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Sanitation & Quality Supervisor - Seattle, WA

Requisition ID 37805
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

Our Seattle, WA location is part of our Liquid Beverage division and creates syrups and sweet sauce variations for Kerry customers and brands. You’ll be working in a state-of-the-art facility with a team that’s committed to helping each other succeed in their roles though structured training with committed and engaged leadership. Are you looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with? With our engagement program, volunteer days and energetic culture, we might be the team for you. 


The Sanitation & Quality Supervisor will be responsible for the plant and production equipment cleaning, chemical handling, pest control, building and grounds cleaning and upkeeping of the facility. Provide leadership and guidance to sanitation operators, as well as Quality Technicians, and Production Operators. Overall assurance of food safety and quality principles.

What would you do?

  • Lead the implementation, verification, and validation of all SSOPs.
  • Support the implementation and development of metrics for successful sanitation, pest control, and other Quality programs.
  • Lead and oversee the maintenance and improvement of the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Lead and promote capability to all employees conducting sanitation activities. This involves organization, training, motivation, and methodology development.
  • Direct and coordinate all daily sanitation activities within the plant, including common areas, grounds, and surroundings. 
  • Focus on Sanitation optimization and continuous improvement. 
  • Supervise and support the plant Quality Technicians and sanitation operators. Align with QATM to provide objectives and development plans to improve skill sets and support ongoing career development.
  • Monitor programs and procedures to comply with customer, corporate, and regulatory requirements for quality and food safety. 
  • Support the development and training of Quality and Plant personnel in program/procedure requirements.  Programs and procedures will include, but are not limited to: HACCP, SQF, GMPs, SSSOPs. 
  • Lead and foster the use of root cause analysis to determine permanent corrective actions in support of improving quality programs.
  • Support the change management process. Ensure that sanitation is incorporated into all changes introduced into the plant.
  • Support and lead Quality and production crew meetings and trainings, as needed.
  • Complete other duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Interact with third-party auditors to facilitate food safety audits within the plant.
  • Oversee chemical inventory. 

What will you need to be successful?

  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, or other related degree.
  • At least 3 years food plant experience.
  • Sanitation experience.
  • Regulatory understanding.
  • Knowledge of microbiology preferred (product and environmental).
  • Understanding of production processing.
  • HACCP Knowledge and understanding (Certification preferred).
  • Audit skills (Internal, QS, Supplier, Customer Audit Facilitator).

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: Seattle

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