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Sanitation Associate

South Park, WA | Other
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Charlie’s Produce - Who We Are


Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. The secret to our 40 years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth.


Charlie's provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. And our newest benefit offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and the dependent children of our employees after 1 year! 


CP Fresh is a subsidiary of Charlie’s Produce that opened in 2016 and is a food processing facility located in South Park. We expanded a new kitchen line of specialty items like ready to eat fruits and vegetables, sandwiches, and dips, and many more.


Charlie’s Produce Total Compensation Package includes:

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • 90 day potential performance-based raise
  • Yearly review with possibility of increase based on performance and tenure
  • We recognize and reward hard work and commitment. Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Robust employee assistance program
  • Paid time off and paid holidays, pre-tax commuter benefits, and free street parking
  • Employer-covered College Program
  • Coverage under State Sick Leave
  • 401(k) available
  • Health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision


The Role

Sanitation Associates are responsible for cleaning an industrial kitchen and food processing facility. This position requires worker to perform any combination of the following tasks to maintain sanitary work area of food production facility: Cleans floor of production area, by removing garbage, moving floor mats, picking up food items, and tearing empty cardboard boxes. 



Essential Responsibilities Include, and Are Not Limited To:

  • Oversee and assist with removal of compost throughout the day
  • Maintaining the overall cleaning of the production facility, warehouse, breakroom and bathrooms.
  • Comprehension of Approved Chemicals and SDS Sheets
  • Ensures entire plant is clean, sanitized and free of all product residue and debris.
  • Strives to prevent accidents by following proper chemical and workplace safety practices
  • Report all equipment issues to Maintenance
  • Maintain records that are used to verify cleaning
  • Drive a forklift (Training will be provided)





Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • Must be able to safely use a ladder
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Ability to work in a wet/cold environment (less than 40F)
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in Equipment Sanitation
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and to prioritize activities
  • Report all Safety and Quality Issues

Supplemental Information

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with the information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As an essential employer and key contributor to our community’s food distribution chain, we will follow all state and federal guidelines on vaccination mandates, allowing for an accommodation for those that qualify.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters SEATTLE, WA
  • Size 1,000 - 3,000
  • Founded 1978
  • Type
  • Revenue $200M - $500M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About charlie's produce

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