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Sanitation Supervisor
The Popcorn Factory - Lake Forest, IL


PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION: This supervisory position is responsible for all activities related to food sanitation in a food manufacturing and packaging environment. This manager plays a pivotal role in establishing and documenting a formal, fully compliant sanitation program. The Sanitation Supervisor supervises a sanitation crew the second shift for half of the year, and on third shift for half of the year. This supervisor works closely with plant staff to continually improve processes and equipment, and provides direction, clarification, documentation, and statistical validation for projects and processes.


ō Sanitation:
o Schedule and supervise a crew of 4 to 5 fulltime hourly sanitation workers (including one hourly lead person) to ensure plant operations meet mandatory sanitation requirements for machinery, equipment, and facility.
o Train sanitation and plant employees to achieve and maintain sanitation objectives.
o Build and maintain a Master Sanitation Schedule and related documentation.
o Meet cleaning frequencies established in the Master Sanitation Schedule.
o Make recommendations for improvements and lead improvement teams.
o Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to troubleshoot issues.
o Make recommendations on hiring, firing, discipline, and promotions.
o Explain hazards and safety measures to employees and monitor compliance.
o Maintain chemical inventory quantities on an ongoing basis, and interact with the chemical supplier for advice on training or issues related to sanitation.
o Participate in the development and auditing of SSOPís.
o Maintain the sanitation program with minimal supervision.
o Strictly enforce safety and GMP policies, and maintain superior plant cleanliness.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applicants must have 5+ years of progressive experience in food sanitation with supervisory responsibilities. The applicant must be familiar with the theory and application of cleaning turbulence, temperature, timing, and chemical concentration, and effectively present these concepts to subordinates. Applicants must have knowledge of regulatory requirements with respect to food production and sanitation (OSHA, FDA, HACCP, GMPís, SQF and SSOPís). Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2-year degree from an accredited college or a commensurate level of practical experience. Bilingual (Spanish/English, English/Spanish) is helpful but not required. Strong computer skills are required (primarily MS Office applications). This supervisor must have the demonstrated ability to facilitate change while involving employees to continually improve processes.

SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS: Second shift (from January through July). Third shift (from August through December). Minimum 40 hour work week; M-F; Extended hours during peak season. Weekends when needed.

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