Sanitation Manager

  • Miyoko's Kitchen
  • Petaluma, CA, USA
  • Jul 08, 2018
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

This full-time position reports to the Plant Manager, and assists with managing and overseeing the Sanitation crew to ensure compliance with all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures.

As our Sanitation Manager , you will have a dual role.

You will provide management of the Sanitation functions for the office and plant facility. Additionally, you will ensure the sanitation of the facility is, without question, 100%. You will make certain your sanitation team is second to none.Your team will be the best trained/supported and will practice best sanitation practices.

Essential Duties:

  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager/supervisor: requiring planning, evaluating, organizing,integrating and delegating
  • Provides supervision of assigned employees in scheduling and daily activities, ensuring effective selection, retention, feedback, disciplinary action and performance management
  • Conduct employee reviews and maintain team member coaching log
  • Report daily to sanitation team results of previous day’s Pre-op inspections and areas of concern for current day
  • Assist in interviewing, hiring and training of new employees
  • Training and instructs employees in regard to sanitation standards, GMPs, SSOPs and objectives.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists team members in solving work problems
  • Update, maintain department attendanc e tracking log and report department issues to HR
  • Review and approve as needed employee vacation/PTO requests & payroll system
  • Regularly review payroll system and employee time punches for accuracy and make
  • Leads by example by following Company policies, standards and specifications Works in conjunction with the Management team to assure readiness for upcoming projects* and demonstrates good time management in planning work schedules to ensure deadlines are met
  • Collaborates with QA staff to troubleshoot and analyze sanitation-related issues
  • Understands the manufacturing process and equipment/parts design in order to ensure proper equipment sanitation and efficient startups
  • Regularly audits sanitatio n processes to ensure compliance with SSOPs
  • Collaborates with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments including production to identify, solve and prevent problems affecting sanitation
  • Ensure daily chemical titration tests are completed within required standards and recorded appropriately
  • Recommends measures to continuously improve sanitation methods
  • Review & update Sanitation and Housekeeping documents and programs as needed
  • Conduct department supply inventory and ordering to include sanitation chemicals and supplies*
  • Assist in developing and maintain department work instructions and Sanitation Manual
  • Collaborates with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments including production to identify, solve and prevent problems affecting sanitation*
  • Assists in managing relationships with outside vendors such as the plant chemical supplier
  • Assist in completion of hygienic design review for new or modified equipment

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have direct reports within the department. Carry out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Coordinates projects; Completes projects on time and budget.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to other ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates;; activities; Makes themselves available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates; skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.

Organizational Suppor t - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organizations goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others; attention.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

Associates Degree; 5 years food plant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience which includes sanitation experience

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet software, word processing software and email.

Other Qualifications

  • Possess a working knowledge of sanitation operations; maintains knowledge of current and developing sanitation techniques
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Possess skill in organization and prioritization with attention to detail
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines
  • Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to 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 and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


We offer medical, dental, vision, free vegan meals, paid sick/vacation time, professional growth opportunities, and a positive entrepreneurial culture.