Quality Sanitation Supervisor

Company Name Edesia Nutrition
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted August 15, 2021
Job Type Full-time


TITLE: Quality Sanitation Supervisor

REPORT TO: Quality Regulatory Manager

LOCATION: North Kingstown, Rhode Island

HOURS: Full-time with cross-shift flexible schedule according to the needs of the organization, and to ensure oversight of a three-shift operation. (11:00am to 7:30pm core schedule, alternating days for off-shift presence)



The Quality Sanitation Supervisor is a working supervisor who supports the Quality Regulatory Manager and leads the sanitation team, organizing and overseeing all sanitization activities to optimize food safety objectives, and maintain maximum quality. They support the training and chemical program used by the plant sanitation teams in collaboration with the Production Supervisors for each shift. They coordinate sanitation validations and activities with other functions such as production, maintenance, R&D, and quality inspection.


  • Directly supervise the Sanitation Technicians as well as the Sanitation Specialist and conduct weekly sanitation check-in meetings with them.
  • Ensure coverage of Sanitation Techs and Sanitation Specialist responsibilities during breaks and absences (vacation, PTO, call-outs).
  • Manage the performance and tasks of assigned staff and provide leadership to them by directing, mentoring, coaching, and developing them towards professional growth, enhanced job performance, and career satisfaction.
  • Perform daily inspections of the manufacturing facility and report any irregularities; initiate investigations and corrective actions related to findings, as needed.
  • Oversee and assist in the cleaning activities associated with general office and staff amenity areas, in addition to production areas, as needed.
  • • Assume ownership over the general sanitation facilities management (i.e. waste program management, pest control program management).
  • Assign and Assist the Sanitation Specialist with ATP’s of assigned areas, and other areas as requested. Develop corrective actions, as needed.
  • Oversee and assist the Sanitation Specialist with the management of the 3rd Party Chemical provider(s), Chemical Program and Approved Chemical ownership.
  • Implements all GMP and HACCP procedures that relate to cleanliness, food safety and pest control with the facility. Supervises sanitation team to ensure all procedures are followed.
  • Manage the cleaning and sanitation of all food surfaces, equipment and waste disposal areas, as well as leading the CIP cleaning process.
  • Lead the semi-annual shutdown cleaning responsibilities of the production plants.
  • Review new machinery/equipment and processes from a sanitary standpoint and provide input to the team. Perform sanitary design reviews and create cleaning SSOPs of new equipment.
  • Manage garbage disposal/waste removal scheduling, invoicing, and trouble-shooting.
  • Receive and interpret the EM results and provide guidance to the Sanitation Specialist on addressing non-conformances.
  • Review trends of weekly EM results and implements corrective actions as deemed necessary.
  • Review and confirm accuracy of MSS documents and quality of completion.
  • Oversee the management of the MSS as it relates to new equipment, and or changes in procedure or process performed by the Quality Specialist.
  • Oversee and assist the Sanitation Specialist in developing sanitation trainings for the entire site staff on topics which include cleaning, best practices, washroom procedures, dry cleaning procedures, and the appropriate handling, dispensing, and application of chemicals.
  • Oversee and assist the Sanitation Specialist in training of production personnel on new cleaning/sanitation equipment & processes.
  • Oversee and participate in the ozone treatment process of the production plants.
  • Responsible for training, administering and enforcing company policy and procedures, as directed by Quality Management.
  • Represent the Sanitation Department in the Daily Operational Meeting by collaborating with members from other departments regarding sanitation and food safety issues.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager.


  • Minimum of 5 years of food industry sanitation & supervisory experience or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge of food manufacturing process and operations, preferably in a food, beverage or bakery manufacturing environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of chemicals and usage.
  • Knowledge of USDA/FDA rules and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of SSOPs and HACCP/GFSI schemes/ FSMA sanitation controls.
  • Knowledge of Sanitation Validation.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/French).


  • 50% of the position will be spent on the production floor of an industrial food manufacturing facility, lifting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, some of which could be heavy (>15 lbs) or require the use of carts. and repetitive tasks that are physical in nature. The rest of the position will be general office environment.

The requirements described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

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