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Bakersfield, California - USD Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Job Description

A well-established grower/shipper/packer is looking for a Sanitation Supervisor to join their team. This position will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the associates executing the sanitation program designed to provide consistent end of shift and operational cleaning that comply with GFSI, customer, and internal requirements. This supervisor is also responsible for supervising the associates completing housekeeping tasks for all non-production areas including restrooms, breakrooms and offices. Conducts audits of facility to ensure standards are being met and initiates any root cause analysis necessary to lead to the appropriate corrective actions. Leads the execution of any necessary corrective actions. The supervisor assists the sanitation manager in leading the continuous improvement of sanitation to deliver best in class performance in food safety, and yield loss due to spoilage while optimizing cost.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises team of employees responsible for office housekeeping, operational sanitation, and end of production sanitation in preparation for daily facility startup.
  • Maintains and reviews sanitation records. Initiates any required corrective actions to observations from records.
  • Verifies accuracy of SOPs and completes updates if necessary.
  • Verifies MSS activities and completes updates to MSS based on results if necessary.
  • Review time punch details for team members.
  • Coach and inspire each member of their area to achieve a higher level of performance. Be a good role model in the department
  • Lead all safety meetings, incident investigations, follow-ups and audits as well as represent area in Safety committee meetings as a Safety Champion
  • Assist in the continuous improvement efforts at the facilities in Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Cost Productivity and Utilization.
  • Monitor team member's hours, breaks, lunch periods and schedules as efficiently as possible to minimize production downtime.
  • In conjunction with the sanitation leads, coordinates and assigns work of sanitation employees each shift.
  • Manages requisitions and schedules to stay within sanitation budget.
  • Assists in the identification of annual goals for lead sanitation team members and provides the development and/or tools for the team members to achieve those goals.
  • Conduct Safety and Food Safety audits to assure compliance to WC standards.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science/Engineering/Chemistry or other relevant sciences and (1-3) years in quality/manufacturing/sanitation management roles. Multiple manufacturing environments preferred.
  • Food processing sanitation experience.
  • Knowledge of food safety and regulatory requirements.
  • HACCP certified preferred.
  • Experience with fruit preferred.
  • Prior experience with automated packing equipment preferred.
  • Must be capable of working independently and in a team based environment.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Able to make decisions within scope of job.
  • Must possess effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have working knowledge in a manufacturing setting.

Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, 401K, relocation assistance

Company Description Produce Careers is committed to being the first choice for top talent in the food, fresh produce, and related Agribusiness sectors. Our industry knowledge, commitment to adding value, and thorough process continuously delivers results to both our candidates and clients throughout North America!

If you are wanting to move your career to the next level, Produce Careers, and our outstanding team is here to help assist and guide you through the entire recruiting and job placement process!

Bakersfield, California, United States of America
Produce Careers Inc
Produce Careers Inc
2/13/2018 9:29:23 AM

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