• Sanitation Manager

    Job Locations US-IA-Norway
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    **When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.





    Responsible for the overall cleanliness of facilities, including designated offices, cafeteria/break rooms, childcare center, gymnasium, warehouse and operations.



    • Provide leadership and direction to sanitation and janitorial teams in a 24/7 environment in the cleaning and sanitizing of food processing equipment, production areas, warehouse and general use areas across two plants.
    • Provides guidance to engineering, quality, and production on sanitary design.
    • Hires and trains sanitation team.
    • Asseses and mitigates food safety risks in current operation including maintenance and construction activities.
    • Continuously evaluate methodologies and technologies that improve sanitation effectiveness.
    • Responsible for ordering and maintaining all sanitation related equipment, chemicals, and supplies.
    • Ensure effective cleaning through proper training, ATP swabs, and visual inspection.
    • Trains team on chemical manufactures recommendation for application and dilution of cleaning chemicals.
    • Ensure proper documentation for all activities and tasks.
    • Make recommendations to senior management on technical certifications, classes or other resources as needed to increase organization effectivesnessorks safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training.
    • Manages detailed cleaning tasks as per production schedule and master sanitation schedules.
    • Manages the preparation and execution of sanitation audits.
    • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing, and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, and SQF requirements.
    • Other duties may be assigned.



    Directly supervises sanitation employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    Takes responsibility for safety within department and actively assesses hazards in their department and finds solutions to those hazards.


    Reinforces a safety culture: leads by example, reminds employees to work safely, praises good behavior and safe practices, encourages suggestions, communicates consequences for unsafe acts, holds employees accountable, disciplines employees when warranted.



    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.



    Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) in operations management or related field, from a college or university; and 5 to 10 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Industrial sanitation experience in the food, dairy, pharmaceutical, meat processing or related industry required.



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or simple governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, or procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions where a certain degree of tact and discretion is needed.



    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to comprehend basic production, financial or scientific principles. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, run reports, and analyze and apply that information to make practical, day-to-day business decisions.



    • Strong leadership presence, including the ability to champion change and influence others.Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
    • Good organizational skills, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work within team concept.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs; familiarity with other business software and MRP systems.



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


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



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


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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