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Sanitation Manager

Reading, PA
Role Description

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

Start Date: ASAP

The Sanitation Manager position is responsible for all activities related to food sanitation in a powder infant formula manufacturing and packaging environment. This manager plays a pivotal role in establishing and documenting a formal, fully compliant sanitation program.

Role Responsibilities
  • Schedule and manage sanitation team to ensure plant operations meet mandatory sanitation requirements for machinery, equipment, and facility.
  • Train sanitation and plant employees to achieve and maintain sanitation objectives.
  • Build and maintain a Master Sanitation Schedule and related documentation.
  • Meet cleaning frequencies established in the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Make recommendations for improvements and lead improvement teams.
  • Maintain chemical inventory quantities on an ongoing basis and interact with the chemical supplier for advice on training or issues related to sanitation.
  • Participate in the development and auditing of SSOP's.
  • Strictly enforce safety and GMP policies and maintain superior plant cleanliness.
  • Responsible for maintaining site cleaning validation program.
  • Responsible for maintaining site Pest Management Program, liaise with pest management contractor.
  • Responsible for maintaining site contractors / vendors activities as it relates to quality / facility GMP adherence.
  • Responsible for monitoring site waste removal program.
  • Responsible for monitoring equipment and material receipt into the manufacturing facility.
  • Lead site sanitation related non-conformities and investigations.
  • Helps develop and implement strategic sanitation program, policies, plans and processes to ensure that sanitary performance meets cGMP / SQF standards as well as supports Food Safety requirement towards regulatory compliance.
  • Participate in audits, facility inspections and pre-operational inspections.
  • Maintains all CIP systems including all documentation.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
  • Knowledge of the GMP, HACCP and Environmental sanitation program is preferred.
  • Experience with third party regulatory agencies such as GFSI, SQF and FDA, preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with CIP & COP process.
  • Four-year college degree in food science or science related field, or five years' experience working in food / pharmaceutical manufacturing and experience with facility and equipment cleaning and sanitation.
    Physical Requirements
  • This job requires the employee to be able to handle chemical storage containers utilizing lift equipment.

Regulatory Requirements
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.

In this role, you will be eligible for a discretionary performance based annual cash bonus and to participate in our company's equity program, plus our robust medical, dental, vision, retirement, and other benefits.