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Sanitation Manager
Ref No.: 15-02475
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 09/24/2015
Reports to: Director of Quality & Compliance
Establishes, implements, and coordinates sanitation program and results for plant, storerooms and grounds.
Assigns and monitors plant wide sanitation areas of responsibilities for all shifts. Provide direction to Sanitation Supervisors and Sanitation team.
Manages and is accountable for Sanitation department budget material cost control, labor dollars, and all applicable metrics.
Responsible for compliance with all local, state and federal regulations related to sanitation. Adhere to and administer company policies and procedures. Establishes and implements SSOP's for processes. Conduct audits to assure the consistent application and execution of SSOP's and all related sanitation practices.
Ensures compliance with all food safety policies and procedures. Ensures plant in proper sanitary condition at all times, including allergen control.
Manages pest control program including oversight of 3rd party service. Acts as key contact/point person and maintains strong working relationship with provider. Evaluates effectiveness of services rendered. Works closely with on-site technicians to ensure issues are addressed.
Leads and manages cross-functional teams to conduct self-inspections of facility, assessing risk based on food safety, public health principles, and customer requirements. Assigns and prioritizes corrective and preventive actions.
Works closely with Quality, Engineering, and Maintenance to identify capital expense needs and ensure appropriate preventive maintenance programs are utilized. Acts as sanitation lead in the process of assessing and mitigating food safety risks associated with construction and major maintenance.
Sets the direction for ongoing sanitation verification activities and validation testing.
Maintains and updates master cleaning schedule for plant meeting GMP and Corporate guidelines.
Oversees collection of monthly environmental samples for monitoring of pathogenic organisms in plant.
Monitors and charts results and develops appropriate corrective actions.
Actively involved in plant HACCP team.
Oversee food safety tasks as required for foreign material control, sanitation, critical control point operation, GMP's and storage practices.
Oversee tasks as designated for implementation and maintenance of the SQF Food Safety systems.
Engages technical experts from corporate, industry, chemical/equipment suppliers, and waste management/recycling to troubleshoot any sanitation challenges and identify Client technologies and methodologies that improve sanitation and waste management/recycling effectiveness.
Develops and implements all sanitation related training for sanitation and plant employees as needed.
Ensures all safety requirements related to sanitation are met including proper chemical storage, MSDS, PPE's, and procedures.
  • Bachelor's degree in food science or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of food safety/sanitation experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior supervisory and management experience.
  • Understanding and ability to apply basic microbiological principles. Knowledge of food borne pathogens.
  • Expertise in HACCP and Sanitation principles,
  • Thorough understanding of USDA requlations, AIB standards, and other audit schemes.
  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Ability to engage all levels of employees and ability to work effectively with all functional departments.