Work Schedule: 5:45 AM - 3 PM
***ALSO Must be able to work any shift and some 12+ hour days, including weekends and holidays 40-50 hours per week
Ensuring Microbial program compliance and sanitation compliance, while managing vendor relations related to food safety and sanitation
Adhering to required sanitation & food safety laws, regulations, corporate policies and practices including compliance with all Food Safety regulations
Responsible for people safety and proactively engage in people safety initiative and ensuring adherence to all standard work processes
Overseeing sanitation program to include master cleaning schedule, clean up inspections, validations of allergen cleanings using swabs and/or samples collected for analysis
Administering the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement/work rules and company policies and procedures in a consistent manner, provides input during planning and preparation for labor negotiations, while attempting to resolve disputes on the floor
Supporting talent management process for associates, ensuring Diversity and Inclusion meets / exceeds corporate standards, while proactively engaging in the development and training of associates
Maintain understanding of processes and functional interdependencies. Recognize and escalate, as needed, those issues identified as risks to, or opportunities to improve plant performance.
Maintaining and writing detailed clean up procedures and SSOP's for all plant equipment.
Responsible for collection of monthly environmental samples for monitoring of pathogenic organisms in plant. Tracking, trending and communicating results to stakeholders.
Routinely interfaces with vendors for cost savings, ordering departmental supplies, and arranging special services in plant (pesticide applications, fogging, contracted cleaning etc.)
Responsible for sanitation of plant, warehouse, and plant grounds.
Strong understanding of applicable regulations, GMP and Food Safety standards in accordance with regulatory bodies (FDA, etc)
Strong technical aptitude along with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and experience with SAP
Must be able to work any shift and some 12+ hour days, including weekends and holidays
BS degree in food science or microbiology
Proven experience in managing processes
Significant knowledge of food processing and packaging
Experience in auditing and Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements
Previous HACCP certification and thorough technical knowledge of sanitation & food safety
Minimum 1 year food manufacturing experience required. Three years or greater preferred.
Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent required.
Additional Information **PPE Needed: steel toed shoes, prescription safety glasses if needed