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Sanitation Manager - Third Shift

Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Location: Wilbraham
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose:Having a passion for Food Safety through Sanitation, demonstrated interpersonal and team influence skills; the Sanitation Manager will develop effective relationships to enable wet and dry sanitation technical support in the plant. In addition to assisting operations with targeted improvements; this position will develop, communicate and lead the local strategy to ensure compliance to the DFA Comprehensive Practice Standard. Demonstrated ability to create followership with teams is valued. Sanitation Systems gap assessments and support corrective action to enable compliance to DFA Central policyJob Duties and Responsibilities:Working cross functionally and collaboratively with DFA Operations, QA, and Chemical Supply Vendors, develop, implement and continuously improve on sanitation programs, policies, and key performance indicators (KPI's)Manage Chemical SupplierReview all plant monthly sanitation service reports for outstanding action items requiring corrective action. Ensure monthly meetings are held with the Chemical Supply company to ensure closure of all action items. Include plant and operations team members as neededEngage supplier as needed to assist with mitigation activitiesEvaluate current and new chemicals and sanitation tools and provide feedback and recommendation for useParticipate in annual vendor survey, ensure plant participation, and communicate resultsEnsure new plant Sanitarians complete Sanitation University training and outline on-going refresher training on products and useCreate and deliver education and technical support to ensure effective deployment and implementation of sanitation and food safety policies and proceduresEnsure that manufacturing facility have the systems, knowledge, capabilities, and practices to comply with all pertinent food regulations and company procedures with respect to sanitationConduct periodic sanitation audits against the consistent application and execution of procedures and all related sanitation practices. Ensure CAPA's are created and closed outManage Sanitation Verification ProgramsProvide standardized procedures, testing, and data management programs (ATP, Zone 1 microbial testing)Ensure trending and action items as neededMonitor emerging issues related to sanitation and food safety and develop strategies and policies accordingly. Ensure sanitation goals and objectives are clearly defined and current for our facilityEnsure all SSOP's are current and annually reviewed. Assist with the creation of SSOP's. Provide technical support and advise SR. Operations management on effectiveness of plant sanitation and cleaning programs (SSOP's)Manage and verify MSS and Sanitary PM schedulesGuide manufacturing facility during special plant sanitation issues including microbiological and environmental controlWork with plants to ensure the automated cleaning systems are validated and automated cleaning circuits (CIP) are verified for effective cleaningThe requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.Other duties may be assigned as required.Requirements:Minimum Qualifications:Education and ExperienceBachelor of Science in Food Science, Sanitation, Food Safety, Food Technology, or a related field with a background in Biology, Microbiology and/or Chemistry5+ years of food plant experienceExperience with dairy products, ice cream, cheese, and milk powders preferredExperience with regulatory, third party, and customer auditsThorough knowledge and experience with diverse sanitizing applicationsExtensive knowledge of CIP systems and process automationDemonstrate knowledge of appropriate wet cleaning and dry-cleaning methodology and be able to identify the appropriate cleaning method and make effective recommendations based on scientific principlesExperience in successfully addressing environmental sanitation challenges in areas such as drains, floors, walls, roofs, and equipmentCertification and/or License - None required, although certification in professional field desired (e.g., REH/RS, CQA, CQE)Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesMust demonstrate proven critical thinking, people and team development skills, strategic aptitude, and independent leadership.Able to work collaboratively in a team environment with cross functional departmentsAble to communicate professionally, both orally and writtenAble to understand and analyze issues involving food manufacturing/food safety, project management, mathematics (including statistics), and technical and legal documentsAble to provide supervision, guidance, effective training, and counsel to othersAble to effectively organize, coordinate, and executeAble to understand food and environmental regulations and their impact on the organization and our customersAble to understand technical documentsProficient with Microsoft Office applicationsMust be able to read, write, and speak EnglishAn Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Springfield , Sanitation Manager - Third Shift, Hospitality & Tourism , Wilbraham, Massachusetts

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