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Sanitation Supervisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Supervision Received/Exercised: Plant or Sanitation Manager/ Supervises 1-6 sanitation employees


Job Summary:

The Plant Sanitation supervisor is responsible for implementing the Sanitation program, and for insuring that all current Food Safety Standards are being met throughout the site.  The Sanitation supervisor will train and develop all sanitation employees to be able to identify and control GMP issues and to enforce all current food safety standards.  The Sanitation Supervisor will be responsible for communicating in a clear manner any Sanitation issues with the Sanitation Manager, Plant Manager, and/or all the Production and  Sanitation Staff.

Role Responsibility

Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist in the development of and maintenance of Sanitation program (HACCP, Allergen, etc.) for a variety of products in compliance with customer and government regulations.

Assists with consumer complaint issues and leading plant teams in the direction necessary to minimize complaints.

Assists with the development of Sanitation procedures and paperwork.

Must have a strong working relationship with Plant Manager and Quality/Sanitation Manager

Work with the Sanitation Team in identifying sanitation or regulation issues at assigned facility.

Ensure that the facility is ready for Third Party or Customer inspections.

Assists with policy, procedures and paperwork to ensure that all Company and Customer standards are achieved in assigned plant.

Provides an atmosphere that allows for the development of supervisors and managers.

Assists with the management of the Master Sanitation Schedule.

Leads Continuous Improvement of facility sanitation.

Assists with the control and maintenance of the Sanitation budget.

Supervises Sanitation chemical suppliers.

Manages Sanitation staff.

Works with the Product Safety Auditor to identify and correct sanitation or environmental issues at assigned facility.

Ensures that all chemicals used in the plant are approved for such use and that all chemicals have current MSDS information on site.

Responsible for the dilution testing of all chemicals needing diluted.

Develop and train all steps of each plant clean-up.

Responsible for the pest control program.

Other duties as identified or assigned by Sanitation Manager.

Fill in for Sanitation Manger during his/her absence.


Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of: 

Master Sanitation Plan and other legal requirements for the food industry, including GMP’s.

Must be knowledgeable regarding requirements of FDA and MDA.

Must be knowledgeable in GMP’s, HACCP, Allergens and SQF.

Must understand the 10 principles of sanitary equipment design.

Good understanding of commercial bakeries and bakery equipment, as well as the functionality of ingredients in the bakery process and how it relates to possible insect development.


Skill in: 

Demonstrated good record in developing and maintaining programs and handling

conflicts with positive and practical attitude.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literate, self-motivated and

able to make sound business decisions.

Excellent motivational and people skills.


Ability to: 

Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical ability, leadership strength and ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.

Work in a fast-paced environment

Make sound business decisions.


Proficiency in:   MS Office Suite and SAP


Work Environment:

Work is primarily done in an office setting.

Infrequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature.

The Ideal Candidate

Minimum Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in Sanitation or combination of education and experience.

5 plus years experience in food industry with at least 3 years as Sanitation Supervisor.

Hearthside Food Solutions

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