Job Reference Code: WP-1017
Location: Southern Wisconsin - not Milwaukee
Salary: $78,000 + 5% bonus potential
Last Updated: 08/21/2019
Our services have been retained to recruit a SANITATION MANAGER for a new plant start-up in medium size Southern Wisconsin community (moderate cost-of-living, good schools, healthy economy and superior quality of life). Our client is an emerging, national multi-plant producer of aseptic and low-acid drinks. Facility presently employs 55-60 hourly with projected growth to around 80 by Winter and 150+ in Summer 2020.

This newly created role reports to the QA Director and leads team of 16-17 sanitation personnel. As a member of the Aseptic Beverage Technical Services department, it is the Sanitation Manager responsibility to drive all master sanitation activities while leading a team of hourly individuals. The cleanliness of the machines and facility is a number one priority, this individual must have exceptional beverage sanitation experience to eliminate all bacteria strains and environmental factors that can cause poor product quality. Extensive knowledge of HACCP, SQF, aseptic industry standards, and knowing what it takes to produce quality results, will be key to your success. And providing food safety and quality assurance related activities in a manner that supports the operations at the plant.

Description of Responsibilities: • Responsible for scheduling staff to assure all sanitation requirements are covered on every shift. • Responsible for flashlight audits used to verify all plant sanitation activities are complete and thorough and to assure all lines are ready for the following day’s production. • Responsible for assuring all Sanitation staff are working in a safe manner and are using proper PPE during their activities. • Supervise staff to ensure proper concentrations of chemicals and temperatures are reached to maintain an effective cleaning. • Assures that all lines are cleared with ATP and Allergen swabs at the end of each CIP cycle. • Develops and maintains Master Sanitation schedule and completes daily Sanitation Recap report at the end of each shift. • In conjunction with the QA Director, maintain and develop cleaning procedures for all equipment, lines, areas, etc., to provide effective and efficient of job performance. • Ensure all cleaning equipment and tools are maintained for peak performance and effective cleaning. • Required to report any apparent issues and recommendations to QA Director as they occur. • Provide support and work in conjunction with Production Supervisors to ensure all changeovers are completed properly with exceptional sanitary results. • Study and provide technical assistance to QA Director for continually improving methodologies and programs. • Provide support and contribute in troubleshooting any QA related issues. • Perform or instruct reports to perform any requested task given by QA Director, or Director of Operations. • Make recommendations to QA Director/ Director of Operations of personnel training needs/requirements.

Required Qualifications : • College degree preferred but not required • Minimum 7+ years’ experience in sanitation, with 5 years’ experience working with master sanitation within an aseptic, low-acid or dairy manufacturing environment. • Previous experience supervising employees • Working knowledge and experience with CIP fundamentals (Chemical Conc./Flow Rates/Time/Temp) • Ability to communicate verbally and with email to management regarding Sanitation issues and solutions. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment • Ability to comprehend and execute written SSOP’s • Ability to investigate sanitation issues, identify root causes and develop and implement solutions. • Ability to use lab equipment to swab lines for ATP and Allergen residues • Food Safety, GMPs

Salary in the $75-78,000 base range with 5% bonus potential, relocation assistance, competitive benefits and challenge. Please send resume if any interest or questions. This is immediate need! Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Phyllis Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-889-1025 – off 417-860-5608 - cell