This position manages the sanitation and pest
management operations within the Enterprise Quality Assurance Mills
Sanitation team. This function supports plant sanitation in the effective
use of chemicals, cleaning processes, sanitation equipment, equipment
design, setting standards for maintaining cleaning equipment, implementing
food protection procedures, implementing sanitation assurance initiatives,
pest control and platform regulatory compliance programs for sanitation.
This position may also cover transfer sites and wash stations used by
ConAgra Mills Transportation Department. The primary location for this
position will be in Saginaw, TX and the secondary location for this position
will be in Sherman, TX.
Reduce customer insect and foreign material
complaints, promote Integrated Pest Management techniques for Methyl Bromide
reduction/elimination, Master Sanitation validations, sanitation
assurance/effectiveness programs, implementation of Enterprise sanitation
policies and procedures, application of sanitary design standards, and
delivering effective sanitation training programs to drive enterprise and
platform sanitation initiatives.
Supervision: Plans and directs an operations staff of specialists in
the general day-to-day routine work in support of plant sanitation and pest
control. Meets strategic business needs by being involved in
Technical Support: For assigned plants, advise operations management
on effectiveness of routine plant sanitation and cleaning programs. Guide
plants during special plant sanitation issues including microbiological,
environmental control, insect and foreign material control. Ensure plant
follow up of food protections programs to detect and eliminate sources of
contamination. Provide sanitary design recommendations for new and existing
equipment. Provide support for customers and 3rd party audits. Follow up on
food safety related issue root cause and corrective actions.
HACCP: Support the HAACP plan updates and validate the plan and pre
requisite programs directly in assigned plants. Work with high collaboration
to the Enterprise food safety group and others in the reassessment process.
Cost Effectiveness: Maintain cost effective programs and practices
that are consistent across all assigned plants. As requested, work with
internal resources and external sanitation vendors to improve sanitation
performance and costs.
Problem Solving: Utilize process metrics and experience to prevent
problems that could affect product safety and quality. Investigate
sanitation issues, which are resulting in product contamination, reduced
shelf-life, or customer rejection of products. Aid in the identification of
root cause and corrective actions.
Customer Service: Work closely with customers on sanitation type
complaints. Visit customers to help resolve issues. Acts as liaison between
Plants and customers to maximize services provided.
Education and Training: Teach appropriate operational personnel on
new or improved cleaning and pest control methods, procedures, equipment,
technologies and other new developments in the field of sanitation and pest
control. Attend technical meetings to continually update knowledge in
advances in sanitation and pest control. Conduct and manage activities
related to internal sanitation and pest control audits for assigned plants.
Equipment: As needed, provide sanitary design advice on equipment
and machinery-based changes. Work closely with Engineering and equipment
vendors to assure that new equipment meets sanitary design and regulatory
design requirements prior to installation in assigned plants.
Policies & Procedures: Provide expertise in the development of
policies and procedures relating to sanitation upon request. Support the
standardization of practices across assigned plants. This includes
conformance to food safety and quality standards and working with plant
management and others to ensure that these standards are met. Help establish
labor requirements for each plant based on needs.
Pest Control: Support all pest management functions at assigned
plant including the purchase, storage, inventory, use and disposal of
restricted use pesticides and other hazardous substances. Position plays a
technical support role between pest management vendor and plant QA (if
Hands-on-Coverage: Spend at least 70% of time at the various ConAgra
Mill facilities shop floor observing process workflow, equipment operations,
and ensuring that sanitation guidelines are being followed.
B.S. Degree or 5 years of food industrial experience in operations, Quality
and/or sanitation roles. Dry cleaning expertise is essential.
knowledge of FDA, AIB, GFSI and HACCP standards.
knowledge of sanitary design, sanitation and pest management in food
interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
knowledge of flour milling processes.
understanding of food safety.
knowledge in using a full range of statistical and analytical tools and
relationship building skills.
understanding of microbiological organisms and stored product insects and
their impact on process design, sanitary design and sanitation.
experience with customer, 3rd party audit and government regulatory
requirements in the processing of food.