Sanitation Manager

  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH201-2699660


Directs and manages the overall housekeeping and sanitation of food contact areas and manufacturing equipment to ensure compliance to required standards for cleanliness at the plant.  Assures quality and safety while achieving established goals and objectives.


Promotes integrity, respect, accountability, continuous improvement and positive interactions with all Team Members, customers & vendors.

  • Directs and supervises sanitation employees.
  • Coordinates the master sanitation schedule/program for all processing and packaging equipment and storage vessels in accordance with company and FDA standards.
  • Responsible for meeting established sanitation objectives and controls and minimizes the overtime labor costs, maintenance / repair costs and equipment downtime.
  • Works with HR for hiring, training and scheduling of production work force.
  • Responsible for and coordinates shift activities through planning and communication with employees to ensure all sanitation objectives are accomplished in a timely, cost-effective and safe manner.
  • Ensures scheduling of the sanitation department.
  • Compiles required sanitation reporting accurately and timely.
  • Maintains close working relationship with all departments and responds to deviations from standards immediately.
  • Monitors CIP equipment to ensure proper operation by shift personnel.
  • Monitors the usage & storage of all cleaning/sanitizing chemicals and agents to ensure compliance to safety requirements & no unauthorized access or usage occurs.
  • Coordinates with department managers and shift supervisors to ensure a trouble-free shift start-up.
  • Responsible for & maintains positive employee, corporate and community relations along with appropriate interface with customer service, vendors & contractors.
  • Regular Attendance is required in accordance with Company attendance policy and procedures.

 Performs tasks or responsibilities as assigned by Management.


  • Complete initial/annual training to ensure the individual is properly qualified (QI) to perform all required job tasks as outlined in training programs/records.


3-5 years of supervisory experience in a union manufacturing environment, preferably in a food-related industry.

Associates degree in business or equivalent experience/training in CIP systems and chemical usage.

Working knowledge of sanitation equipment, methods and chemicals.

2-3 years production/group leader experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a food-related industry.

Working knowledge of scheduling and production processes.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.


Time Management

Building Relationships

Dealing with Ambiguity

Command Skills

Conflict Management

Timely Decision Making

Integrity and Trust

Written and Verbal Communications

Working Conditions/Environment

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