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Assistant Sanitation Lead

Category: Entry Level Professionals

Is Full Time: Yes




Based in Wheeling, WV, the Ziegenfelder Company is a private, family owned frozen novelty manufacturer that focuses solely on producing the highest quality frozen ice novelties, commonly referred to as twin pops. We are the largest manufacturer of twin pops in the country with production facilities in Wheeling, WV; Chino, CA; and Denver, CO. 

The Ziegenfelder Company has produced steady and significant double-digit growth year over year for the past 15 years while growing our tribe from 60 employees in one facility with three production lines to over 300 employees across three facilities and 12 production lines.  Core to our success has always been making the highest quality, best tasting products in the market and selling them to valued customers at the best possible price.  The Ziegenfelder Company owns and produces the brand Budget Saver, as well as, licensed and private labeled products for premiere retailers, such as The Kroger Co., Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Walmart.  24/7 operations in our three facilities, generates over 2.5 million pops per day.

Ziegenfelder’s growth and success is clearly due to our dedicated tribe.  We value integrity, creativity and innovation, and are committed to positively impacting our workforce and the communities in which we live and work.


Growing together and revolutionizing our company to bring smiles to every home in America.


Making people smile with really cool treats


Think Tribe First

Win by Always doing the Right Thing

Inspire Each Other

Nurture our Zieggy Economy

Serve Others & Safety First

Essential Functions

A Ziegenfelder Assistant Sanitation Lead is responsible for: 

  • Provides leadership, direction, and communication with sanitation and operations team, while performing and assisting with sanitation duties.
  • Ensures proper completion and thorough cleaning of production equipment as outlined in the master sanitation program to ensure production of a quality product.
  • Creates a safe working environment for personnel working in sanitation, production and supporting departments.
  • Maintains and updates chemical safety procedure, Safety Data Sheets and SSOP’s as needed.
  • Ensures and oversees that daily sanitation of all production lines and the general janitorial needs for the restrooms and break rooms of the facility are completed.
  • Manages and conducts inventory of sanitation supplies.
  • Ensures the proper and consistent preparation or mixing of chemicals.
  • Review and improve the effectiveness of the sanitation program on an annual basis.
  • Partner and execute cleaning verification and validation programs to prove effectiveness of sanitation program.
  • Partner with department leaders on implementation of process improvement.
  • Ability to have frequent changes of tasks, using different techniques and/or procedures, with possible variances in working conditions and physical demands.
  • Adheres to all GMP(Safety) practices by following safe workplace policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that’s all sanitation documents are properly completed.
  • Coach, develop, set expectations, and objectives with our sanitation tribe.
  • Follows all GMP and SQF procedures and practices for food safety and quality needs of the factory.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience required.
  • 3+ years of sanitation experience; preferably in food manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years leadership experience
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Detail oriented and multi-tasker
  • Self-starter with ability to manage time

Physical Abilities

  • Standing up to 8 hours per day.
  • Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, reaching, and push/pull frequently during a shift.
  • Visual acuity to perform tasks.
  • Ability to stay focused, on task at hand to finish in a timely manner.
  • May have some repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, fingers or grasping.
  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.
  • May need to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 30 lbs. of force frequently, and up to 10 lbs. of force constantly.

Working Conditions

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment
  • Ability to work in cold, hot and wet environments.
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions