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Manufacturing Sanitation Supervisor (FG Plant - Grand Forks, ND) (2288) 

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Manufacturing Sanitation Supervisor position available at our Food Group Plant in Grand Forks, ND.


Accountable for directing, managing, developing, organizing and validating the policies, procedures, practices, processes and results as they pertain to the facility's sanitation and pest control programs. Directly responsible for the coordination, training, and supervision of the plant staff engaged in activities and duties associated with the sanitation program. This position works closely with individuals within the facility that includes; Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Human Resource and all other plant functional groups to support the overall efficiencies of the sanitation program. This position requires an ongoing awareness and understanding of all applicable changes to sanitation, safety and environmental standards driven by company, industry, customer, auditing organizations or regulatory impacts.


Provide for all required sanitation and pest control program development and documentation to meet all third-party audit criteria and have full knowledge of the audit related sanitation standards required by each auditing body and effectively present the program to the visiting auditing body.

Responsible to provide for the ongoing training of plant employees in proper sanitation techniques and the safe and effective use of cleaning chemicals utilizing all effective training tools, to include the use of the local and corporate representatives of our cleaning supplies.

Continually evaluate the status of sanitation related cleaning tools/equipment to ensure their sufficient supply, placement and functionality. Make recommendations, for budgeting purposes, to plant management on future equipment needs that are designed to constantly improve the plant sanitary status.

Develops, directs, organizes and administers the policies, procedures, processes and results of effective sanitation, pest control and housekeeping programs that include all production lines and associated buildings and grounds. Coordinate and supervise activities of all staff engaged in the duties of the sanitation processes. Verify plant, equipment and grounds sanitary status and program effectiveness by auditing cleaning techniques and frequencies and by using all other provided tools and technology to evaluate the program on an on-going basis.

Regularly monitor all microbiological environmental and product testing results as a means to validate the sanitation programs effectiveness. Investigate and respond in a timely manner to environmental and product test results that indicate a need for such action. Utilize all available support functions to quickly and effectively resolve opportunities for improvement.


Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for meeting the minimum requirements.

Two plus years related experience and/or training.

Good understanding of the requirement of an effective sanitation and pest control programs as defined by company expectations or outlined in the standards established in third party auditing criteria.

Ability to read, interpret and apply pertinent USDA, Federal and State sanitation regulations.

Prior sanitation experience and/or training.

Knowledge or ability to learn and offer good sanitary design recommendations to entire operations group.

Good understanding of all pertinent HAZCOM and OSHA requirements and participates in appropriate continuing education training programs to maintain a thorough understanding of all associated regulatory standards and applications.

Ability to express and present ideas effectively in individual and group situations.

Ability to set high goals and standards of excellence in procedures and performance for self, subordinates and the organization.

Must work effectively with teams and work groups of those inside and outside the formal line of authority.

Must demonstrate leadership ability.

Must have supervisory experience.

Successful candidates must possess the ability to write reports, technical procedures and effectively present information to groups.

Ability to continually identify, investigate, assess and respond to situations where rapid resolution is required and to identify and prevent issues from escalating to a point that impacts product quality and/or plant operations.

This position requires the use of several technical tools such as microbiological sampling of product, surfaces and air, inspection cameras, soils/material evaluation, as well as, technical training on chemical selection and application, sanitary design standards and pest control methodology.

Incumbent required to potentially work weekends, off shifts and some holidays.

Must be flexible and willing to alter schedule on a short notice.

Location Information: Grand Forks has the amenities offered in larger urban areas, but in the safety and convenience of a small community. Its highlights include diverse educational opportunities, low crime rate, and a cost of living considerably lower than that found in large cities. Grand Forks is a city built on education, sports, family, agricultural and the outdoors!

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Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or an Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at or 1-877-878-7404.

***The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.***

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