A world leading grower and marketer of peaches, plums, and nectarines employing 1,000. 3 plants and 2 distribution facilities.
Responsible for the effective cleaning and maintaining of the entire processing, packaging, and warehouse areas to ensure the plants are kept in a clean and healthy condition.
Ensures compliance with all company and regulatory product quality standards, sanitation standards, food safety standards, employee safety and environmental standards.
Creates a work environment that reflects a commitment to protecting the health and safety of employees, food safety and quality of products.
Enforces GMP’s and implements HACCP processes and procedures.
Maintains inventory of sanitation chemicals and supplies.
Trains staff on proper usage of sanitation chemicals.
Prepares reports regarding inspections, sanitation violations, and corrective actions taken.
Works closely with management and production personnel on sanitation problems.
Ensures that the plant is cleaned daily and ready to start production on time.
Recommends changes to improve sanitation policies, procedures and standards.
Monitors completed sanitation tasks and cleanliness of plant.
Ensures safety awareness for chemical handling and equipment operation with Tag out Lock out training.
Coordinates with maintenance or others as appropriate to solve sanitation-related problems.
Investigates all issues and apply corrective actions as needed.
Participates in audits, facility inspections and coordinate pre-operational inspection with Refrigeration Management.
Hires, trains, coaches, schedules, disciplines, evaluates, and supervises all technicians and other personnel within a team environment daily.
Creates and maintains a positive working environment to promote employee morale and productivity.
Conducts employee investigations and mediates employee issues and complaints.
Focuses on Continuous Improvement. Looks for ways to improve current processes and procedures, to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Evaluates practices, procedures, equipment and facility to detect and report any unsafe conditions that require immediate corrective action to ensure a safe working environment for all employees.
Assists in accident investigations to discover root causes.
5+ years of sanitation experience in a food manufacturing environment.
2+ years of supervisory experience.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Experience with third party regulatory agencies ( AIB, Silliker, Primus GFS, SQF California Department of Food and Agriculture, FDA, Davis Fresh, SAI Global Audit scheme).
Knowledge of the GMP, HACCP and Environmental sanitation program.
Extensive knowledge of handling various chemicals used in the sanitation process
Reports to: VP of Manufacturing.
Flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays; this is critical to support the needs of the business
Salary: $80-85K, travel reimbursement, Company Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), vacation.