Sanitation Lead - West

Date: 10 Feb 2024

Location: Whitehall, WI, US, 54773

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Summary: Qualified applicants must be able to perform all tasks noted below in a busy environment with limited supervision. From time to time, you may be required to work other shifts or be temporarily moved to other departments in the plant. Must also be prepared for any related duties Ornua (within reason) assigned by the Supervisor or Management.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean equipment and work areas, to include the laboratory, production and all other areas assigned using chemical cleaning solutions, hand tools and pressurized sanitation equipment.
  • Inspect sanitation work and follow up as appropriate to ensure that all operating and sanitation standards have been met to ensure a safe and effective on time start of production and processing equipment.
  • Perform duties following all good manufacturing practices (GMP’s) including food, equipment, and operating safety requirements/Lockout-Tagout.
  • Complete all necessary cleaning and workplace sanitation requirements.
  • Flexible to support work in all areas as needed.
  • Record production information in a tablet, computer or by hand.
  • Attend all required company training.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Safety, Food Safety and Food Quality.
  • Required to fully comply with Quality Management System Policies and Procedures and Food Safety Management requirements.
  • Effectively communicate with Management regarding Equipment issues, Food Safety issues, Quality issues, Safety issues and sanitation processes and procedures that need review. 
  • Assist in inventory of chemicals, cleaning supplies and parts required.
  • Discuss the differences with the team.
  • Responsible for mentoring and training of new hires.
  • Discuss the differences with the team.
  • Responsible for mentoring and training of new hires.
  • Forklift Certified

Required Skills and Abilities:

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years previous sanitation experience required; with experience in Food and Beverage industry preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds consistently.
  • Stand for extended periods of time.
  • Vision including the ability to read and have distance and peripheral vision.
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting
  • Reaching
  • Bending
  • Lifting
  • Climb ramps or stairs
  • Push/pull
  • Sitting

Required Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Hearing protection
  • Bump cap
  • Hair net
  • Uniform
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety shoes
  • Gloves

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Knives
  • Markers, pens
  • I-Pad

Environmental Conditions

  • Lab and General manufacturing environment
  • Withstanding extreme hot and cold temperatures
  • Perform all tasks in a busy environment with limited supervision



  • Benefits starting day one
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (with 4 different plans to choose from)
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Paid Breaks (Production roles for full 40-hour week)
  • 80 hrs of PTO (incremented over time)
  • 401k with up to 4% company match
  • Employee Assist Program
  • Refer a Friend bonus
  • Various company events
  • Paid parental leave
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Short-term and long-term disability – paid by the company
  • Basic Life Insurance – paid by the company
  • 9 paid holidays



Nearest Major Market: Eau Claire