Supervises a unit responsible for monitoring and ensuring proper sanitation throughout the facility. Recommends improvements in manufacturing methods and sanitation practices to management.
Coordinates plant sanitation procedures and regulatory requirements to ensure all plant equipment is clean and safe for production. Ensures compliance with all standard operating procedures.
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.
Tailors and documents plant procedures related to approved cleaning chemicals and cleaning schedules in cooperation with plant associates and cleaning suppliers.
Monitors rodent and insect control program, including periodically checking weekly rodent reports and traps.
Monitors microbiological reports from the plant and becomes familiar with Micro procedures to determine whether cleaning procedures are being followed.
Participates in regular meetings with plant management to discuss quality and sanitation improvements. Maintains knowledge of Sanitation Program and Operation to assist management in problem resolution. Assists in establishing goals and timetables to meet project guidelines.
Maintains and reports required operational information to management.
Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards are in compliance.
Participates in weekly GMP, 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.
HS degree or GED; BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field preferred.
3 years of supervisory experience in a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of sanitation processes in a food, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), HACCP, food allergens and pest control.
Demonstrated knowledge of refrigeration.
Demonstrated understanding of production scheduling and other production variables such as run-rates, processing times, change-over times, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment.
Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations including basic statistical analysis.
Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software.