Sanitation Technician


West Columbia, SC, US, 29172

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



As a member of the Sanitation Department, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that our plant and grounds are clean and safe for everyone. You’ll handle the day-to-day functions of the sanitation department, making sure that our facilities are checked and cleaned daily. You’ll work with a team of dedicated professionals to consistently produce positive sanitation results that exceed our customers’ expectations. Are you ready to join us in this exciting opportunity?



  • Pre-rinse, wash, and sanitize equipment per company standards.  

  • Visually inspect other equipment sanitor’s work and complete sanitation checklist following each wash. 

  • Work directly with the sanitation manager and quality control technician to correct cleaning deficiencies that may exist after the inspection 

  • Keep the area clean and organized 

  • Understanding and use of cleaning chemicals.  Aspects include safety, measurements, and applications of the chemical. 

  • Set up line and all equipment to company standards prior to a production run. 

  • Responsible for establishing priorities and working independently without direct supervision. 

  • Follow AIB (American Institute of Baking) guidelines 

  • Understand and follow hazard analysis and critical control points, (HACCP) and good manufacturing practices (GMP). 

  • Apply basic math principles as they relate to product usage and dilution rates  

  • Follow safety rules as it relates to Personal protective equipment (PPE)  

  • Follow all safety and food safety policies and procedures.  

  • Clean and Sanitize Baking /batching/ingredient prep equipment which includes but is not limited to: Pots and pans 

  • Clean all types of surfaces, from many different positions and angles. For example, underneath, in-between, above, or inside. 

  • Understand and Perform tasks that require equipment safety, lockout/ tag out, and properly covering moisture-sensitive equipment tightly 

  • Properly Clean and Sanitize all equipment and surfaces in designated production areas 

  • All other duties as assigned 



  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of manufacturing experience is required.

  • Food manufacturing experience is preferred


Shift: 1st


Food Allergen Warning: This facility routinely handles food ingredients that are known to cause allergies to certain individuals. Our products may also contain or come in contact with these food allergens: dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, and peanuts.


Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.