Sanitation Manager

Current Opening: Sanitation Manager

Department: Technical Services

Reports to: VP Technical Services

Location: San Juan Bautista CA (April – third week of November) and Yuma Arizona (fourth week of November – March)

Summary The Sanitation Manager must possess educational background and technical aptitude as it relates to food plant sanitation programs, chemical handling and Food Safety programs. A general knowledge of Food and environmental microbiological testing as well as preventative measures including sanitary design and automated sanitation and efficiency is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Helps develop and implement strategic sanitation program, policies, plans and processes to ensure that sanitary performance meets True Leaf standards as well as supports Food Safety requirement towards regulatory compliance

  • Manages annual sanitation plan, budget forecast and performance

  • Manage sanitation Chemical supply and inventory

  • Ensure that the plant is cleaned daily and ready to start production on time

  • Maintain a safe work environment by properly implementing the IIPP (Injury Illness Prevention Programs) – Always raise safety awareness for chemical handling and equipment operation with Tag out Lock out training

  • Ensure that the company food safety guidelines are implemented daily

  • Maintain good communication with subordinates, peers and other members of management

  • Train and set safety goals for sanitation crew.

  • Participate in audits, facility inspections and coordinate pre-operational inspection with QC Management

  • Clearly communicate expectation to sanitation employees

Qualifications 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.

Education and/or Experience

Four year college degree in agriculture or science related field, or five years’ experience in vegetable planting, harvesting and/or processing.

Staff Development and Team Building

The Sanitation Manager must have strong supervisory skills and is expected to be firm with applicable program and proactively enforce GMP Standards. Most importantly, the Sanitation manager must be skilled educator and leader with knowledge and practical skill that promotes safe equipment operation and sanitation. Thus, a requirement for this position is the ability to train and develop subordinates in sanitation and food safety programs with firm and cohesive implementation on the floor.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, employees and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities

Must have the knowledge and skills required to work in a fast paced and challenging environment both inside and around the facility as well as receiving and cooling yard.
Bilingual in English/Spanish required.
Must be able to work day and/or afternoon shifts as required by the job.
Knowledge of the GMP, HACCP and Environmental sanitation program is preferred
Experience with third party regulatory agencies such as AIB, Silliker, Primus GFS, SQF California Department of Food and Agriculture, FDA, Davis Fresh, SAI Global Audit scheme preferred.
Other Qualifications

Must be able to relocate to our different processing areas.

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 sit and talk, or hear. Employee must be able to get around in an environment with walkways, machines and other factory equipments. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment 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 exposed to wet and/or cold conditions, uneven walking surfaces and occasionally outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Date:April 2015


Sales & Main Office

19065 Portola Drive
Salinas, CA 93908

Processing Plant

1275 San Justo Road
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

Processing Plant (Winter Season)

2955 S Avenue 2½ E
Yuma, AZ 85365


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