Sanitation Associate

Number of employees


San Francisco, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-23

Category: food

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

About the company:

Wildtype isn’t plant-based, farmed-raised, or wild-caught. We're making  cultivated seafood, starting with sushi-grade salmon. 

About Wildtype

Wildtype is on a mission to create the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on the planet, starting with sushi-grade salmon. We’re pioneering cellular agriculture to protect wild species and our oceans, and to reverse trends of global food insecurity. Wildtype will provide consumers with a new option for real seafood that provides the same nutritional benefits as the most pristine wild-caught fish, without common contaminants such as mercury, microplastics, antibiotics, or pesticides.

We were founded in 2016 by Aryé Elfenbein, a cardiologist and molecular biologist, and Justin Kolbeck (CEO), a former US diplomat who served in Pakistan and Afghanistan, in an effort to solve one of the world’s biggest problems: how to feed a growing population without stripping the earth of its natural resources and biodiversity. Investors include L Catterton, Jeff Bezos, Spark Capital, CRV, Temasek, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition, among others. 

Come join us in transforming our food system for good!

Your work at Wildtype 

  • Cleans and sanitizes food processing equipment, floors, walls in production area
  • Sweep, scrub, and wax floors as required in production area
  • Clean sinks, drains, and other sanitary stations in production area 
  • Maintain cleanliness such as exterior of walk-in refrigeration, vent hood system, hand wash sinks, kitchen ice machine, exterior walls of bioreactors, according to assigned procedures and schedule in production area
  • Mix and use chemicals related to cleaning and sanitizing equipment in production area
  • Continually meet assigned production standards in production area
  • Proceeds with duties by following several standardized procedures and may refer to leadership if problems arise
  • Replenish tissue, towels, soap, and other sanitary stations
  • Organize, stock, and maintain consumables for break rooms and janitorial products
  • Remove and dispose trash, recycling, and compost from all spaces
  • Perform any other janitorial work necessary in connection with office, lab and plant operations
  • Minimal maintenance of the outside grounds (emptying trash, clearing the front/back yard as necessary)
  • Conduct weekly inventory of supplies and equipment needed to maintain sanitation
  • As time permits, wash walls and windows
  • Maintains records, files, and processes single documents in accordance with GMPs and good documentation principles
  • As needed cleanliness of warehouse and utility area will require operation of an industrial sweeper and scrubber to keep the warehouse and utility area floors free of dust

What you bring to Wildtype

  • High school diploma or GED is desirable and 1 year directly related experience
  • 1-3 years experience is preferred
  • Must have ability to communicate with others in a courteous and helpful way
  • Must be able to respond to inquiries or complaints from colleagues
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Hours will be flexible based on candidate with the ability to work off shift hours  

Additional Requirements

  • Required to wear protective clothing and personal protective equipment as well as local gowning as required by procedure
  • Will be required to stand for prolonged periods

What we’ll teach you

  • We will train you on what we expect completed in our GMP facility 
  • We will train you on proper documentation (SOPs, checklist, etc)
  • We will make sure that you have the proper training for all assigned tasks
  • How to work with a fast-moving, interdisciplinary team working at the leading edge of numerous highly technical fields

Impact plan 

  • Within 1 month will be familiar with all our current occupied buildings 
  • Within 3 months will have a detailed schedule for servicing all our buildings, we will have a checklist developed to ensure all items and services are consistently being serviced
  • Within 6 months we expect to have a firm schedule, SOPs and detailed use inventory of supplies used.
  • Within 12 months we expect to have metrics in place to determine when additional support is needed.
Compensation range is listed below, in addition we offer 90th percentile equity.

Location: This position is an onsite role based in San Francisco.
Compensation (per hour)
$23$28 USD


To learn more about Wildtype and see our newest updates, check out our blog! 

Wildtype is committed to building a diverse workplace spanning multiple dimensions including race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, and veteran status.

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