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Sanitation Supervisor

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Location: Burlington, IA, United States
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Shearer's is a privately held producer, leading co-manufacturer, and distributor of quality snack foods sold under private labels across the nation. Ranking number one in private brand and contract manufactured salty snacks, as well as the number two supplier of private brand cookies and crackers in North America, you love our products, although you may not be familiar with our name! We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to embrace significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at

At Shearer's, we provide the safest environment possible for our employees by providing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), frequent and thorough sanitation practices, social distancing, daily temperature checks, as well as virtual interviewing options. Safety is our absolute priority.

Sanitation Supervisor

This position supervises the safe and timely cleaning of the food manufacturing facility and equipment in accordance with all Company, Customer, Certification and Regulatory requirements and supports facility compliance with records verification. The Sanitation Supervisor partners with other areas of the operation and external vendors to coordinate and continuously improve the facility Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This position supervises dedicated and, in some locations, voluntary sanitation personnel from all shifts of the operation and evaluates the effectiveness of employees executing the MSS and IPM with emphasis for safety, food safety, quality, and efficiency. Continuous improvement to the application of sanitation and pest programs is achieved with coaching and mentoring of individuals or teams to develop talent for the assigned tasks. Appreciating and conveying the core values of the company through daily behavior is key.

Your Seat at the Table

Efficiently coordinate team members to consistently create an environment suitable for the manufacture of human food and deliver operational performance goals by:
• Coordinating cross-functionally the MSS and IPM schedules and needs
• Planning, launching and modifying work schedules, assignments, and sanitation sequences to meet performance standards and MSS requirements
• Supervising, verifying and modifying the actions of employees engaged in cleaning and sanitizing the manufacturing facility to achieve optimal performance and sanitary effectiveness
• Utilizing metrics/data to evaluate, report and improve sanitation procedures, processes and efficiencies
• Developing and implementing sanitation improvement plans (equipment, people, process) to enhance sanitation systems and align with key performance targets
• Utilizing standard work processes to ensure repeatable performance
• Monitoring chemical inventories and sanitation equipment to ensure hazardous materials and/or wastes are handled properly
• Inspecting sanitation equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
• Serving as the facility contact and support for external resources such as chemical vendors, IPM contractors and waste collectors
• Supporting policy compliance, procedure execution and records collection to ensure consistently successful audits and inspections

What you bring to the table
• High school or equivalent degree required; a two-year technical or bachelor's degree is preferred
• 2+ years of experience in a sanitation management or supervision role, preferably in the food processing industry
• RCA/CAPA experience
• Food Safety training or certifications such as HACCP, PCQI, SQF, BRC
• Chemical management, application, and safe handling practices
• Knowledge of techniques for maximizing the balance of production, maintenance and sanitation for a manufacturing operation
• Computer skills such as Excel, Word, Power Point, Share Point, Email, and data management programs such as Access, Cleanz, Maintenance Connect or other comparable system
• Time management skills; personal and team
• Organizational skills; personal and team
• Decision-making skills
• Mechanical aptitude for proper assembly, use and repair of equipment and communication with equipment vendors
• Ability to work within an integrated operating enterprise
• Ability to manage hourly team members in executing complex programs
• Ability to work a variable schedule

We Offer a Feast of Benefits
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace because at Shearer's, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is your invitation to apply now!

3000 Mount Pleasant Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601

Note: Shearer's does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Shearer's is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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