Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Sanitation Manager

    Job Locations US-MS-Oakland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/25/2018 9:14 AM)
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    Regular Full-Time
    Third Shift
  • Overview

    Accountable for planning, directing, coordinating and managing the employees work activities and resources necessary for the sanitation process and manufacturing products during the 3rd shift of operation. This includes supervision of Sanitation Supervisors, sanitarians, janitors, all contracted and company staff on the shift, including successful employee transitions from plant manufacturing to sanitation and sanitation to plant manufacturing. These duties are to be performed in accordance with established occupational safety, food safety, quality, cost, and quantity specifications. The individual in this role must be comfortable working proactively and independently in a fast paced environment that is subject to long hours (routinely 10+ hours) including evenings and on-call status.


    • Ensure 100% compliance with Master Sanitation Schedule


    •  Develop and enforce plant Sanitation Standard Operation Procedures (SSOPS); maintain SQF Policies and procedures and the Sanitation Manual 
    • Develops and manages budget and cost control performance indicators. 
    • Determines staffing requirements and plans for the appropriate selection, training, and evaluation of all personnel within Production and Packing operations.


    • Provides for the safety of all personnel by strict observance of safety rules and regulations.


    • Act as liaison with federal and state agencies to ensure plant compliance and regulatory issues.


    • Compile and generate period Sanitation Audit results, SQF audit result and environmental data to management


    • Ensure approved chemicals and processes for all Sanitation functions and SSOP’s are followed at all times.


    • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.


    • Maintain Daily Sanitation documentation to verify sanitation activities.


    • Documents corrective action for all deficiencies noted on SQF, pre-operational and corporate audits


    • Directs training and indoctrination of workers to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures.


    • Confers with other management, engineering, and quality control personnel to resolve production problems and recommends measures to improve upon the operations and utilization of machines and equipment.


    • Confers with workers' representatives to resolve grievances.


    • Prepares department budget and monitors expenditure of funds in budget.


    • Prepares and maintains efficiency and variance reports to monitor daily KPI


    • Plan and manage the execution of sanitation processes including the master sanitation clean-up schedule, chemical inventory levels, permits, licenses, applications and records and in compliance with Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Master Sanitation Schedule, occupational safety and organic integrity requirements.


    • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.


    • Through coordination with other departments, ensures that the facility is prepared for cleaning by ensuring there is an effective shut down and startup of the production process while maintaining the compliance on the sanitation processes.


    • Recommend and/or manages continuous improvement in a way that engages employees and functional partners in systematic, effective and collaborative manner.


    • Spends approximately 80% of time on the production floor engaging with employees and overseeing plant operations.


    (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent from a four-year College or technical school or equivalent experience and education; 3-5 years production or related experience in a USDA food manufacturing facility.


    Language Ability:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


    Math Ability:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills:

    Word processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Contact Management


    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Supervisors and indirectly supervises other employees in the Production and Processing Departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



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


    While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

    The noise level in the environment is moderate.


    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 disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds and up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.




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