Founded in 1965, KanPak(r) LLC began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.

KanPak continued to grow and expand, creating some of the most successful new product introductions in the foodservice industry.

In 2011, Golden State Foods became partners in KanPak China, with the combined companies continuing to expand their product offering and bring on new customers in China and throughout Asia. This success culminated in 2013 with Golden State Foods acquiring controlling interest in KanPak LLC, and eventually acquiring the balance of KanPak LLC in 2016 with KanPak LLC becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden State Foods.

The newest addition to the KanPak facility line-up is in Penn Yan, NY. Acquired in December of 2014, the plant has liquid aseptic processing as well as yogurt capabilities, and provides a second North American facility to service the North East region.

Our Creed & Values are behind everything we do at Golden State Foods. These aren’t just words, they aren’t just a mission statement, they are a way of living, a way of doing business, and a reflection of the positive change that we would like to see in the world. 


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First Shift Lead Sanitation- Food Manufacturing

Penn Yan, New York | Full Time
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Job Description
KanPak® is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best beverage, yogurt and dessert solutions. Aseptic technology is at the heart of many products we create, allowing all KanPak® products to ship and store without refrigeration for up to 12 months, but it’s our state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing capabilities and exceptional customer service that really set us apart from competitors.  
Coffee beverages, creamers, yogurt, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages – no matter what kind of product you’re looking for, we can deliver. Our aseptic processing and packaging makes our solutions more convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly.
We are seeking an energetic, skilled professional Lead Sanitation Technician  in our food processing facility in Penn Yan, NY with integrity and attention to detail.

SHIFT:  1st shift (with flexibility to cover another shift for up to 2 week intervals)
Pay: $15.00 (shift differential would apply if working an off-shift)


Sanitation is responsible for all activities involved in maintaining the cleanliness and food safe environment of the facility, surrounding area and equipment.

Primary Objectives:

  • Coordinate GSF Quality activities and operations to meet objective for quality, food safety, regulatory compliances, cost, safety and customer satisfaction at KanPak
  • Participate in formulating and administering division’s short and long range goals and objectives for business growth
  • Comply with KanPak policies & Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as well as state and federal law to ensure food safety and food defense in plant.
  • Comply with SOP’s.
  • Prepare for state, federal and customer inspections.
  • Disassemble and reassemble equipment to remove all remnants of product in machines and surrounding area.
  • Clean and sanitize walls, shelves, racks conveyor belts, floors and all other equipment and machinery in production rooms.
  • Properly handle products, use equipment, keep accurate logs and follow sanitation practices in accordance with food safety guidelines.
  • Communicate potential issues, concerns, or risks with supervisor to achieve resolution.
  • Consistently works with chemicals on a daily basis, must wear proper PPE while handling Chemicals.
  • Perform related duties as required. Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.


Skills & Requirements


  • High School / GED required
  • 1 year of experience in the Manufacturing Industry.  Food Manufacturing preferred.
  • Solid employment history required 

Work environment: Will be required to spend the majority of time on his or her feet as work typically includes prolonged standing and walking in a fast-paced environment. Typical motions include repetitive hand and arm movements, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, crouching and kneeling. Responsible for moving and lifting an average of 10-20 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of greater than 50 pounds. May be exposed to various allergens. Work takes place indoors near hot equipment and requires the safe and proper handling of cleaning equipment and supplies, including chemicals and hand tool. This position requires working at elevated heights and using motorized equipment such as a pallet jack, forklift, or scissors lift (training will be provided).

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

Applicants only; No Recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.i