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Sanitation Lead



South Carolina, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

We’re on a journey to Grow the Future of Materials. How? By unlocking the unique properties of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Our patented technology, Fine Mycelium™, unleashes a new class of materials crafted from nature, engineered for performance, and built for a resilient future.We’re seeking passionate learners to join us in pioneering a materials revolution and creating an epic place to work. MycoWorks offers competitive equity and benefits programs to support the health, well-being, and financial empowerment of all our employees.We root our relationships with our partners and one another in our core values: Be Mycelial, Cultivate Quality, and Grow the Future, and we're committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

MycoWorks is seeking a Sanitation Lead to set up systems to ensure a sterile environment in our production facility. The candidate should have experience in sanitation within food, pharmaceutical, or mushroom cultivation industries. The role is crucial for maintaining cleanliness and sterility in our manufacturing plant.


  • Develop, implement, and manage sanitation protocols and procedures to maintain a sterile environment.
  • Provide guidance and develop technical expertise in appropriate personnel concerning sanitation and hygienic design and controls
  • Provide direction and support the daily management and work prioritization of sanitation responsibilities, coordinating with plant operations teams to incorporate sanitation requirements into daily activities
  • Collaborate with relevant departments to define sanitation activities and resources needed to ensure the completion of the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS). Audit MSS and complete RCA on any issues identified.
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits to ensure adherence to sanitation and safety regulations.
  • Manage inventory of sanitation supplies and ensure timely procurement.
  • Respond promptly to any sanitation-related issues or emergencies.
  • Monitor and document sanitation activities, maintaining accurate records and reports.
  • Develop and implement cleaning schedules for all areas of the facility.
  • Ensure proper handling and disposal of waste materials.
  • Work closely with quality assurance to ensure all products meet strict sanitation standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, or a related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a sanitation management role within food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, or similar industries.
  • Strong knowledge of sanitation standards, sterility protocols, and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with HACCP, GMP, and other relevant safety and sanitation standards.
  • Experience with cleaning and sanitizing equipment and facilities.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training programs for plant personnel.
  • Proficiency in maintaining detailed and accurate sanitation records.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess and improve sanitation processes.

Physical Requirements

Physical Demand


Stand or Sit (stationary position)

Frequently to Constantly

Walk (move/traverse)

Occasionally to Frequently

Dexterity (use hands/fingers to handle/feel)

Frequently to Constantly

Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance

Seldom to Occasionally

Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl

Seldom to Occasionally

Talk/Hear (communicate/convey/discern)

Frequently to Constantly

See (observe/identify/inspect/perceive/assess)

Frequently to Constantly

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull (move/transport/install/remove)

Up to 25 lbs, Occasionally to Frequently / Up to 50 lbs, Seldom to Occasionally

Exposure to Work Environments

Working near loud machinery, Occasionally to Frequently

MycoWorks offers world class benefits and compensation programs to support the health, well-being and financial empowerment of our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
  • Equity
  • Optional insurance coverage for partners and dependents
  • FSA Accounts
  • Free Personal Health Advocate
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays beyond the traditional
  • 401(k) program

MycoWorks may contact you via text message regarding your application for this or similar opportunities. You can always text STOP to opt out.

This employment is contingent upon receiving applicable background check results, including drug screening, that meet standards based upon the job duties and business necessity, as well as passing a degree or license verification required for the position.


In our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment, we recognize the importance of accommodating individual needs. If you require any specific accommodations during the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know. We are dedicated to facilitating a comfortable and accessible experience for all candidates, and will work with you to ensure your needs are met.