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Sanitation Supervisor

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Russell Stover Candies
Physical Address
Iola, KS 66749
Job Description

The Sanitation Supervisor will champion and enforce policies and procedures surrounding food safety, plant hygiene and product quality. This position manages the sanitation team of approximately 25 people and pest management operations. This role is on 3rd shift. The work hours are Monday – Friday 10 pm – 6:30 am.

Key responsibilities:
•ensuring effectiveness of a holistic plant sanitation program to assure the facility and equipment meet or exceed corporate, regulatory, and AIB standards
•ensuring completion of all required documents including daily cleaning records, ATP monitoring, Allergen Verifications, MSS, facility pre-op inspection, & work order follow-up documentation
•implementing good inspection techniques to help monitor GMP compliance and maintain company and FDA requirements
•participating in 3rd party and regulatory audits
• addressing and communicating issues or potential issues to management in a timely manner
•hiring, training and organizing the sanitation crew to enable them to achieve the required cleaning, along with safety & food safety
•supporting pest management functions including the management of outside pest management services
•support Quality Department with Environmental Monitoring program

Key metrics include:
•sanitation cycle-time reductions
•extended cleaning request validations
•sanitation chemical cost reductions
•sanitation assurance/effectiveness programs, implementation of Corporate Sanitation Policies and Procedures, application of sanitary design standards, and delivering effective site sanitation training programs to drive the Corporate Sanitation initiatives


Basic Qualifications

•2 years of operations or sanitation supervisory experience in food or pharmaceutical manufacturing
•Knowledge of FDA, USDA and HACCP regulations
•Experience implementing processes and procedures related to sanitary design, sanitation, food safety and/or pest management
•Knowledge of microbial hazards and how to monitor & control
•Knowledge in a full range of statistical and analytical tools and fundamentals
•Experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred Qualifications •Degree in a natural science or certification in Food Safety
•A team player with good organizational & analytical skills
•Must be results-driven with good interpersonal skills
•Demonstrated strong leadership, organizational and mechanical skills are essential
Company Description
Russell Stover Chocolates is the nation’s leading manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company’s three brands – Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s – account for more than 60 percent of all boxed chocolate sales in the United States through 30+ company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being “Made in America” and “Handcrafted in Small Batches”.

In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America.

Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks. Russell Stover Chocolates is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer.

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