Sanitation Supervisor

Lansing, IL
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  • Oversee implementation of the sanitation program and ensure adherence to all company and regulatory policies for food safety, health & safety, and environmental programs.
  • Efficiency Planning: Manage Labor and schedule to meet schedule needs, maximize efficiency, productivity, to effectively deliver to schedule to ensure there are no delays in production startup due to sanitation-related issues.
  • Know, understand, communicate, document, and adhere to all government and company policies and procedures, which include, but are not limited to, sanitation, attendance, employee safety, HACCP, USDA, Quality, Food Safety, and performance.
  • Communicate and review daily plant/department objectives with an hourly workforce.
  • Maintain proper documentation of programs, weekly activity reports, supplies, and chemical usage.
  • Review all Pre-op and SSOP audit sheets. Address issues, as appropriate.
  • Supervise the department to ensure regulatory and internal processes – Employee, Safety, Food Safety, Quality, HR, Process Controls are met.
  • Responsible for ensuring all team members are adhering to all food safety and quality programs to ensure food safety and quality.
  • Supervise the cooking operation during the third shift.
  • Serve as back up to Sanitation Manager.
  • Supervise the packaging operation during the third shift.


  • Direct and monitor the responsibilities of the crew leaders and sanitation technicians, ensuring the achievement of a clean plant through effective teamwork.
  • Ensure all sanitation employees are properly trained in breakdown and handling procedures of equipment, sanitation cleaning procedures, safety, HACCP, and all other programs required for the sanitation department.
  • Proficient in on the job instruction training. Able to perform job task analysis, write job instructions, train employees in job tasks, and audit employee performance.
  • Ensure plant safety and security, providing appropriate medical treatment when needed.
  • Counsel employees, when needed, concerning attendance, performance, policies, procedures, and safety.
  • Coaching employees, working toward improvements, communicating changes and status, monitoring quality and safety standards, and taking the lead in challenging situations.


  • Recommend more effective sanitation procedures to improve efficiency, equipment sanitation methods, reduce waste, improve time to the Sanitation Manager. Implement necessary changes in the sanitation operating procedures manual as approved.
  • Participate in Red zone-Initiatives, Kaizens & DLMP’s, line performance & quality projects.
  • Active in the Foreign Material (FM) Process – Improvement & process stability.
  • Maintain the sustainability of CAPA including Process Control utilizing 5-Why’s and root cause analysis.
  • Serve as a member of Seek & Destroy team


  • Promote and reinforce LOF Core Values and culture with an hourly workforce.
  • Improvement of Employee Retention Metric vs previous year by aligning accountability and core values throughout the department.
  • Identify initiatives to improve hourly Culture IQ & Employee Engagement score.

Core Competencies:

Strategic Focus, Drive for Results, Builds Relationships, Builds High Performing Teams, Model the Way.

  • Understands the manufacturing business as a system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders.
  • Understands and applies constraints theory. Can explain the value of across the board improvement (center lining) over individual excellence.
  • Notice symptoms of process problems and show good judgment as to the proper action to remedy the problems.
  • Supports and develops manufacturing process design and development.
  • Monitors manufacturing processes and systems.
  • Proactively demonstrates a passion for deepening knowledge of Land O’ Frost manufacturing capabilities and advantages.


Experience:            Minimum 2 years of previous sanitation supervisory experience. Knowledge in HACCP, Food Safety, Sanitation, Chemical Safety, Pest Control, and Pest Control.


Education:              Bachelor’s degree in operations management, food Science, or Organizational Leadership/ Supervision or a related field preferred but not required. Knowledge of meat processing sanitation operations is preferred.


Certifications:        Sanitation license or certification preferred but not required.


Travel:                    Local and/or overnight travel is required 10% of the time.


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