Food Safety Sanitation Engineer - Hilmar, CA

Location

Hilmar, CA

 

 

Job Summary

Directly oversees sanitation programs the Hilmar, CA and Dalhart, TX site. Assists in the design of new sanitation programs, screening and trials of new sanitation chemicals or programs and monitors sanitation programs to ensure that Hilmar Cheese Food Safety Standards are met.

Competencies
MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the development and implementation of the Hilmar Sanitation Plan including corrective actions from customer, regulatory, third party and internal audits
Engages plant quality and operational staff to ensure successful adoption of the Hilmar Sanitation Plan.
Maintains the written Corporate Sanitation Policy Manual by updating policies and procedures and disseminating as applicable.
Works closely with R&D, Engineering and Maintenance Staff to assist with equipment design and installation, fault finding, Sanitation and Food Safety Permit inspections and Project reviews.
Provides research, guidance and technical support to internal and external customers in areas related to plant sanitation
Responsible for coordinating and maintaining the Sanitation portion of the Corporate Production budget
Works closely with the Production, Quality Systems and Quality Assurance Teams to coordinate an ongoing readiness to exceed customer expectations on quality audits and customer visits
Provides technical assistance to quality assurance personnel and sanitation supervisors to solve cleaning and microbiological issues, assist in the continuous improvement of Sanitation crew effectiveness and performance. Includes collaborative initiatives to develop and maintain training and resource material relating to sanitation of the plant.
Develop and maintain contacts within the food industry in order to maintain the latest and most current information on food sanitation issues and industry direction that affect the operations of the Company.
Responsible for the compliance to the relevant sections of the FSSC 22000 Program.
Participates in the Food Safety Emergency response program


Training Competencies

Safety
Annual completion of OSHA Regulatory training and Company safety training program.

Technical Knowledge Requirements:
Strategic knowledge of production operations management for quality, yield and cost
Advanced knowledge of plant technical activities through technical study and training
Advanced knowledge of sanitation technology and processes
New equipment implementation through vendor facilitation and training
Advanced industry related courses and vendor trade shows
Completion of HCC internal technical training programs
Software program proficiency in: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Qualifications: Education & Work Experience
Bachelors and/or Advanced Degree in a related science field or 6-8 years of related/advanced work.
Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands 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 disability to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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