Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Sanitation Associate



Vacaville, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Who We Are:
Founded in 2013, Thistle is a leading tech-enabled food and nutrition company that delivers ready-to-eat meals to your doorstep. We empower our customers to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. Thistle began as a single pop-up location in San Francisco, going from selling cold-pressed juices to delivering nearly 15 million delicious, healthy, plant-forward meals, organic cold-pressed juices, and snacks.
About the role:
Reporting to the Sanitation Supervisor, the Sanitation Associates perform routine sanitation tasks throughout our Vacaville facility.
The schedule for this role is an overnight shift of 12:15 am to 8:45 am

What you'll do

  • Responsible for cleaning a Thistle production facility and equipment following a Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS)
  • Understand and use a variety of sanitation chemicals to effectively complete assigned tasks
  • Recognize soil types and use proper chemicals for removal
  • Properly use all sanitation equipment safely
  • Recognize and differentiate PH levels for adjusting and neutralizing solutions

Food & equipment safety responsibilities

  • Protect product from contaminations while completing assigned tasks at all times
  • Ensure equipment cleaning is done correctly
  • Inspect equipment before and after cleaning for any possible contamination
  • Report any acts or conditions that may place our product at risk to management
  • Consistently learn and follow all current and new food and equipment safety rules
  • Follow lockout, tag out ("LOTO" procedures

What you'll bring

  • 1 - 3 years experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Mechanical aptitude with the capability to learn and follow instructions for disassembly and re-assembly of food processing equipment
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent safe work habits at all times
  • Experience with OSHA programs
  • Working knowledge of and experience with sanitation chemicals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment highly preferred
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed

Physical requirements

  • Must be able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds repetitively
  • Must be able to stand and sit for extended periods
  • Ability to work in temperatures that range from freezing to sub-freezing(coolers, freezers, etc.)
  • Must be able to push, pull, squat, bend, and reach repeatedly
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we do our best and most impactful work when we feel we are represented and belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.