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Sanitation Project Specialist

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Randolph
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative. While benefits can vary by location and role, most offer: --- Medical, dental, vision, life and AD short- and long-term disability insurance --- Retirement savings plan and profit-sharing plan, both with company match--- Paid time off and paid holidays, plus paid benefits for maternity and parental leaves Sanitation Project Specialist $2000 Hiring Bonus 2000.00 to be paid on the following schedule: $500.00 after 30 days of continuous employment, $750.00 after 6 months of continuous employment, and $750.00 after 12 months of continuous employment. Under direction of the Quality Assurance Supervisor, the Hygienist is responsible for providing guidance and support in the areas of sanitation, master sanitation, hygienic design, and environmental monitoring. The hygienist must be able to work flexible hours across various shifts according to business needs on short notice and for extended periods of time. Most primary responsibilities will occur during 1st shift hours. Location: Websterville, VT Hours: 1st Shift (hours may vary based on business needs), Monday-Friday with some weekend requirements Wage: $25.43/hour Land O'Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as other company sponsored benefits. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEnsure the Vermont Creamery Sanitation program is fully and effectively implemented, monitored, verified, and validated to ensure all products are manufactured in a sanitary environment. This includes assessment of the sanitation and hygiene of the facility environment as well as all processing and supporting equipment / areas.Ensure Sanitation program is fully compliant with all corporate, customer, GFSI, and regulatory requirements (Federal, State, and local). Assist in the investigation of any environmental positives to determine root cause and preventive measures (vector swabbing, etc.).Primary liaison and point of contact with chemical and ATP meter suppliers.Responsible for inventory and ordering of all non-consignment sanitation chemicals.Responsible for ensuring ATP meters are working properly and repaired in a timely manner as needed.Responsible for ensuring corrective and preventive actions are put in place for issues identified by 3rd Party Sanitation partner.Create, update, and validate SSOP's and sanitation forms to ensure all equipment, areas, and cleaning activities are captured and properly documented.Responsible for, in partnership with WC1 / Butter Supervisor, and chemical supplier, making relevant updates to Vermont Creamery CIP systems as needed. Where needed, assist the Quality Assurance Supervisor with investigation of instances of out of specification microbiological results in product and in the plant environment. Assist with root cause analysis and assist with ensuring timely and effective corrective and preventive actions are put in place.Responsible for conducting accurate and timely record review, including CIP charts, sanitation records, and master sanitation records and maintaining sanitation records in an organized manner.Identify, establish, and implement a master sanitation program that mimics a PM program which includes automatic scheduling, auditing, and reporting.Ensure effective/efficient cleaning frequency is achieved through a robust MSS (Master Sanitation Schedule). Coordinate activities with the Sanitation Team and Operations to ensure consistent completion. Ensure that this cleaning program aligns Corporate policies and procedures, as well as with any regulatory (Federal, State, Local) requirements. Track and trend sanitation metric performance (e.g. Master Sanitation schedule adherence, environmental monitoring performance, etc.) and report metrics out to the plant leadership team, and Corporate Sanitation. Work closely with the appropriate Supervisor(s) to ensure gaps in Master Sanitation Schedule completion and Sanitation records are addressed and closed.Actively participate in continuous improvement projects and loss reduction initiatives as directed by Vermont Creamery leadership.Active member of the Vermont Creamery HACCP team.Update and maintain environmental monitoring swab location listConduct environmental swabbing activities as directedOther projects and activities as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Education and/or Experience:At least one year of experience in Food Plant Sanitation required. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) requiredExperience writing standard operating procedures (SOP's, SSOP's, etc.) requiredBasic knowledge of hygienic design, quality management, competent in analytical / microbiological lab environment.B.S. Degree in Microbiology, Food Science /Technology, Food Sanitation or related field preferred, but not required. Competencies, Skills, and Knowledge:PCQI training preferred, but not requiredHACCP training preferred, but not requiredProficient in sanitation program management and metrics preferred, but not required.Proficiency in relevant State and FDA related regulations; dairy sanitation, and microbiology strongly preferred, but not required.Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and team interaction skillsHighly motivated, self-directed and a self-starter. PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to reach, handle or feel, talk, and hear.While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.Ability to occasionally lift a minimum of 25 lbs and 26-150 lbs with assistance of equipment.Use of safety glasses, hard hat, safety toed shoes, and other PPE required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. EXEMPTION STATUS Non-Exempt Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy. Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested. Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, New England , Sanitation Project Specialist, Other , Randolph, Northeast

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