General information

All posting locations: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 28-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80886

Description & Requirements

Sanitation – 1st Shift


Kraft Heinz – Cedar Rapids

4601 C Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Plant Overview:

  • 3-Shift Operation

  • Non- Union Facility with approximately 200 hourly staff members which are a mix of temporary and full-time associates.

  • 100% Food Service, 4 bag soup lines, 1 tub line, 18 Kettles, 5 Filling lines, and 4 packaging lines.

  • Products include Frozen Soups and Macaroni & Cheese

Company History:  Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids started as Ashby Soups and was originated in the mid 1980’s by Jamie and Shannon Ashby, along with their mother, using family held recipes for many kinds of soups. In the 1990s’ the name was changed to Quality Chef Foods. Heinz acquired Quality Chef foods in the mid 2000’s. In 2015 Kraft and Heinz merged to become Kraft Heinz as we know it today.

Community Overview:

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area is known as the cultural corridor.  There is always something to do, a site to visit or a show to see! Also, from Cedar Rapids there is an easy commute, great school communities, low crime rates and bike friendly. Cost of living ratio great.  Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, a dynamic art scene, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. You’ll find that Cedar Rapids offers one of the best places to live, work and play in the Midwest.

More information on Cedar Rapids, IA can be found at:

Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.?  This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference! Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids is looking for candidates that want to make great soups!

To keep the Production areas of the plant clean and sanitary as regulated by OSHA.  This to include, but not limited to, the spice room, prep rooms, blanch room, cook areas, filler areas, trash compactor area, and around dumpsters.  General pick up along the path to and from dumpster.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Pre-wash, wash, sanitize, post wash equipment as needed

  • Clean all equipment in parts carts utilizing COP Tank

  • Inspect Parts carts to ensure all parts are in correct location

  • Empty trash cans through designated areas and keep all areas free from debris Dry pick of floors in production areas as needed

  • Wash pallets

  • Inspect drains to remove full baskets and ensure the baskets are replaced properly

  • Conduct Titration Chemical concentration of COP wash solutions

  • MSS Scheduled Cleanings

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be detail-oriented and possess good organizational skills

  • Understand the use and types of chemicals allowed to use on each piece of equipment

  • Understand instructions, sanitizing steps inspecting for clean

  • Pre rinse, wash, post and sanitize procedures

  • Understand Microseism organism, bacteria, yeast, mold, protozoa and viruses.

  • Must have basic knowledge in equipment care and maintenance.

  • Must be able to perform well under stress

  • Working conditions include extremes of hot and cold temperatures

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to work independently and with others.

  • Responsible for following all Food Safety Policies and Safety Procedures.

  • Responsible for Q-RMP standards implementation as defined by the accountability list document

  • Employees will follow all safety protocols and perform their job responsibilities in a safe manner. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Successful candidates must have the willingness to:

Always perform to the highest level of competence.  Cooperate as a team.  Be open, especially with information and knowledge.  Trust and be trustworthy.  Respect others – customers, suppliers, colleagues – and yourself.  Be accountable for one’s actions.

Work Schedule:

1st Shift - 6:00am-6:30pm - Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical.

  • Dental.

  • Vision.

  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc.

  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.

  • Pay Rate: $19.58

  • Start earning PTO at hire, generous

  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plan- BONUS PLAN

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact