1st Shift Sanitation Technician (Engineering)

Website AeroFarms

About the job

The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. At AeroFarms, we are on a mission to do just this, growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. As we scale to new locations around the world, we are seeking a Senior Scientist to join us as we take vertical farming to new heights for the planet and people everywhere.

We have:

  • An incredible ‘change-the-world’ company with the eyes of the world focused on our success
  • A team of motivated, intellectually curious individuals to support you
  • The backing of some very impressive firms like Goldman Sachs, IKEA, Prudential, and other leading venture funds

Under the direct supervision of farm management, the 1st Sanitation Technician is responsible for following routine farm tasks according to AeroFarms’ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • The sanitation worker is a member of a cleaning crew whose duties are to clean and sanitize food manufacturing plant to meet Quality Control and Bacterial Standards.
  • The cleaning crew is required to completely clean and sanitize the plant quickly and efficiently.
  • The sanitation worker is required to work in an environment that is wet, very cold, and undergoes extreme temperature changes, from very hot to very cold. Due to the changing environment, a worker must constantly be aware of the effects of these changes. The sanitation worker will also be working around large processing equipment in which chemicals will be used to complete the sanitation process.
  • The sanitation worker must be able to work as a team along with other members of the crew, under stressful conditions and be flexible and willing to perform varying tasks per the supervisor’s instructions and in accordance with all safety guidelines mandated by the employer.

Essential Functions:

  • Frequently lift/move hoses, equipment, chemical containers weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Assist in transporting heavy equipment with forklifts or other devices.
  • Wear employer-specified protective gear, including gloves, face/eye shields, aprons, boots, etc. some of which to be supplied by the employer).
  • Exposure to chemical cleaning solution (with protective gear).
  • Perform varying tasks while standing, lifting, bending, etc. during long periods.
  • Perform all tasks safely and in a manner that will not create or pose a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the sanitation worker or any other person.


  • Performs a variety of general and routine tasks with supervision.
  • All team members will have basic knowledge of tasks needed to be complete.
  • Functions as a utility team member.
  • Rotational weekend work


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak basic English
  • 6 months – 2 years of experience working within a food production and/or warehousing environment
  • Availability to work weekends is a must
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 75lbs.

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