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Sanitation Lead

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Omaha, NE, US, 68127

Company: GRUMA

General Summary


Maintains the plant, machinery, and surroundings in compliance with AIB and plant Food Safety procedures, coordinates and assigns duties to sanitation technicians and ensures proper implementation and maintenance of all food safety and sanitation programs. 


Essential Functions


  • Oversees and supervises the day operations of Sanitation Department.
  • Ensures sanitation standards are achieved.
  • Solves sanitation problems as they rise.
  • Participates in management meetings to discuss Food Safety, Pre-Operational inspections and Employees’ safety.
  • Conducts pre-operational inspections prior to releasing equipment to Total Quality   Department.
  • Coordinates with other departments the schedule hours for general clean-ups.
  • Recommends transfers and/or promotions of Personnel to Management.
  • Trains employees in handling chemicals and using lock out tag out procedures.
  • Suggests ideas for continuous improvements and changes in work instructions, job descriptions and training needs.
  • Keeps paperwork current regarding to schedules, inspections, and inventories.
  • Maintains and monitors Master Sanitation Schedules.
  • Ensures adherence to AIB standards.
  • Actively participates in the HACCP team but not limited to internal auditing, training, implementation and corrective actions.
  • Prepares reports to plant management.
  • Coordinates with sanitation technicians to maintain the plant clean and organized.
  • Works directly with pest control operators to ensure plant is compliant with standards.
  • Provides suggestions to improve process, procedures and department in support of company goals.
  • Verifies all personnel are present and well suited to work.
  • Ensures employees are effectively performing assigned tasks and evaluates performance at appropriate intervals.
  • Maintains a positive and constructive work environment within the department as well as with other departments and promotes teamwork.
  • Trains new employees and monitors and evaluates their progress (includes Safety, HACCP, & Food Safety); recommends transfers and promotions.
  • Fills in for supervisor in absence.
  • Conducts monthly Safety training meetings and participates in communication meetings.
  • Works in a safe manner, observing all safety requirements.
  • Verifies GMP’s and Safety standards are maintained at all times and taken action and/or follow-up when deficiencies are noted.
  • Consistently applies company rules per employee handbook and per company policies (i.e. attendance, safety, etc.) and ensures safety regulations, policies and procedures are followed.
  • Monitors Kronos schedules, timecards, and prepare all HR – related paperwork, including disciplinary actions, ESN’s, Attendance forms, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with the HACCP program and AIB gold standards.
  • Ensures all food safety principles and legal requirements have been applied effectively.
  • Must work various shifts and hours including holidays and weekends.
  • Other duties, as assigned


Qualifications and Education Requirements


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experienced: 1 - 3 years

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs