Sanitation Supervisor in New Glarus, WI at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 6/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

Summary

Supervises and coordinates activities concerned with cleaning and sanitizing the manufacturing facility and equipment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate leaders.  Responsibilities include determining the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Sanitation department.  Completes documentation and carries out responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures.

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.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

 

Safety:

  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to management; complete accident investigations.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Monitor work environment for general food safety hazards such as condensation monitoring, etc.

 

Leadership

  • Build and support a culture at the plant which values Personnel Safety and Food Safety.
  • Must demonstrate the Jack Link’s Values: Be Real - Relationship Driven – Stewardship - Speed Matters - Self Discipline - Show Awesome Character.
  • Build and support a culture of openness and accountability within (and outside) the assigned department.
  • Demonstrate professionalism; encourage and insist on positive attitudes and behaviors from team members.
  • Discuss work goals vs. actual output with employees to motivate and engage employees to assure targets are met.
  • Encourage employee initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort & achievement.
  • Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.

 

Communication

  • Communicate with peers, subordinates, and leaders in an effective, timely manner.
  • Keep management informed daily of problems incurred during the shift.
  • Communication to and for the team.
  • Confer with appropriate personnel to coordinate activities between departments.
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.

 

 

 

 

Personnel

  • Follow good manufacturing practices and HACCP training, along with company pre-requisite programs, SOP’s, and SSOP’s.
  • Ensure that all employees are adequately and properly trained in safety, sanitation procedures, chemical handling, and GMP’s, etc.
  • Enforce all safety rules and company policies.
  • Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.
  • Implement and monitor training for new hires & continuing training of current team members.
  • Maintain attendance records, counsel employees with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.
  • Appraise work performance: conduct appropriate reviews for team members; give coaching/discipline as appropriate in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.
  • Provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.
  • Direct cleaning of equipment and work areas facilities and equipment:
    • Examines production schedules to estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
    • Coordinates work schedule and work procedures to meet production schedules.                                      
    • Analyzes and resolves problems, or assists employees in solving problems.
    • Ensures cleaning requirements are achieved in a timely manner enabling pre-op inspection and set-up to begin on time.      
  • Inspect facility and equipment for conformity to plant HACCP and SSOP’s policies & procedures.
  • Perform routine preoperational swab testing.  Establish or adjust cleaning procedures as needed.  Increase or decrease swabbing schedule according to tests results.  Distribute test results weekly.
  • Confer daily with company preoperational inspectors on sanitation deficiencies.  Assign workers to resolve deficiencies immediately.       
  • Investigate sanitation issues and work to identify root cause and corrective actions. 
  • Walk preoperational inspection with USDA inspector and company inspector.  Ensure all deficiencies are resolved immediately.          
  • Confer daily with management and production personnel on sanitation related mechanical problems.  Recommend modifications to equipment, plant layout, lighting, ventilation, or work practices to improve sanitation standards and food safety.
  • Inspect facility grounds as necessary; may assist maintenance department with snow and ice removal.
  • Maintains all sanitation related records including chemical usage and cost, monthly task completion calendar, weekly supply inventory, daily water usage readings, and weekly duct sock changes.
  • Respond to USDA Noncompliance Records regarding preoperational sanitation deficiencies.  Establish or adjust work procedures to resolve deficiencies and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Route reports and records to designated plant personnel.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen.
  • Regular attendance is essential.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Duties

  • Direct cleaning of equipment and work areas facilities and equipment:
    • Examines production schedules to estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
    • Coordinates work schedule and work procedures to meet production schedules.                                      
    • Analyzes and resolves problems, or assists employees in solving problems.
    • Ensures cleaning requirements are achieved in a timely manner enabling pre-op inspection and set-up to begin on time.      
  • Inspect facility and equipment for conformity to plant HACCP and SSOP’s policies & procedures.
  • Perform routine preoperational swab testing.  Establish or adjust cleaning procedures as needed.  Increase or decrease swabbing schedule according to tests results.  Distribute test results weekly.
  • Confer daily with company preoperational inspectors on sanitation deficiencies.  Assign workers to resolve deficiencies immediately.       
  • Investigate sanitation issues and work to identify root cause and corrective actions. 
  • Walk preoperational inspection with USDA inspector and company inspector.  Ensure all deficiencies are resolved immediately.          
  • Confer daily with management and production personnel on sanitation related mechanical problems.  Recommend modifications to equipment, plant layout, lighting, ventilation, or work practices to improve sanitation standards and food safety.
  • Inspect facility grounds as necessary; may assist maintenance department with snow and ice removal.
  • Maintains all sanitation related records including chemical usage and cost, monthly task completion calendar, weekly supply inventory, daily water usage readings, and weekly duct sock changes.
  • Respond to USDA Noncompliance Records regarding preoperational sanitation deficiencies.  Establish or adjust work procedures to resolve deficiencies and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Route reports and records to designated plant personnel.


General

  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen.
  • Regular attendance is essential.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior knowledge of food processing and related equipment helpful.
  • Working knowledge of sanitation processes and chemicals strongly preferred

Language Skills/ Mathematical Skills/ Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents such as technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs i.e.: Word, Excel, Outlook

Schedule:

Rotating days from 9:30pm - 6:00am

 

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VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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