Plant Sanitarian
Mead Johnson Nutrition 45 reviews - Zeeland, MI

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Maintains the Plant Master Sanitation Plan to cover MJ manufacturing facility-including production, warehouses, utilities, engineering and dispensing area and plant perimeter.

Provides leadership and guidance in directing effort to improve, maintain, and validate sanitation practices and procedures.

Collaborates with quality to establish and maintain environmental monitoring program for plant, warehouse and adjoining areas.

Lead investigation of environmental monitoring results including follow up and corrective action for recurring events, conducts regular inspections and audits ,and recommends correcting unsanitary condition and poorly designed equipment and layout.

Participate on a cross functional team to prevent and investigate all micro related issues in in- process and finished goods and environmental monitoring.

Establishes and reviews current plant zoning policy and recommends ways to prevent physical and microbial product contamination.

Directs pest control programs for the plant.

Evaluates and approves cleaning accessories and disinfectants used in sanitation procedures.

Audits cleaning systems and procedures for compliance and fcontinuous improvement.

Facilitates training and updates for plant personnel on sanitation, CGMP, and hygiene programs.

Initiates and updates cleaning protocols and other micro-related control programs.

Defines scope of work and establishes standards and measure of cleaning effectiveness for third party janitorial services for the plant.

Collaborates with various departments in specifying and improving design of machines and equipment to comply with Hygienic Engineering Design standards.

Monitors equipment, building and grounds for routine maintenance/repairs for compliance to GMP and hygiene engineering design.

Conducts GMP audit on a regular basis and facilitates resolution of observations at reasonable time frame.

Conducts GMP training for plant personnel.

Collaborates with Quality Manager in establishing the facility food safety programs as guided by existing company policy and regulatory agency requirements.


Minimum of five years experience in the food industry.

Four year degree desired in Microbiology, Food Science or an equivalent field. In lieu of above formal educational experience, demonstration of the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform food sanitation program supervision will be considered.

Microbiological knowledge is preferred.

Good people development skills and communication skills.

Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential.

Demonstrate achievements within a competitive business environment where change in business dynamics plays a major role. The individual will have a track record with proven results and achievements.

A driven, motivated leadership approach is expected which will be utilized in gaining support and alignment from management and business parties.

Strong communication skills with other Quality staff and the ability to interact and work with Quality and Operations staff on a daily basis.




Primary Location


United States-Michigan-Zeeland

Work Locations


Zeeland, MI




Job Posting


08-Nov-2013, 6:26:21 PM

Relocation Provided





North America

About this company
45 reviews
Mead Johnson Nutrition helps babies grow up healthy. The company specializes in developing and manufacturing nutritional products for...