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Sanitation Supervisor - Lampasas, TX 76550


Ajinomoto Windsor



The Sanitation Supervisor provides direction, training and development of associates, supervises area of responsibility and is responsible for overall day-to-day responsibility for Sanitation and housekeeping services for the plant.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervise the day-to-day implementation of sanitation protocols and safety measures to achieve AFNA regulatory agency regulations (SSOP, GMP, OSHA, SQF, etc.).
  • Ensures shut-down processes are followed to ensure proper sanitation.
  • Monitors the daily activities of assigned staff, providing instructions and performance feedback to ensure that productivity and quality objectives are met or exceeded.
  • Identifies and resolves process and equipment problems, using available resources to maintain sanitation, productivity and quality levels.
  • Implements approaches to improve quality and productivity by developing new ideas, improving processes, and planning for upcoming equipment or process changes
  • Performs additional tasks to support plant operations.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.
  • Oversees all sanitation personnel to ensure work is being performed to SSOPs.
  • Ensures all sanitation is done to third party auditor compliance
  • Will work closely with QA/QC to ensure all sanitation policies ensure the plant is, and stays, in a food safe manner
  • Maintains an adequate supply of all the necessary chemicals, supplies and equipment to perform all sanitation tasks, as required.
  • Keeps a Master Sanitation Schedule of items that requires periodic attention.
  • Develop and implement cost savings opportunities. Continually strive to reduce water and chemical consumption.
  • Apply disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Cover Sanitation manager responsibilities during his/her absence.
  • Responsibilities often require overtime, and weekend hours
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with team members of all job levels.
  • Other duties & responsibilities as assigned


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelorís degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years previous sanitation experience, preferably in a food grade manufacturing facility. Minimum 1 year experience in sanitation
  • Knowledge of food technology, food science, microbiology or chemistry required.
  • GMP trained
  • Should be detail and performance oriented, with high level of accuracy, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Articulate communicator, who will have a positive and stimulating influence on others with strong communication up and down the organization
  • Work independently; be competitive, flexible, exacting, demanding and able to respond well to pressure and challenge.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to set and meet goals and demonstrate responsibility for own work as well as that of others.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.
  • Understands how to prioritize and plan departmentís work flow and its relationship to the overall plant operation.
  • Computer skills in report generation and Microsoft applications required.
  • Follow Company policy, Safety Standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).


Reporting to this position: Sanitation Lead, Sanitation Specialists & Sanitation Technicians.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is continuously exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The work environment may be noisy, dusty, slippery, hot or cold, depending on the particular product and manufacturing processes being carried out. Workers are required to regularly wash their hands with anti-bacterial soap and sanitizer, wear protective clothing including hair nets, gloves, masks and overalls, which will help avoid contaminating products.


Physical demands: Continuous use of arms, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers, handle, grasp or touch objects and tools. Repetitively bend, twist, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, pinch and grasp, lift, constant standing for entire work shift. Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Primarily will work in cold environment of 20-40 degrees or in hot environment of 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit for extended period of time. Must have the ability to smell and detect odors. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Maintain mental capacity that permits making sound judgments regarding work and have regular attendance. Capable of 24-hour, 7-day a week, emergency work assignments.



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