Supervises and coordinates activities of sanitation team members in a food processing facility. This position reports to the Sanitation Division Manager.
Cleans and inspects all process equipment for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws and plant standards in an efficient manner.
Directs cleaning of equipment and work areas, including periodic checks of CIP equipment that does not get broken down daily, to check for effectiveness of cleaning.
Works closely with chemical consultant in reviewing chemical usage and operating procedures as well as keeping abreast of new technology.
Inspects premises for unsanitary practices and conditions.
Maintains and keeps updated all chemical cleaning procedures.
Maintains a Master Cleaning schedule to address non-routine cleaning duties.
Works closely with Quality Assurance and Production management regarding any sanitation concerns.
Confers with management and production personnel on sanitation problems, and recommends changes in equipment, plant layout, lighting, ventilation, or work practices to improve sanitation standards and effectiveness of process.
Compiles required reports regarding regular inspections, sanitation violations, and steps taken to resolve deficiencies. Routes reports to designated plant personnel.
Directly supervises a sanitation team of approximately 24 staff
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training permanent and temporary employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Candidate will be detailed oriented with above average organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Must be self-motivated, confident, energetic and possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment while displaying tact and diplomacy with peers and management alike in order to achieve goals. Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds on a regular basis and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.
5-10 years of related experience with process equipment sanitation. Including exposure to all requirements of Microbial control and chemical and workforce safety.
*No relocation package available for this position*