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Sanitation Team Leader 2nd and 3rd Shift

Newburyport, MA
Dianne's Fine Desserts, Inc. has implemented COVID-19 precautions to create a safer working environment for our employees.



We are offering a Full Time position with competitive benefit package that includes 401k, health, paid time off, and many other benefits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:  Assist the Sanitation Supervisor in all aspects of the Sanitation Department. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:


1.    Works independently taking initiative toward improved standards of cleanliness through hands-on involvement with Sanitation processes
2.    Maintains an active presence on the production floor with Sanitation employees
3.    Facilities operation by supporting workers in their roles
4.    Assists with the training, development and coaching of subordinate assistants
5.    Maintains a clean, safe and sanitary work area
6.    Assures Sanitation equipment is maintained, operational and correctly used
7.    Understands and correctly uses cleaning chemicals safely and efficiently
8.    Ensures Sanitation personnel are using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when required
9.    Ensures and oversees employee breaks occur in a timely manner
10.    Communicates at shift changeovers with Sanitation counterparts any concerns for the dept
11.    Communicates with Production personnel to determine cleaning priorities
12.    Coordinates shift activities to ensure that all schedules are maintained and assignment are completed
13.    Coordinates work efforts when personnel brought in for weekend and shutdown periods 
14.    Cleaning compounds and sanitizing agents shall be identified, held and stored in a manner that protects against contamination of food, food contact surfaces, or food packaging materials
15.    Must be aware of OSHA hazard communication standards and apply this knowledge
      to daily job functions
16.    Completes all necessary paperwork and reports as needed
17.    Assists supervisor with Safety, training, and performance audits
18.    Participates in the GFSI/FSSC22000 yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions
19.    Must adhere to the plant’s HACCP plans
20.    Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
21.    Performs other duties as assigned


1.    Meets with Supervisor of the previous shift on a daily basis to review plant status 
2.    and determine action plan as needed
3.    Able to fill vacant positions and work as needed
4.    Cleans various areas including floors, bathrooms, doors, walls, glass)
5.    Secures all department tools in specified location at the end of the shift
6.    Cleans various items (including equipment, utensils, and buckets)
7.    Assist with  pest control program
8.    Operates corrugated bailing machine and trash compactor
9.    Actively participates in Continues Improvement projects and processes


    01. Must posse’s good interpersonal skills including the ability to work productively and
              consistently with others
    02. Must possess organizational and delegation skills
    03. Must be able to perform job duties at a pace that is consistent with the pace set by the Supervisor of the department         
    04. Must be able to set a pace for job assignments
    05. Possessing excellent listening and comprehension skills
    06. Possessing normal to excellent manual dexterity and motor skills
    07. Ability to do overhead lifting and bending
    08. Possessing good eye-hand coordination
    09. Ability to lift items up to 50 lbs.
    10. Familiarity with OSHA standards
    12. High School diploma or equivalent
    13. Basic computer skills

This position reports directly to the Supervisor and or Manager


 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

1.    Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch and climb stairs
2.    Frequently required to use hands and fingers to, handle, or use objects, tools or controls
3.    Frequently required to reach with hands and arms
4.    Frequent lifting and required to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, Occasionally, something may weigh more than 50 pounds and assistance must be utilized
5.    Ability to do overhead lifting and vending
6.    Possessing normal to excellent manual dexterity and motor skills
7.    Possessing good eye-hand coordination


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
2.    Frequently exposed to cool and /or wet conditions
3.    Noise level usually loud.  Hearing protection is required in designated areas

Dianne’s Fine Desserts– Newburyport reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment

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