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Sanitation Team Member

Cypress Grove is one of America’s best-known and fastest-growing artisan cheese producers. We are proud of the joy our award-winning goat cheese brings to people, and that starts with the hardworking production staff who mix, shape, and package our cheese. It took a lot of dedicated, creative, and talented people to get where we are today and we are now seeking:

A Sanitation Team Member to keep our facility squeaky clean!

The Gig

The Sanitation Team Members are responsible for:

  • Maintaining a safe and sanitary production environment by the disassembly, pre-rinse, cleaning, rinsing, inspecting, assembling, and sanitizing of the production equipment and plant drains, floors, walls and ceilings.
  • Washing, sanitizing and drying of plant uniforms and PPE as well as general cleaning of common areas such as break rooms, office areas and restrooms.
  • Assisting the Curd Production Team by taking down hanging bags of curd


Don’t worry, some experience helps, but we offer a training program for the right candidate designed to make sure you have the skills needed to be a member of your team. You’ll know exactly what is expected of you and will have the support of your co-workers and supervisor. If you aren’t afraid to work hard and have a great attendance record and attitude, we’ll help with the rest.


We’ll be honest — it’s hard work, but it’s also fun and rewarding to be a member of one of our tight-knit teams and produce a product that makes people so happy! You can expect:

  • an environment which is colder and much more humid than you are used to.
  • to remain upright on wet concrete floors for your full shift, and to bend and reach objects below your waist and above your head.
  • to operate heavy equipment, occasionally use a computer keyboard and mouse, and operate other technical devices or machinery.
  • to regularly grasp and move objects up to 20 lb by yourself and up to 30 lb with help, and to occasionally grasp and move objects up to 50 lb with help.
  • to work with industrial strength cleaning chemicals while wearing protective gear.

The Ideal Candidate

We aren’t just looking for an employee — we are looking for a Grover! Cypress Grove is proud of our company culture which is based on being supportive and respectful with open communication. Do you have strong ethics, judgement, professionalism, adaptability, and dependability? Can you work and play hard? Are you always on time? Do you have the flexibility to learn new skills and chip in as needed? Are you flexible to work early shifts and some weekends and /or overtime?

WE KNEW THAT YOU WOULD, but do you also:

  • Already live in the Arcata, CA area? We need someone able to start right away!
  • Have experience working on a production line?

PREFERENCE will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience in sanitization of a food production facility

Show Me the Money

These positions are scheduled for Monday-Friday 12:00pm-8:30pm and start at $14/hour.

  • In the first 90 days you may earn up to a $1/hour increase.
  • A full benefits package, swag, and YES free cheese! See our main Careers page for more details.

It’s a Dream Come True…

So the job sounds made for you, now let’s find out if you are made for the job! Download and review our full job description and then click here to apply.

Positions are open until filled.

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