible in work assignments within the utility category. You must be able to follow both written and verbal instructions, safely and accurately complete assigned duties and maintain GMP standards.

You will also participate as a part of the Food Defense Team.


  • May clean floors, lights, walls, windows, ceilings, restrooms, break room, wash rack, equipment, e.g., mixer, oven, hand truck, in various areas of the plant.
  • Spot paint various areas within the plant.
  • Communicate with production staff regarding problems and cleaning frequency.
  • Clean processing and non-processing equipment, e.g., coolers, oven, etc.
  • Clean grounds, e.g., snow removal, weeds, tree trimming, police grounds, etc.
  • Dismantle machinery.
  • Discard waste and/or trash.
  • Resolve insect problems.
  • May perform other duties not listed.



Requires high school diploma, or equivalent (GED).
Prefer previous safety training is preferred


Manufacturing Environment


Although the physical requirements vary each day, the employee must have the ability to sit (5%), stand (40%), walk (10%), kneel/squat (20%) and bend (25%) for 12 hours. Ability to lift approximately up to a maximum of 50 pounds, approximately 4 times per day from floor to waist. Ability to reach from 10 inches approximately 2 hours per day, and up to 60 inches approximately 1 hour per day. Ability to climb stairs approximately 8 times per day, ladders approximately 1-2 times per day, and crawling approximately 3 to 4 times per week. Performs repetitive motion, using the hands and arms approximately 1 hour per day and the back (twisting) approximately 1 hour per day. Must be able to perform pushing/pulling of the upper body approximately 5 to 6 times per day and the whole body approximately 4 to 5 times per day. May push and pull trash carts weighing 500 lb, dough carts weighing 800 lb, portable equipment and catch pans weighing 500 lb. May walk on unprotected heights, catwalks, etc. occasionally every week. Cannot be afraid of heights. Must be in good physical condition.


Putty knife, buckets, rags, paper knife, broom, mop, dollies, hair net and hearing protection. Safety glasses and bump caps may also be used. Regular use of the company's time keeping system and limited use of a calculator, computer and process control sheets may be required.
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