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Sanitation and Custodial Technician

Role: Full-time

About Plenty

Plenty is on a mission to make fresh and clean fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone.  Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need.  Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this.  We are a collaborative and innovative bunch.  We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously.  We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way.  Most importantly, we are growing for a better tomorrow, today.

About the role

Plenty is looking for a Sanitation and Custodial Technician to join our Farm Operations team. The Farm Operations team ensures that our produce and work areas are food and worker safe. Your skills and training will be applied to a new and innovative indoor vertical farming environment growing and harvesting strawberries! This role is located onsite in our Chester, VA location.

What you'll do

  • Execute sanitation schedule: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Semi-Annual and Annually
  • Sanitize and clean machines and machine parts using chemicals, high pressure hoses, spraying and scrubbing
  • Reassemble machines as necessary
  • Sanitize plant floors, drains, walls, and shelves
  • Use of industrial chemicals as needed 
  • Perform record keeping and data tracking; responsible for completing the plant’s Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Collect and remove trash and recycling
  • Clean of shared work office spaces
  • Wear required and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • 100% adherence to all company established chemical, safety and cleaning policies, practices, and procedures
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Continuously improve the sanitation process
  • Comply with and follows company food safety and quality policies
  • Other duties as assigned. Schedules will be reviewed periodically and are subject to change based on business needs

What you'll bring to the table

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1+  years of related work experience maintaining and cleaning workspaces
  • Understanding of chemical safety and chemical handling procedures 
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently as well as with groups
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, including electronically
  • Ability to push and pull up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work occasional overtime and on weekends as needed
  • Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus

Type of role

Full-Time / Onsite

What we can offer 

  • Compensation: we’ll pay you a competitive wage on a biweekly basis, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K 
  • Health & well-being: we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits, along with support for your mental health through Spring Health and financial wellness through LearnLux. Plus pet insurance for your furry family members! 
  • Food: in-office snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together: learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, team lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment: we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your home internet and phone bills and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
  • Paid time off: we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we offer 2 weeks of paid time off + 6 days of paid sick leave per year + 2 days for floating holidays + holiday pay on holidays we observe
  • Parental leave: 12 weeks off for all eligible new parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition 

Food & Safety Requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • All applicants must be 18 years or older to apply