The Sanitation Supervisor provides leadership to team associates in their efforts to ensure that company facilities and all food processing equipment is cleaned and sanitized in accordance with Safety Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Schedule and direct sanitation workers to meet sanitation schedules. Train and monitor employee compliance with SOPs, GMPs, safety rules, equipment use. Assist with and perform the activities of workers supervised
· Plan and communicate effectively with management and production teams to maximize productivity
· Operate CIP automation systems; disassemble and assemble equipment for proper and safe cleaning /sanitizing such as: piping lines, valves, tanks, and operating equipment.
· Audit sanitation and CIP/COP processes for compliance with company SOPs, federal and state regulations.
- Maintain Master Sanitation Schedules for plant and warehouse facilities, interior/exterior. Ensure superior documentation of sanitation of production plant, equipment and surrounding areas
- Ensure plant is audit ready at all times and provide support during audits
· Complete record keeping items such as: identifying cleaning cycle times on charts, measuring cleaning concentrations, flow rates, assessing heat up temperatures and chemical sanitizing, etc. Maintain required inspection reports and record steps taken to resolve any deficiencies
- Work in conjunction with the QA Director in maintaining practices that assure product quality and safety, and to identify, analyze, and resolve sanitation related issues.
- Continuously verify/validate sanitation effectiveness and proposes better ways to clean and sanitize, maximizing results and minimizing costs. Recommend measures to continuously improve methods, equipment performance, and purity of products.
· Inspect all locations for unsanitary conditions or practices and take swift corrective action
· Oversee performance and maintenance of chemical systems. Seek to continuously improve chemical conservation while consistently meeting and/or exceeding quality requirements. Maintain contact with chemical supplier; address and coordinate service needs with management
· Monitor water consumption and utilities seeking to optimize usage, address and communicate existing or potential issues promptly
- Maintain appropriate pest control and keep records of all related activities
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
· Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
· Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Attendance and punctuality are essential job functions.
· Safety and Security – Observes and enforces safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Directly supervise sanitation dept. employees. Duties include: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; recognize, resolve or refer employee related issues or complaints to Manager and/or Human Resources; promote a harassment-free environment; document, report, and investigate work related accidents, incidents and complaints; evaluate sanitation staff performance and development; coach and discipline employees.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
· Five years related, progressive sanitation experience with commercial dairy/food production/processing equipment and CIP, or equivalent combination of education, training, and manufacturing experience may be considered
· Solid understanding of food safety principles, chemical safety, CIP/COP, QA, SQF, HAACP, GMPs, regulatory compliance (OSHA, FDA, USDA, EPA), and sanitation operations
· BS degree in Food Science, Sanitation with Chemicals Standards, or equivalent preferred
· Prior experience supervising workers
· English required, bilingual (Spanish) preferred
· Able to perform math functions which include ratios and weights and measures, etc.
· Proficient use of Excel and ability to learn in house programs using a computer and key pad
Physical Demands and Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, understand and respond to English written and verbal directions and conversation. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch, and taste or 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 and peripheral vision. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; cold and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high places; airborne particles and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.