Quality Sanitation Technician-NIGHTS 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Company Name Edesia Nutrition (view profile)
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted March 14, 2023
Job Type Full-time



Edesia is a nonprofit, social enterprise on a mission to end malnutrition globally. Since we opened our doors in 2010 we have reached over 19 million children across 62 countries with the life-saving foods we make 24/7 here in Rhode Island in partnership with UNICEF, World Food Programme and USAID. Our dedicated team of over 130, hails from over 26 countries. Every day we work together to reach children caught in humanitarian crises all over the world and need mission-driven, energetic, passionate, problem solvers to join our team.


The Quality Sanitation Technician I is responsible for the implementation and execution of the company’s sanitation program. This role will ensure the company’s compliance to sanitation policies as established by both government and commercial regulations.


  • Perform moderate to heavy industrial cleaning and sanitation in production areas, including but not limited to: mopping, sweeping up debris, wiping down machines, cleaning walls, ceilings light fixtures, machinery/and or parts, and ceiling vents.
  • Follow and complete master sanitation verification records daily – understanding the tasks.
  • Follow and use proper zoned color-coded tools, per the facility color coded diagrams, as they relate to production and the facility.
  • Use cleaning and sanitation supplies & chemical inventories and report low inventories to the Supervisor.
  • Perform the transfer of all chemicals & disinfectants safely from 55-gallon drums to quart containers.
  • Perform checks on the pH value of the sanitizer prior to use when cleaning equipment in the washrooms.
  • Operate trash compactor, card board & super sac bailer systems.


    • High school education or GED equivalent.
    • Preferred--1-3 years of sanitation experience in a food production facility
    • Operational fluency of written and spoken English, ability to legibly and accurately complete work instructions.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work with limited supervision, work independently to complete multiple daily tasks
    • Ability to understand the use of sanitation chemicals
    • Self-motivated and detail oriented; observant of areas that require attention to cleaning
    • Ability to understand the use of the 3 Bay Sink SSOP for cleaning equipment
    • Team spirit – communicate & work well with others
    • Able to be trained and certified on using a pallet jack.
    • Willingness to work occasional overtime & weekends
  • Preferred:
    • Familiarity with GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), food safety and sanitation (i.e. HACCP, BRC, SQF)
    • Experience with Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s)


  • 80% of the position will be spent on the production floor of an industrial food manufacturing facility.  20% will be spent performing cleaning of common office areas.
  • Wearing of PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment) and following GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Lifting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks that are physical in nature.

The requirements described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply on our website: https://www.edesianutrition.org/