Job Description SummaryResponsible for sanitation requirements for machinery, equipment, and facilities. Develops and maintains plant sanitation programs and procedures. Collaborates with engineers, suppliers, contractors, and plant partners to ensure a clean and sanitary facility. Assures compliance with regulatory agencies regarding sanitation requirements and the use of cleaning and exterminating agents. Responsible for managing and owning various functions of the business and creating an engaged and team-oriented work force to improve business results.
Responsible for sanitation requirements of machinery, equipment, and facilities. Develops and maintains plant sanitation programs and procedures. Collaborates with engineers, suppliers, contractors, and plant partners to ensure a clean and sterile facility. Assures compliance with regulatory agencies regarding sanitation requirements and the use of cleaning and exterminating agents. Responsible for managing and owning various functions of the business and creating an engaged and team-oriented work force to improve sanitation results.
- Plan, organize, execute, train, and monitor plant sanitation crew including Sanitation Laborer, Sanitation Leads, Sanitation Utility and Sanitation Coordinator
- Organize sanitation workgroups., processes, and methods
- Plan and execute daily, weekly, and periodic plant wide cleaning and sanitation activities to include:
- Daily cleanups of production lines, unplanned changes in scheduling which may require a line cleanup
- Clearing snow from the parking lot
- Ordering a wide variety of parts and tools needed in the plant
- Maintaining hand sanitizing units
- Periodic PMs related to the MSS
- Completing confined space entry permits
- Addressing 5S issues
- Handling third party Janitorial issues, or any number of other miscellaneous and varied tasks that could come up and are typically a part of the Sanitation Team Leaders responsibilities.
- Daily interaction with Sanitation Dept., including Sanitation Leads, Sanitation Utilities, Chemical Room Attendants and Sanitation Laborers, to coach around workplace safety and to actively help build a safe work culture within the Sanitation Department.
- Actively coach, develop and build capability of Leads and Sanitation Coordinator/Planner to support direction of the Sanitation Dept.
- Frequent interaction with line ownership teams, plant management, corporate management, and third-party chemical provider (Ecolab) for constant improvement of sanitation processes.
- Conduct frequent periodic plant inspections and audits of cleaning activities to provide on-the-floor coaching of sanitors with an eye toward improving techniques, procedures and chemical usage. At least one cleanup will be audited and observed per week by the Team Leader Sanitation.
- Full ownership of the Sanitation Effectiveness Program to include SE swabbing, monitoring swab results, and establishing Corrective Actions to improve SE results.
- Working with HR and Production to schedule EOC cleanups. Staffing, organizing, publishing, and posting the EOC cleanup schedule at least one day prior to the scheduled cleanup.
- Maintaining, updating, and improving documentation of cleanup inspections and SE Corrective Actions.
- Managing and maintaining documentation of Pest Control Program along with the third party PCO (currently IFC).
- Develop, update, and maintain the plant Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP), and Environmental Monitoring Program
- Work with management for constant improvement of sanitation processes
- Conduct periodic plant inspections and audits, tracking progress of corrective actions
- Responsible for reporting any food safety issues to supervision.
- College Degree Required
- Complete understanding of Food Safety Guidelines/Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safe practices and procedures
- Complete understanding of HACCP Plans
- Understanding of government regulations (FDA, USDA)
- Understanding of Clean In Place (CIP) and Clean Out Place (COP) systems
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to read, write and speak fluent English
- Large organization/corporate experience
- Ability to prioritize and manage tasks
- Proficient computer skills
- Ability to read measurements
- Food plant Microbial knowledge is recommended
- Excellent understanding of cleaning chemicals and their safe use
- Minimum of 3 years related experience
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will be exposed to a noisy environment that varies from hot to cold in temperature. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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