A sanitation worker has an important role within the food and beverage industry as they must ensure that a very high standard of cleanliness is maintained every day.

An average day for a sanitation worker may include the cleaning and sanitizing of specialized equipment and machines such as pipes conveyors, tanks, and kettles. Additionally, they may be responsible for cleaning floors and moving materials with a truck.

A sanitation worker should be certified for the use of certain cleaning chemicals, and trained in the safe use of various pieces of equipment and related cleaning tools.