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Sanitation Shift Relief Operator, AM, Bakery – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29257BR
Department: LAK Bakery
Working Hours: rotating days and hours
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2024

$40 - 55k
Full Time - Regular


  • Performing the functions of each position throughout the department to cover for planned and unplanned absences and relief for breaks
  • Providing work direction to associates in the sanitation department
  • Serving as a positive role model for all associates
  • Participating in setup and cleanup activities as required for production
  • Cleaning complex production equipment and surrounding environment
  • Operating CIP systems and taking chemical concentrations
  • Performing certain tasks assigned by the Department Manager and Utility Trainer during their absence
  • Promoting Good Manufacturing Practices and safety in the department
  • Performing required sanitation preventative maintenance tasks
  • Completing all necessary paperwork required by the position and
  • Other duties as 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
  • Must be able to push/pull heavy equipment (tubs, bins, combos, racks) weighing in excess of 650 pounds
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and industrial cleaners
  • Must obtain license and operate forklift
  • Must be willing to attend forklift, pallet jack, floor scrubber and high lift training
  • Must have the ability to be assertive
  • Must have basic mechanical skills
  • Must be able to bend/stoop squat down, etc.
  • Must be able to understand and demonstrate all Lock Out/Tag Out procedures
  • Must possess general knowledge of machine operation
  • Must be able to use creative thinking for troubleshooting
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • 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.


  • 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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