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Environmental Sanitor, Overnight, Deli – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29501BR
Department: Deli Kitchen
Working Hours: 9:00pm - 5:30am; Rotating days
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jul 02, 2024

$33 - 45k
Full Time - Regular


  • Cleaning and sanitizing smoke trucks (racks), large plastic combos, smoke sticks, baskets, garbage cans and other equipment as needed
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of coolers, storage rooms and docks, including floors and drains, and removal of processing waste and trash
  • Use dangerous/caustic chemicals while donning proper protective gear
  • Will push and pull heavy equipment continually during shift which includes, but is not limited to, transporting of racks, tubs, baskets, and combos and other equipment plant wide
  • Operate the automatic tree (rack) wash, hand jacks, electric pallet jacks, fork lifts, high lifts, floor scrubbers and other equipment as needed, once properly trained
  • Assisting all departments in all areas of the food plant as needed
  • Adhere to all safety and quality policies while on Publix property
  • Other duties assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds frequently
  • Ability to push roll equipment that weighs in excess of 650 pounds
  • Must possess general knowledge of machine operation with the ability to recognize problems when they occur
  • Must be able to bend/stoop squat down, etc.
  • Must be able to learn and perform all positions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be willing to attend forklift, pallet jack, floor scrubber and high lift training
  • Must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player)
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • Must be able to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • Must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • A commitment to Publix and our mission

Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks pay.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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