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Sanitation Supervisor

Requisition ID 37862
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI


Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

The importance of product safety cannot be understated, and sanitation plays a critical role in our ability to deliver safe, high-quality food and pharmaceutical products to our customers. The Sanitation Supervisor will maintain and further build robust and effective Sanitation programs at our Rothschild., WI manufacturing plant.

What would you do?

  • Act & operate with safety top of mind at all times in keeping with Kerry’s “Safety First, Quality Always” value; incorporate human safety and environmental sustainability into Sanitation activities.
  • In alignment with regulatory, Kerry, and customer requirements, directly plan, organize, implement, lead, and monitor all Sanitation Programs including:
  • Cleaning & Sanitation (C&S) of factory equipment (routine and non-routine), production areas (routine and unplanned events), drains, etc.
  • Maintain site Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and ensure it is effective
  • Lead site Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP), including: routine & investigatory swabbing programs, KPI/metric results reporting, data trending, and taking action to correct unfavorable results and prevent recurrence
  • Pest control program for the facility in partnership with an external service provider
  • Serve as primary contact with C&S chemical supplier.
  • Glass & Brittle plastics inventory & inspection.
  • Directly manage a team of Sanitation Technicians (including scheduling, timekeeping, employee training, performance reviews, hiring, etc.). Perform or assist with C&S duties as needed.
  • Develop, write, and implement Sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs) & work instructions.
  • Maintain, review/approve, and organize on file all records related to Sanitation programs and documentation of Sanitation activities.
  • Independently collect, organize, analyze and trend data related to Sanitation activities; develop/adopt continuous improvement initiatives for Sanitation programs.
  • Partner cross-functionally with local plant teams (including QA, QC, Production, Process Technology, Maintenance, Engineering, etc.) and external teams (Global Sanitation, Food Safety, etc.) to investigate issues and develop solutions executed.
  • Perform root cause analysis to address negative trends or nonconformities; determine & implement corrective/preventive actions.
  • Advise on C&S considerations and sanitary design principles for new product introductions, new equipment, management of change proposals, etc.
  • Monitor inventory levels & ordering for C&S chemicals to ensure adequate supply to support operations.
  • Collaborate with HSE on chemical usage, PPE, wastewater impacts related to Sanitation activities, etc.
  • Understand, adhere to, and champion GMP and Food Safety principles throughout the facility.
  • Participate in audits (including Kerry internal, regulatory, customer, certifications, etc.) for topics related to Sanitation programs

What will you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. microbiology, food science, industrial hygiene, chemistry, biology) from an accredited university
  • Equivalent experience consisting of HS diploma/GED plus 5+ years’ experience with direct responsibility for manufacturing Sanitation may be considered.
  • Environmental monitoring for pathogens and sanitary indicators
  • Soil identification & chemical selection
  • C&S verification practices
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire direct reports
  • Ability to affect change through indirect leadership

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .  

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