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Supervisor Sanitation (Waukesha) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Manufacturing/Operations  
Location Waukesha, WI Plant  
Req Number MAN-18-00392  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Directs and supervises the cleaning of plant production equipment and facility to meet food safety requirements as required by federal, state, and local regulations and by FDA to meet customer quality and safety standards. Also directs and supervises the Plant Pest Control Program. Ensures employees follow Company policies and procedures. Ensures that sanitation, quality and department efficiencies are maintained at or above standards. Supports the commitment and continual improvement to Food Safety and Quality programs. Plan, schedule, organize and delegate sanitation needs. Ensure that department is staffed properly to sanitize equipment and facility. Ensure that employees are trained to perform the job to which they are assigned. Administer work rules and company policies in a fair and consistent manner. Sanitize in accordance with SOP's, HACCP, GMP, EPA, and OSHA requirements and product specifications. Evaluate and update the Sanitation Department procedure manual and Master Sanitation Schedule to reflect changes in equipment design, new equipment, or changes in the cleaning process. Conduct training to reflect changes. Train, coach and motivate employees. Maintain attendance record of employees. Administer employee discipline for attendance and performance deficiencies. Ensure that all required records are accurate and completed in a timely manner. Review Sanitation records, CIP charts, CIP flow rates and chemical concentrations for accuracy. Respond to findings from internal and external audits and inspections. Conduct routine daily post cleaning inspections and microbiological sampling. Maintain program of Inventorying & Ordering cleaning chemicals, cleaning equipment and replacement parts for the Sanitation Department. Evaluate effectiveness of Pest Control program, Office Cleaning Services and Chemical Supplier programs. Solve problems requiring immediate and decisive action. Investigate and determine through root cause of problems. Interact with support departments. Complete or check work orders for equipment repairs. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Position Requirements Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. 2+ supervisory experience in a food processing plant, preferably in a unionized environment. Must be able to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing using electronic media, telephone and direct contact with internal and external personnel. Bi-lingual (English / Spanish) abilities is a plus.  

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