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Sanitation Lead

Location: Oxnard, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 377

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable, and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious, and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever were with, whatever were doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Sanitation Supervisor, the Sanitation Lead will provide direct hands-on line leadership by guiding and monitoring daily sanitation tasks, assignments, and practices of sanitation personnel during third shift ensuring the proper performance of regulatory food safety and quality standards.
The ideal candidate will have excellent safe food principles with experience in a food manufacturing environment and possess bi-lingual communication, basic food safety testing and read / write English abilities.
Position Responsibilities
  • Complete weekly sanitation schedules.
  • Ensures daily efficient startup readiness of sanitation staff members.
  • Communicate any changes to schedule adherence or task completion outcomes as needed.
  • Assist in performance of master sanitation tasking weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Work effectively as a lead team contributor on all assignments.
  • Support sanitation staff in proper equipment disassembly and reassembly.
  • Participate in proper equipment setup and configuration to ensure lines are fully startup ready for efficient and effective production.
  • Monitor and communicate supply needs to ensure sanitation staff is equipped to follow sanitary practices according to procedure and regulations.
  • Monitor sanitation staff in accordance with GMPguidelines, Operating Procedures (SOPs), SQF and HACCP.
  • Support Line leads and Production/Packaging Supervisors in sanitation compliance.
  • Lead key assignments and trainings to ensure continued growth and progress of sanitation practices and personnel objectives.
  • Complete datasheets in Red Zone including sanitation records, allergen records, and related inspections, verifying and documenting sanitation effectiveness.
  • Proficiency in collecting ATP and Allergen protein swabs required. Determine areas to swab and report results in electronic files and/or verbally as needed.
  • Ensure proper hygiene and sanitary practices by all sanitation staff employees (glove changes, proper location of tools used and cleaning.).
  • Enforce safety guidelines to ensure compliance and communicate safety repairs as needed.
  • Interact professionally with employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Perform other assignments, duties, and special projects as assigned by the QA Supervisor or QA Manager.
Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma required. Bachelors degree preferred.
  • 1 (One) year food manufacturing/sanitation experience required.
  • Must be able to facilitate a team.
  • Must demonstrate basic computer skills within the range of Microsoft suite of business software.
  • Understand, provide, and follow basic English verbal and written communication and direction.
  • Must possess basic reading, writing and mathematical skills.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency by experience, training and/or education in quality principles.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while adhering to all food safety standards.
  • Must be able to safely complete assignments.
  • Ability to work well with others.
The non-exempt hourly pay for this role in the State of California ranges from $23.00 - $30.00 per hour and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on candidates experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]
At Ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.