The Sanitation Supervisor directly supervises plant sanitation programs and activities to ensure the highest quality and food safety standards.
Inspects products and equipment for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws and plant standards.
Supervises and instructs production team members in sanitary and pest-control procedures.
Supervise and lead cleaning of equipment and work areas as defined by the COP/CIP/SIP schedules.
Implement and revise all plant master sanitation schedules in accordance with State, Federal Regulations and Company policies.
Performs inspections of plant premises for unsanitary practices and conditions. Reports and communicate variances and corrective action plans.
Monitor HACCP as outlined in the IDFA product safety system and ensure that sanitation activities regarding HACCP are performed and documented consistently.
Ensure that pest control is effective and meets all internal and external requirements.
Develops reports regarding regular plant and equipment inspections, areas of concern, and corrective action plans to actively resolve deficiencies.
Actively apply the production run and sanitation schedules and estimates hour requirements for completion of clean-up and sanitation times. Effective coordination with production to ensure COP/CIP and SIP activities are planned and complete.
Audit and retain all sanitation and pest control records. Follow record keeping guidelines.
Support internal and external audits.
Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures that are sanitation related.
Monitor compliance with GMP's
Participate as member of the Plant HACCP team and ensure that sanitation issues in regards to HACCP are in compliance.
Manage Environmental Monitoring Program to ensure that all scheduled environmental swabs are completed and documented and if necessary, corrected and re-tested.
Monitor Drain Cleaning Program. (pathogen Location program).
Communicate with chemical supplier in establishing and maintaining the proper chemicals and usage of cleaning agents.
Support Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) programs and activities.
Trains and instructs employees regarding quality and food safety standards and processes.
Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and delegating.
Actively lead, train, mentor, coach, investigate and communicate corrective action.
Adhere to the Saputo code of ethics and actively apply the Saputo values.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a science-based area (ex: Microbiology, Food Science, Dairy Science) of study preferred, or a minimum of 2 years high level plant-based laboratory experience.
Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
Experience leading and following food quality and safety policies and procedures.
Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications. SAP experience preferred.
Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.
Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.
Ability to select, lead, coach, influence, motivate, develop, engage and retain a team of employees.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary principles.
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends.
Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Exposure to wet, hot, humid and cold temperatures, moving machinery including forklift traffic, and noise levels exceeding 85dB.
The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds independently on an intermittent basis and 50 pounds with assistance.
The employee is regularly required to work in office and production environments.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.
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