Sanitation Associates

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2023


B Crew: Monday-Wednesday 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM and Thursday 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM ($19.00/hour)

C Crew: Thursday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Friday-Sunday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM ($19.50/hour)

D Crew: Thursday 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM and Friday-Sunday 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM ($20.00/hour)

Semi-annual wage increases and performance reviews.

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

We are looking for dependable, hardworking, positive team players! Reporting to the Sanitation Manager, the Sanitation Associate will use their knowledge and understanding of sanitation policies and procedures to help maintain an egg-tastic environment for our crew and eggs! You will be part of the amazing team who cleans the work areas, machinery, and material to ensure that the plant is ready and safe for food processing. You play a critical role in verifying that all the equipment is clean and sanitized.

What You'll Do

  • Follow all Vital Farms policies, procedures, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP'S) while working in alignment with all regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Report any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Operate sanitation equipment and safely handle chemicals.
  • Ensure facility cleanliness by cleaning spills, processing areas, entrances, facilities, and break room.
  • Support GMP initiatives by cleaning and stocking footbaths and hand washing stations.
  • Manage egg washer water changes, run CIP circuits, and assist in cleaning processing equipment.
  • Titrate chemicals and ensure appropriate levels on chemical mixing stations dispensers, material washers, and CIP circuits.
  • Maintains egg waste accordingly utilizing the Egg Press equipment, in accordance with SOP.
  • Regularly audit equipment and supplies and communicate any replacement or reorder needs.
  • Operate lab equipment and perform testing in a timely manner to prevent downtime/processing delays.
  • Obtain certification to operate a forklift or pallet jack
  • Help with special projects and other duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table

  • MUST be able to work one of our 12-hour shift schedules
  • 1 year of work sanitation, janitorial, or housekeeping experience
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow specific instructions
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English for safety and quality reasons
  • Able to frequently lift and / or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time
  • Good manual dexterity working with hands to reach, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Able to work safely in an environment where regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Able to work safely in an environment when exposed to wet conditions
  • Must have good math and computer skills.
  • Able to work without direct supervision.

What We Bring to the Table

  • Great pay & benefits
  • Benefits include medical, vision, dental, and life
  • 4-hour paid time off accrual every paycheck
  • 3% 401k contribution starting on day
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth
  • Weekly crew lunch & snacks
  • Dedication to your safety at work
  • Free eggs & butter
  • Friends & family discounts
  • Fun team swag
  • Air-conditioned facility with lots of natural light
  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Work in a mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .