Sanitation Supervisor Rotating Shifts-Nights

  • One Snack Food Lane, Minong, WI, United States
  • Full-time
  • Sub-Department: Sanitation
  • Department: Operations
  • Site Location: Minong

Company Description

Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link’s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don’t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won’t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get… authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!

Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Pepperami.

Job Description

Supervises Sanitation Specialists and coordinates activities concerned with cleaning and sanitizing the manufacturing facility and equipment. Enforces the policies and procedures surrounding the food safety and hygiene. Reports any sanitation problems that arise to management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

General

  • Supervises the cleaning of equipment, work areas, and facilities.[For example: overheads, units, pipes, lights, smokehouse, warehouse, Squeegee floors and clean drains]
  • Examines production schedules to estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Coordinates work schedule and work procedures to meet production schedules.                                      
  • Analyzes and resolves problems, or assists team members in solving problems.
  • Ensures cleaning requirements are achieved in a timely manner enabling pre-op inspection and set-up to begin on time.   
  • Inspect facility and equipment for conformity to plant HACCP and SSOP’s policies & procedures.
  • Perform routine preoperational swab testing.  Establish or adjust cleaning procedures as needed.  Increase or decrease swabbing schedule according to tests results.  Distribute test results weekly.
  • Confer daily with company preoperational inspectors on sanitation deficiencies.  Assign Sanitation Specialists to resolve deficiencies immediately.
  • Investigate sanitation issues and work to identify root cause and corrective actions. 
  • Walk preoperational inspection with USDA inspector and company inspector.  Ensure all deficiencies are resolved immediately.     
  • Confer daily with management and production personnel on sanitation related mechanical problems.  Recommend modifications to equipment, plant layout, lighting, ventilation, or work practices to improve sanitation standards and food safety.
  • Inspect facility grounds as necessary; may assist maintenance department with snow and ice removal.
  • Maintains all sanitation related records including chemical usage and cost, monthly task completion calendar, weekly supply inventory, daily water usage readings, and weekly duct sock changes.
  • Complete documentation and carry our responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Respond to USDA Noncompliance Records regarding preoperational sanitation deficiencies.  Establish or adjust work procedures to resolve deficiencies and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Route reports and records to designated plant personnel.
  • Follow Lean Manufacturing Processes; team building, consistency in high quality, preventative maintenance, good work place conditions, productive work, etc.

Personnel

  • Follow good manufacturing practices and HACCP training, along with company pre-requisite programs, SOP’s, and SSOP’s
  • Ensure that all team members are adequately and properly trained in safety, sanitation procedures, chemical handling, and GMP’s, etc.
  • Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.
  • Implement and monitor training for new hires & continuing training of current team members.
  • Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.
  • Appraise work performance: conduct appropriate reviews for team members; give coaching/discipline as appropriate in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.
  • Provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.

Personnel

  • Follow good manufacturing practices and HACCP training, along with company pre-requisite programs, SOP’s, and SSOP’s
  • Ensure that all team members are adequately and properly trained in safety, sanitation procedures, chemical handling, and GMP’s, etc.
  • Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.
  • Implement and monitor training for new hires & continuing training of current team members.
  • Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.
  • Appraise work performance: conduct appropriate reviews for team members; give coaching/discipline as appropriate in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.
  • Provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.

Safety

  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.
  • Enforce all safety rules and company policies.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to management; complete accident investigations.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Monitor work environment for general food safety hazards such as condensation monitoring, etc.

Leadership

  • Build and support a culture at their location which values Personnel Safety and Food Safety.
  • Build and support a culture of openness and accountability within (and outside) the assigned department.
  • Demonstrate professionalism; encourage and insist on positive attitudes and behaviors from team members.
  • Encourage team member initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort & achievement.
  • Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.
  • Discuss work goals vs. actual output with team members to motivate and engage team members to assure targets are met.

Communication

  • Communicate with peers, subordinates, and leaders in an effective, timely manner.
  • Keep management informed daily of problems incurred during the shift.
  • Communication to and for the team.
  • Confer with appropriate personnel to coordinate activities between departments.
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED*

Required Experience: 1 year of manufacturing experience

Preferred: 2 years of Lead or prior supervisory experience in the food industry, with chemical/sanitation experience

*A high school diploma or GED is equivalent to two years of relevant experience
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:

  • Able to organize and prioritize in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related-problems.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • Must demonstrated effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills.
  • Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E-Verify
Jack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link’s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

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