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Sanitation Supervisor

Newburyport, MA


The Sanitation Supervisor is responsible for supervising the implementation of the Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program throughout the manufacturing plant.  This position is the technical liaison between the plant, Headquarters, sanitation chemical company, and third party sanitation providers (where applicable).

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  1. Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate sanitation operating procedures and training that meets the requirements of the Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program. 
    1. Result:  Compliance to the Dianne’s Fine Desserts Quality Management System and Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program.
    2. Measurements:  Documented sanitation work instructions, checklists, training documentation, training validation, and sanitation system audit for compliance to program.
  2. Provide leadership and training for production personnel to complete production line and facility sanitation as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule, Daily Tasks, Maintenance Work Schedule, and Production Schedule.
    1. Result:  Trained and organized workforce who is qualified to perform sanitation duties as outlined in the Master Sanitation Schedule, Daily Tasks, Sanitation Work Instructions.
    2. Measurements:  Daily task checklists, Daily line inspection reports, ATP swabs, equipment microbial swabs, Sanitation audit scores, finished product microbiological test results, and Food Safety Index.
  3. Technical liaison between factory personnel, sanitation chemical supplier, Quality Assurance, and third party sanitation provider (where applicable). 
    1. Result:  Efficient use of labor and chemicals to meet the requirements of the Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program.  Proper tools and supplies to clean efficiently.
    2. Measurements:  Cleaning efficiencies, chemical costs, labor costs, ATP swabs, compliance to Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program.
  4.  Create a safe working environment for personnel working in sanitation, maintain chemical safety procedures and MSDS’s, work with chemical supplier to provide chemical handling training, provide leadership in enhancing chemical training beyond what chemical supplier provides, and meet all requirements of Dianne’s Fine Desserts Environmental, Health, and Safety program.  Create a structured, orderly chemical storage and sanitation supply area in the factory.
    1. Result:  Compliance to OHSA regulations and Environmental, Health, and Safety program.  In addition, a safe working environment and safe employees.
    2. Measurements:  Safety TIR, 5 S audits, Accident data.
  5. Review the effectiveness of the Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program on an annual basis for effectiveness.
    1. Result:  Continuous improvement for the sanitation program at the factory level.
    2. Measurements: Revised procedures, documented sanitation program enhancements, Sanitation audits.
  6. Participate in the GFSI/FSC22000 yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures & corrective actions

Associates Degree in Food Science or Equivalent
A minimum of 5 years experience in food manufacturing and 2 years of supervisory experience is required.
Certified Sanitarian or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer preferred.
Knowledge of HACCP, Microbiology, Sanitation, Chemical Safety, Pest Control, and Quality Systems.
Experience working in unionized work environment. 
Flexibility in work schedule.
Bilingual in Spanish, Good Communication skills, Hands on Attitude, Assertive Professional Manner, Self Motivated, Good Leadership Skills, Excellent Statistical and Analytical problem solving skills.
Must be a team player and possess good coaching skills. 
Must be able to develop work instructions and documentation.
Must exhibit good training skills.
Must have good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point.
Understand and comply with government regulations relating to OHSA, FDA, USDA, and EPA.
Check the competency model that applies to this job: Manager/Supervisor X  Technical/Professional

Immediate Supervisor (title) : Sanitation Manager
Subordinates (titles): Sanitation Group Leader(s)on shift;  Hourly Employees (15 FTE)
Other Job Titles Reporting to the Same Immediate Supervisor:
Sanitation Team Leaders 1st & 2nd shifts


Responsible for providing input for an compliance with the sanitation budget, safety goals, quality goals, compliance to Dianne’s Fine Desserts Sanitation Program, compliance to government regulations, audit performance.  This position may or may not have a direct reporting sanitation crew.  Some factories may not have dedicated sanitation crews where all production employees are responsible for sanitation.


Demonstrated Mathematical skills and organizational skills needed. 
Ability to develop process flow diagrams and apply statistical techniques to plant problems.
Written By: Approved by: Date:
Edward Harriman 
Kevin Griffin


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