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Sanitation Supervisor

Requisition ID 31837
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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.

Key responsibilities

  • Ability to troubleshoot and be proactive concerning CIP systems. 
  • Perform regular follow-up on application of CIP and Sanitation schedules.
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining sanitation procedures and programs.
  • Optimize sanitation SOPs to achieve a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency as well as a lower environmental impact.
  • Monitoring adherence to sanitation program policies and procedures in the plant and reports discrepancies to plant management.
  • Conduct annual audit of the sanitation SOPs.
  • Conduct daily sanitation GMP inspections of the facility and participates in the annual review.
  • Responsible for Plant and production equipment cleaning and record keeping.
  • Ensure upkeep and following of the Master Sanitation schedule.
  • Perform sanitation requirements in accordance with company needs.
  • Promote improvement efforts in sanitation.
  • Work with Production to review all sanitation training programs to ensure they are understood and completed by fellow sanitation personnel and/or production personnel in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Make suggestions regarding improved techniques for the control of plant cleanliness.
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of the sanitation department to maximize productivity while maintaining quality.
  • Train and supervise sanitation personnel.
  • Train all employees in sanitation SOPs, as well as, conduct refresher training to ensure employees are trained on updates and modification to SOPs.
  • Meet with new employees that perform critical SOPs as part of their job and discuss the importance of this activity and how to adequately perform it.
  • Adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Prepare corrective actions/preventive actions for sanitation related items found during the daily GMP walk.
  • Participate in root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action plans on any event that could be caused by/related to sanitation.
  • Responsible for procuring chemicals and maintaining plant relationship with chemical products supplier to ensure timely and effective technical support.
  • General support of plant production and quality assigned by plant leadership.
  • Attend all safety meetings, report any safety incidents/accidents and understand and follow all Company and Plant Safety policies and Procedures.
  • Train in the HACCP program in order to identify critical steps and other instructions critical to effective implementation and maintenance of the Food safety Plan.
  • Support for the SQF System.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum of 2-3 years Sanitation or Quality related experience in a food production environment.
  • HACCP certified.
  • Experience in the beverage industry.
  • Leader experience in a food manufacturing/aseptic beverage environment strongly preferred.
  • Technical education or degree in food science, chemistry or engineering.

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 .

Nearest Major Market: Savannah

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