Plant Sanitation Supervisor

27 / 06 / 24 |
  • Direct Hire
  • , ID

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The Plant Sanitation Supervisor oversees and coordinates food safety and sanitation programs within a food manufacturing environment. This role is responsible for managing plant cleaning, ensuring compliance with GMPs, USDA standards, and safety practices.  

This job is located in the Boise Idaho area.

**Requires hands on working experience and knowledge of sanitation and sanitation processes in a food processing plant** Must be able to work 12 hour overnight shift** 

Experience leading or supervising a sanitation team in the food and beverage industry, or experience in quality supervision/management specific to the dairy industry.
Chemicals, Cleaning in Place (CIP), Cleaning out of Place (COP), membrane cleaning, evaporator cleaning, dairy, and cheese processes.

Plant Sanitation Supervisor Key Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with the facility quality assurance/sanitation staff, plant management and crewmembers to verify food safety, quality, sanitation performance and ensure compliance with specifications. 
  • Oversees all activities pertaining to food safety and regulatory compliance.  
  • Oversees all activities pertaining to product quality and compliance with product specifications. 
  • Oversees all activities pertaining to sanitation to ensure compliance to all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and cleanliness standards while executing timely start-up of the plant each production day.
  • Develops and maintains all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Consult and advise plant manager on food safety and quality issues/deviations.  Track, trend and lead problem solving efforts, including determination of root cause and preventative measures on food safety and quality issues/deviations.  Provide ongoing communication to plant management team regarding food safety and quality performance.
  • Responsible for the knowledge, understanding, and enforcement of all company policies and regulations.
  • Take steps as needed to control potentially unsafe or poor quality product. 
  • Supervise adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in sanitation procedures.
  • Monitor and audit cleaning systems and procedures for processing and packaging equipment, adjusting as necessary to ensure optimal cleanliness.
  • Ensure compliance with company and regulatory sanitation food quality, food safety, employee safety, and environmental standards.
  • Collaborate with management and production personnel to address sanitation issues and recommend improvements to policies, procedures, and cleaning effectiveness.
  • Perform comprehensive sanitation audits for each production process, communicate findings and trends, and participate in weekly sanitation or quality meetings.
  • Conduct training programs on sanitation procedures and oversee the development and training of sanitation personnel in coordination with production, both in-room and on the floor.
  • Understand chemical specifications and their proper application for various processing/packaging equipment SSOPs.
  • Conduct scheduled sanitation validation audits to inspect critical equipment for proper cleanliness and sanitization.
  • Participate in the commissioning of new equipment and process expansions, monitoring the progress of CIP validation completion on site.
  • Ensure appropriate coverage of sanitation activities on site.
  • Maintain and revise departmental procedures, including the master sanitation schedule and SSOPs, to reflect process improvements and maintain hygienic conditions.
  • Review and maintain sanitation documentation for Quality Assurance and regulatory review, working closely with the Quality team.
  • Develop cost-saving measures for chemical usage, monitor chemical waste, and identify opportunities to improve cleaning time and efficiency.
  • Build partnerships with production, quality, and human resources to meet production and personnel goals.
  • Follow up on waste disposal monitoring, plant water sampling, and CIP rinse water as needed.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, seeking ways to enhance quality.
  • Ability to work closely with production and quality teams to improve sanitation and microbiological compliance.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work autonomously and within a team.
  • Critical thinking and root cause analysis.
  • Commitment to working safely and promoting safety practices and behaviors.
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus!

 Third shift/Overnight, 12-hour shift Schedule can be 3×12 or 4×12 work week depending on production needs.

This job is located in the Boise Idaho area.
Salary: DOE


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