Sanitation Team Lead (Mon-Thurs 8p-5:30a) in Mankato, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mankato, MN
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/27/2018

Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks 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

The incumbent assists and coordinates activities concerned with all Sanitation operations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Ensures the cleaning and sanitizing of all production equipment, production areas, and facility. Confirms readiness for morning inspection by QA and USDA. 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 the supervisor.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Monitor work environment for general food safety hazards such as condensation monitoring, etc.

 Leadership

  • 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.
  • Support a culture of openness and accountability within (and outside) the assigned department.
  • Set an example by demonstrating professionalism; encourage and insist on positive attitudes and behaviors from team members.
  • Encourage employee initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort & achievement.
  • Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.
  • Adhere to all company personnel policies.

  

Communication

  • Report chemical equipment malfunctions to Sanitation Supervisor/Manager immediately.
  • Communicate with peers, subordinates, and leaders in an effective, timely manner.
  • Continuously collaborate with Sanitation Supervisor/Manager to communicate:  daily production expectations, directives and schedules, challenges and problems that arise, protocol and schedule changes, personnel issues. 
  • Keep supervisor informed daily of problems incurred during the shift.
  • Communication to and for the team.
  • Confer with appropriate personnel to coordinate activities between departments.
  • Work with QA personnel to ensure all standards are met.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate team member training and morale building with the supervisor.  Training includes proper machine training and documentation.
  • Continuously provide cross training and skill development to staff in order to build bench strength.
  • Address employee concerns and coach employees on proper behaviors and performance.
  • Contribute to the employee performance appraisal process by providing behavior and performance feedback to the supervisor.
  • Ensure team members are properly attired and ready to start promptly at start time, and after authorized breaks.
  • Encourage personnel to stay productive, even during down times.
  • Clearly communicate work assignments, directives, and expected outcomes with Sanitation personnel.
  • Ensure all equipment is operational for shift start-up (i.e., belts and other equipment reassembled).
  • Understand and perform all procedures to set-up, and perform minor adjustments of machinery.
  • Understand and perform all procedures to correctly and efficiently produce product in accordance with company and regulatory standards. 
  • Assist the Sanitation Supervisor/Manager to document all process and procedures in SOP format. 
  • Perform production paperwork, and control procedures with complete accuracy.
  • Proper and timely cleaning and sanitation of all processing areas within acceptable levels consistent with company and USDA guidelines.
  • Keep all chemical containers properly labeled at all times.
  • Fill out Pre-Op inspection sheets daily.
  • 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

  • Ensure all equipment is operational for shift start-up (i.e., belts and other equipment reassembled).
  • Understand and perform all procedures to set-up, and perform minor adjustments of machinery.
  • Understand and perform all procedures to correctly and efficiently produce product in accordance with company and regulatory standards. 
  • Assist the Sanitation Supervisor/Manager to document all process and procedures in SOP format. 
  • Perform production paperwork, and control procedures with complete accuracy.
  • Proper and timely cleaning and sanitation of all processing areas within acceptable levels consistent with company and USDA guidelines.
  • Keep all chemical containers properly labeled at all times.
  • Fill out Pre-Op inspection sheets daily.
  • 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.


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

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Language Skills/ Mathematical Skills/ Reasoning Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and/or maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Basic verbal and written communication skills in English. (Depending on location, {English- Spanish} Bi-lingual may be required.)  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 Computer Skills

Working knowledge of computers and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite helpful.

 Physical Demands

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Physical Demands

 

Lift/Carry

 

Stand

C (Constantly)

Up to 10 lbs

C (Constantly)

Walk

C (Constantly)

Up to 25 lbs

C (Constantly)

Sit

O (Occasionally)

Up to 50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Use hands to finger, handle, or feel

C (Constantly)

Up to 100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Reach with hands and arms

C (Constantly)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Bend, kneel, squat, or crawl

O (Occasionally)

Push/Pull

 

Climb or Balance

O (Occasionally)

Up to 10 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Talk or Hear

C (Constantly)

Up to 25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Taste or Smell

N (Not Applicable)

Up to 50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

 

 

Up to 100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

 

 

Over 100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

 

Other Physical Requirements

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Earplugs and/or hearing protection
  • Hairnet
  • Beard-net
  • Protective eyewear
  • Cut resistant gloves
  • Slip resistant boots
  • Splash (face) guard
  • Chemical resistant outerwear

 Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions, and exposed to moderate cold (35-55 degrees), and the noise level is usually loud. Flooring can be very slippery at times.

 

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

 

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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