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Sanitation Manager

La Quercia Norwalk, IA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

ABOUT LA QUERCIA

La Quercia is a founder-owned, artisan meat manufacturer based in southern Norwalk, Iowa. Our products can be found in high-end retail and foodservice settings.  Our mission is to provide specialty foods that delight and nourish and are sustainably sourced and produced.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Sanitation Supervisor is a key member of the Sanitation team, and responsible for supporting a sanitary manufacturing facility and production equipment. The Sanitation Manager is accountable for keeping the plant in excellent condition in support of our efforts to grow our market share and deliver the financial results that meet our business goals and customer expectations.  Daily work would begin at the end of the first shift production.  The Sanitation Supervisor is expected to be at the facility for the entirety of the shift as well as attend the pre-op meetings at least 2 days per week.

 

SUPERVISORY / DIRECT REPORTS

Day and Nighttime Sanitation technicians.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

•   Technical and mechanical aptitude – Possesses the aptitude and reasoning related to understanding the sanitation and cleaning of all equipment, facilities, and systems.

•   Problem Solving – critical thinker, quickly/accurately assesses issues, applies correct and efficient solutions with to ability follow directions and work from a set schedule.

•   Leadership – Leads by example while working side by side with team.

•   Teammate – Situationally aware, highly organized, keeps pace with sanitation requirements for non-production time periods.  Ability to take direction and formulate a sound solution, while being flexible to changing operational needs and scheduling.

•   Interpersonal Relations – calm under pressure, respectful, clear communicator, appreciates/respects diversity.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

•   Supports the management of activities, chemical supplies, cleaning equipment, cleanliness and sanitation of plant and equipment.

•   Comply with and contribute to the required Master Sanitation schedule and daily sanitation schedule following SSOP’s, with transparency to key team members and decision makers.

•   Serve as point-of-contact for department suppliers.

•   Participate in building professional relationships, networks, and resources to achieve optimum sanitation and production goals.

•   Comply with operation and USDA standards for chemical use, storage, and applications.

•   Maintain sound operational records regarding chemical usages and applications and always audit ready. 

•   Comply with safety program in alignment with established needs, OSHA regulations and related documentation.

•   Identify and communicate to Quality Control Manager regarding ideas that support business needs and goals.

•   Strive for continuous improvement.

•   Essential functions, duties and responsibilities may change with or without advance notice.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT and PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Continuously requires vision and hearing, reading and speaking. Requires walking, standing, sitting, twisting, lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, gripping, balancing, bending, crouching and climbing.  Moving within and around manufacturing facilities, logistical operation areas, warehouses, storage areas, usually occupied by people while machinery is in operation, and under USDA observation.  Frequent use of mechanical and/or technological tools/equipment, manuals/instructional documents, and use of telephone, calculator, printer/copier, audio/video equipment and technologies, computer and software programs. This is not an exhaustive list.

 

Frequent and sustained exposure to slippery surfaces, cold or hot environments; some areas in facility are at a temperature as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Frequent and sustained exposure to chemicals, hazards, food substances, meat products, equipment operations, and noise.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

            EXPERIENCE

•   Proficient level of knowledge, understanding, familiarity, abilities applicable to the use of chemicals regarding cleaning a food manufacturing facility.

•   Knowledge of industry standards for the sanitation of a food manufacturing facility.

•     Excellent time management skills, follow-through, balancing multiple projects, sense of urgency, and task prioritization.

•     Experience training, supervising and or managing a team of sanitation workers.

 

            SKILLS

•     Self-directing, well-organized, works with little or no supervision.

•     Willing and able to learn and master additional skills, knowledge and systems as needed.

•     Take directions and looks for areas of improvements on tasks that are assigned.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

            EXPERIENCE

•     Bilingual, Spanish is a plus.

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

La Quercia prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type in our employment policies, practices, and conditions. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company Description
La Quercia is a founder-owned, artisan meat manufacturer based in southern Norwalk, Iowa. Our products can be found in high-end retail and foodservice settings. Our mission is to provide specialty foods that delight and nourish and are sustainably sourced and produced.

La Quercia

Why Work Here?
Growing company with great benefits with opportunity for personal growth!

La Quercia is a founder-owned, artisan meat manufacturer based in southern Norwalk, Iowa. Our products can be found in high-end retail and foodservice settings. Our mission is to provide specialty foods that delight and nourish and are sustainably sourced and produced.

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Norwalk, IA
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