Sanitation Technician | Des Moines, IA | Papa Johns

Sanitation Technician


The Sanitation Team Member is responsible for safely cleaning and sanitizing QCC equipment and other basic cleaning throughout the Quality Control Center (QCC). The tentative schedule for this position will be 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Pay up to $20/hr.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Properly perform lockout/tagout procedures by identifying the energy sources to deenergize and isolate, prior to cleaning and/or sanitizing. without supervision.
  • Adhere to personal safety practices that meet OSHA & Papa John's international standards to assure a safe environment for yourself and others without supervision.
  • Wash, rinse and sanitize all QCC equipment.
  • Perform general housekeeping for the Quality Control Center, as requested.
  • Operate floor maintenance equipment to clean carpets and other flooring.
  • Use cleaning chemicals and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in a safe and proper manner, in accordance with GMP's and company safety procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and complete sanitation records.
  • Notify management of safety and food safety hazards found within the trailers or QCC.
  • Operate forklift/aerial lift/scissors lift and complete associated work permits prior to use.
  • Cross train and run production equipment as business needs arise, including tray wash and Denester operations.
  • Assist other departments as needed.

What are some perks?

  • Take advantage of our Dough & Degrees program! We'll pay 100% of tuition for undergraduate and graduate online degree programs through our partner universities for eligible team members.
  • Hourly Team Member monthly bonus
  • Paid Time Off
  • Recognition for a job well done with a monthly awards and pizza day. (MMM. Pizza.)
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Working with great people in a smaller environment
  • Affordable health insurance options - just ask for details!
  • Uniforms are provided


  • Ability to read and/or understand written and/or verbal policy, instruction and direction in English required.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to operate floor maintenance equipment, including floor scrubbers
  • Working knowledge of SDS (Safety Data Sheets)
  • Ability to use basic hand tools


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Housekeeping, custodial, sanitation experience preferred


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to use hands repetitively, stand, walk, grasp firmly/strongly and/or simply/lightly with hands, and use fine finger dexterity. The team member is frequently required to bend over, twist, reach above shoulder level, crouch or stoop, kneel, repetitively use feet, and use head and neck in a twisting or static motion and to look up and/or down, and lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Occasionally, the team member is required to sit, climb, balance, push and/or pull, and lift and/or move over 61 pounds.


Essential functions are performed in a distribution/manufacturing environment and in accordance with PJ Food Service safety policies/guidelines. Exposure to extreme heat and cold. Exposure to high noise levels. Will work in high traffic area and may work at elevated heights.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.