Plant Services Supervisor

13406
Supply Chain
Bloomfield, CT
March 14, 2019

Imagine…working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Under the direction of the Quality Assurance Manager, provide daily leadership and guidance to the Plant Services crew. Ensure training and technical support for employees in Plant Services to guarantee maximum efficiencies in the department. The Plant Services Supervisor will be responsible for implementation of programs and policies relating to plant food safety, quality, and federal food industry regulations. He/she will provide guidance, direction and coordinate all responsibilities for the Sanitation department which includes Safety, Quality, Engagement, Training, Performance, etc. This person is responsible for the Third Party Inspections, Hygiene plan, Confined Space, Chemical Control and membership of the plant Food Safety team.

Principal Accountabilities:

Coordinate and oversee the following programs: Pest Control, Chemical Control, Micro & Environmental monitoring program, Allergen Cleaning and Validation, Sanitation Preventive Controls, Sanitation work instructions, and SSOPs.

Oversee the disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and sanitizing of all equipment that has been used in production to ensure it meets SSOP standards

Coordinates the plant inspection program for the maintenance of sanitation levels. Duties include:

  • Schedule and conduct the monthly plant inspections (with the help of team leaders)
  • Write and issue reports
  • Issue corrective action reports as needed based on the inspection observations
  • Follow up on the corrective action report and complete any other action items as needed
  • Schedule monthly sanitation steering team meetings
  • Update the Master Sanitation Schedule as needed
  • Track Master Sanitation Schedule completion on a monthly basis

Consistently maintain a safe working environment including prompt response to items needing maintenance attention, and awareness and monitoring of employee practices, ensuring that Good Manufacturing Practices and Kosher requirements are followed.

Coordinate the training of all Plant Services employees in lock-out, confined space, and bloodborne pathogen procedures and ensure that they are following all safety guidelines and using personal protective equipment where required. Meeting all safety objectives set up for the department. 5% Coordinate and oversee all outside vendors as they relate to the Plant Services Department; Pest Control Technicians, Chemical Vendors, etc.

Ensure that all personnel directly working within Plant Services adhere to plant policies and procedures.

Establish acceptable guidelines for Plant Services employees to follow to assure that the plant is kept clean and sanitized.

Ensure daily crewing requirements on three shifts are met including Plant and Company goals, as they relate to the plant services department.

Order weekly and monthly supplies for the Plant Service Department and manage Plant Services budget.

Participate in the plant Food Safety team and relevant FSMA Sanitation Preventive Controls program and validation work (Allergen changeovers, validating SSOPs etc.)

Coordinate the annual AIB and SQF Inspections 3% Ensure that weekly Work Group Meetings are held; DDS, safety, etc.

Ensure work orders are scheduled and maintained as they relate to Plant Services Department.

Become trained and complete assignments as a plant quality system auditor.

The above job specifications reflect the typical duties of this job. Other duties may be assigned as needed, including coverage for the absence of key personnel involved in the management and/or implementation of our food safety and quality systems.

Job Specifications:

Minimum education required: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university is required; food science, microbiology or biological science degree.

Years of relevant experience: Minimum of three to five years of direct supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

Sanitation knowledge, skills and experience preferred.

Experience in a food industry plant environment with an understanding of manufacturing processes.

Understanding of Sanitary Design for food manufacturing equipment.

Strong interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Effective abilities in organizing and deductive thinking.

Able to communicate at any organizational level.

Ability to obtain forklift license.

Computers Skills:

Computer proficiency is preferred in the following: Windows-based software applications (Word, Excel, Access), and SAP.

Working Conditions

8-12 Hour shift overtime required. The employee must be able to work weekends, holidays, and be able to flex time on all three shifts. Environment – The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. Noise levels will be high, temperature will be climate controlled in some areas and equal to ambient temperature in other areas. Lighting is sufficient and floors can be slippery.

60% in plant environment, standing, bending, twisting, lifting

40 % in office environment

TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY, AN INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM EACH ESSENTIAL DUTY SATISFACTORILY. THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY, PHYSICAL DEMANDS, AND WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS 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.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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