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Sanitation Manager in Loves Park, IL at thfoods

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

shift:1st Shift

Position Summary:

Manages Sanitation Department operations and personnel relative to sanitation, safety, documentation, and sanitation supplies inventory system.  Manages department to ensure plant is run in a clean, safe and caring environment.  Manages department to meet compliance goals with inspection and regulatory agencies. 


Essential Duties and Requirements include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Manages crews in maintaining buildings and equipment to conform to company policy and government regulations; ensures that all equipment is thoroughly clean, safe and ready for production start-up.
  • Plans and coordinates work with Production and Maintenance Department work schedules.
  • Coordinates sanitation activities to ensure Master Sanitation Schedule is maintained and updated with frequency of tasks being completed and documented on time.
  • Provides for documentation of processes of the sanitation department including MCS, SSOP’s, Training records and regulatory programs.
  • Coordinates Chemical control program as it relates to sanitation supplies and chemicals. Maintains Sanitation Department MSDS program for all required documentation.
  • Provides training and orientation to all sanitation employees on safety, food safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Recommends termination of trial workers; trains, evaluates and counsels department personnel; ensures standards of behavior and disciplinary procedures are applied consistently.
  • Participates in plant inspections and self audits to identify issues regarding food safety and safety. Coordinates activities for corrective action on all inspections and audits.
  • Inspects plant for infestation, contamination and compliance with master cleaning schedules; critiques housekeeping and employee practices relative to sanitation requirements.
  • Initiates requests to Maintenance Department for repairs and/or work orders to maintain sanitation equipment.
  • Maintains effective Sanitation spare parts and inventory systems to ensure production continuity and control cost; meets with suppliers to consult on equipment; coordinates with Purchasing to ensure availability of materials on best cost basis; maintains competitive bid file on all materials.
  • Ensures all safety requirements are met and sanitation employees maintain a safe work environment.
  • Plans for and participates in all government and private sanitation and food safety inspections.
  • Develops annual budgets for department inspectors.
  • Develops annual budgets for department and Production Manager for review and approval; administers budgets and monitors expenses to insure spending is within approved funding levels.
  • Provide leadership and direction to subordinates; completes performance and personal development evaluations; reviews and recommends training and development requirements and programs; conducts information sessions with staff.
  • Responsible for promoting food safety and employee safety throughout the organization.



Job Requirements

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has supervisory responsibilities for the Sanitation Team.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Work requires Bachelors degree in food related field or equivalent experience.  Five to six years prior related experience in a food processing company.


Physical Ability

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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.