• Guadalupe, CA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

PTO, Paid Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Performance Reviews, Rewards Program

Ready for the next step in your career?

If you have prior experience in Sanitation, Food Safety or USDA, then this is an opportunity for you!

Sanitation Specialists is looking for a Senior Lead to join our team. We are a steadily growing company that contracts with several food processing facilities from coast to coast. We send our crews out after hours (graveyard shift) to make sure the facility machinery is sparkling clean, shiny & spotless, and ready for the next days' food products to be made.

Daily Job Duties for the Senior Lead include:

  • Verify the work of Sanitors in your team, by following pathogen testing methods (e.g., ATP procedures).
  • Interact with customer production, maintenance, and quality control personnel as needed to ensure that sanitation services and other deliverables are rendered in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Instruct and train Sanitors regarding adherence to sanitation procedures, food safety standards, and workplace safety requirements.
  • Review the work of Sanitors throughout the sanitation process and perform or assist with sanitation duties to ensure that all work has been performed properly and follows established food safety standards.
  • Draw samples for testing analysis, follow pathogen testing procedures, take appropriate corrective action, and refer any testing or correction issues to the Sanitation Site Supervisor.
  • Measure, weigh, or mix cleaning solutions according to established procedures and oversee the proper use of cleaning chemicals during the sanitation process.
  • Ensure that Sanitors use correct color coded equipment and tools throughout the sanitation process.
  • Operate cleaning equipment to wash and remove impurities from food processing equipment.
  • Monitor the use of sanitation chemicals and notify the Sanitation Supervisor when additional cleaning materials or supplies are needed.
  • Accurately record time worked and review timekeeping at the end of each shift.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by following established workplace health and safety procedures, including personal protective equipment usage, Lock Out/Tag Out processes, and HAZCOM programs.
  • Promptly report any health and safety incidents to Sanitation Site Supervisor or Area HR Specialist pursuant to Company policies.
  • Provide coverage for the Sanitation Site Supervisor when the Sanitation Site Supervisor is unavailable or absent from the worksite.

The ideal candidate will have:

Work Experience: 3-5 years of experience working as a Sanitor or Lead in a food manufacturing environment.

Technical Training or Knowledge: Fundamental knowledge of industrial sanitation theory, CIP methods, chemistry verification techniques, and ATP testing.

Schedule and Hours: Availability to work 6-7 days out of the week as needed.

Professional Training or Knowledge: Intermediate knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the sanitary production or processing of food products.

Required Behaviors and Skills:

  • Dependable, respectful, and motivated.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills needed to understand and explain concepts relating to essential job functions.
  • Proficient time management skills needed to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to understand fundamental food safety standards, including GMP, SQF, BRC, HACCP, SSOPs, and quality control processes.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently or as part of a team with a positive attitude.
  • Willing to learn and attend classes or training regarding industry and company processes.

Benefits include: Paid Time Off (vacations/personal), Paid Sick Leave, Health Benefits and regular Performance Reviews with merit increases!

Ameri-Kleen, Inc and its subsidiary Sanitation Specialists are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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