Sanitation Manager
Rich's 16 reviews - Fresno, CA

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Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 9,000 associates worldwide.

We currently have a great opportunity as a Sanitation Manager located in Fresno, California. Please visit our website at to apply for this position or view other exciting opportunities.

A Sanitation Manager oversees all plant units responsible for monitoring and ensuring proper sanitation throughout the facility as well as recommend improvements in manufacturing methods and sanitation practices to management. Furthermore, the Sanitation Manager develops and implements short-term and mid-term business plans for department, and assists in the development of the strategic plan for the plant.

Plans, manages and directs plant sanitation procedures, programs and regulatory requirements, ensuring all plant equipment is clean and safe for production.

Ensures compliance with all standard operating procedures.

Develops, implements and communicates short-term and mid-term (1 - 2 years) business plans for the operations, ensuring associates understand the link to the plant's, division's and the corporation's business plans and understand their role in accomplishing these plans.

Assists in establishing the longer-term strategic plans for the plant.

Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary.

Oversees the tailoring and documenting of plant procedures related to approved cleaning chemicals and cleaning schedules.

Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.

Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems.

Ensures all associates have the resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their responsibilities.

May serve as a member of the plant's Steering Team.

Monitors rodent and insect control program, including periodically checking weekly rodent reports and traps.

Monitors microbiological reports from the plant to determine whether cleaning procedures are being followed. Implements corrective action as necessary.

Participates in regular meetings with plant management to discuss quality and sanitation improvements.

Facilitates problem resolution related to sanitation and quality issues.

Develops, maintains and reports required operational information to management.

Ensures that all General Manufacturing Practices and Safety standards are in compliance.

Participates in weekly General Manufacturing Practices, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies.

Follows up on work orders, with the appropriate Associates to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.

Keeps abreast of latest manufacturing technologies, systems, and sanitation practices.

Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives.

What do I need to be considered a candidate?
BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field

5 years supervisory experience in a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment

Working knowledge of FDA regulations, General Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation processes/procedures and HACCP
Demonstrates understanding of production scheduling and other production variables such as run-rates, processing times, change-over times, etc.

Demonstrates knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), throughput delivery and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)

Demonstrates ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work

Demonstrates ability to analyze and resolve problems

Demonstrates mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment

Demonstrates ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations

Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software


Required to perform tasks such as lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, reaching, stooping, pulling, pushing, grasping, and balancing as part of production activities out on the floor.

Required to see and hear well enough to understand associates questions and respond to their concerns.

Required to work in freezers, near noisy machinery, near confined spaces as part of daily production activities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigations.

About this company
16 reviews
Founded in 1945, Buffalo, New York-based Rich Products is one of the United State's largest family-owned food companies, with annual sales...