Sanitation Coordinator

Sanitation coordinators are responsible for all activities involved in maintaining the cleanliness of their assigned production area. They are responsible for the day-to-day execution of a sanitation team and coordinate their activities using a master sanitation schedule. Sanitation coordinators also perform daily monitoring to ensure compliance with quality, health and safety standards.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Direct all daily sanitation activities within the processing plant
  • Assist in the cleaning of all infrastructure, weigh feeders and all parts of equipment
  • Maintain daily, weekly and monthly sanitation records
  • Investigate any issues and recommend/complete corrective actions
  • Work in conjunction with other departments on sanitation tasks
  • Follow food safety and health requirements
  • Oversee the dismantling, cleaning, reassembly and sanitizing of equipment and utensils in the plant environment
  • Facilitate spills and leaks policy
  • Develop, implement, validate and make adjustments to master sanitation schedules
  • Provide initial and annual training on proper sanitation practices
  • Ensure proper usage of chemicals and tools
  • Lead, train and provide constructive feedback to the sanitation team members
  • Monitor and assure maintenance of sanitation equipment
  • Interact with third-party auditors to facilitate food safety audits within the plant
  • Coordinate the services of contractors and external cleaning crews

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education, especially animal science
  • mathematics
  • Spanish
  • biology
  • chemistry

Education/Training Required:

A high school diploma is required, and an associate degree in business operations, food safety or agricultural business is preferred. Typically experience working as a sanitation technician is required prior to becoming a coordinator.

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