Sanitation Supervisor

The Opportunity

Position Title:
Sanitation Supervisor
Reports To:
QA Manager
Position Location:
Austin, Minnesota

The Position

Basic Function

Responsible for supervising all activities necessary for the cleaning and sanitizing of production, packaging, storage areas and production equipment & ensuring that all duties are safely performed in accordance with FSMA/USDA rules and regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule and supervise a crew of hourly sanitation workers to ensure plant operations meet mandatory sanitation requirements for machinery, equipment, and facility.
  • Train sanitation and plant employees to achieve and maintain sanitation objectives.
  • Meet cleaning frequencies established in the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Make recommendations for improvements and lead improvement teams.
  • Make recommendations on hiring, firing, discipline, and promotions.
  • Explain hazards and safety measures to employees and monitor compliance.
  • Maintain chemical inventory quantities on an ongoing basis, and interact with the chemical supplier for advice on training or issues related to sanitation.
  • Participate in the development and auditing of SSOP’s.
  • Strictly enforce safety and GMP policies, and maintain superior plant cleanliness.

Safety:

  • Ensures safe work environment and safe behaviors for self and coworkers.
  • Understands and follows all food and personal safety policies, reporting any safety hazards to supervisor or member of management immediately. 

Quality:  Understands and strictly follows all GMP, SOP, SSOP, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Quality, Allergen Control and AIB programs and policies.

Provides Work Direction To: Sanitation Laborers

Qualifications & Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) Required:

  • Food Sanitation Experience within a food processing organization and working knowledge of SSOP USDA FDA HACCP FSMA and GMP
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills that builds teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Exceptional organizational skills balancing immediate and long-term priorities

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, and feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and the risk of electrical shock.  

The Candidate

Professional Experience

  • Food Sanitation Experience within a food processing organization and working knowledge of SSOP USDA FDA HACCP FSMA and GMP
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