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Ventura Foods
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
21 days ago
Ventura Foods
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
21 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Area of Focus
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Job Function


Position Summary:

Provide leadership to sanitation team on the responsibilities for the overall cleanliness of the plant processes while ensuring both a safe and sanitary food manufacturing facility.  Ensure compliance with all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), CFIA regulations and or HACCP/HARPC.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and provide guidance to sanitation team by providing a daily schedule for the Sanitation Department, and any other duties assigned by management.  This includes enforcement of employee’s attendance, company rules, safety rules, and sanitation department requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering of cleaning chemicals, cleaning equipment, and replacement parts for the Sanitation Department. Work directly with Ecolab representative to provide necessary support for site.
  • Develop and implement on-going training programs in POKA. Work with L and D department to ensure compliance with POKA program. Assist in training employees in sanitation and operations on cleaning of equipment as needed.
  • Conduct routine daily post cleaning inspections including ATP program. Review Sanitation records, CIP charts, CIP flow rates and chemical concentrations for accuracy utilizing any of the software programs at the plant level:  i.e., 3D Tracer program, Redzone and plant specific software, recording charts from portable skids.
  • Conduct, document, and or attend meeting with department or cross functional employees. 
  • Manage both the Sanitation Department labor & supply budgets. Establish routine cadence to report status of overall department budget to Department Manager. 
  • Responsible that all sanitation equipment is in good working condition. This includes routine inspections, escalating issue and working with maintenance or other third-party resources to ensure preventative maintenance is completed.  Ensure aging or non-operative equipment is replaced.
  • Collaborate and support plant microbiology in PEM (environmental monitoring program) program execution. 
  • Evaluate, update, and execute the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) to reflect changes in equipment design, new equipment, and the cleaning process.  Act as subject matter expert representing Sanitation in scheduled audits.
  • Ensure Ventura Foods Sanitation Program is followed and adhered to.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.

 Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

 Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Prior Supervisory or Lead position experience required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Required:  Knowledge in C.I.P. & C.O.P. cleaning techniques. 

  • Must be mechanically inclined and able to troubleshoot problems both mechanically and physically. 

  • Experience in leading employees and communicating effectively in order to achieve company goals. 

  • Ability to positively motivate people and provide discipline when necessary. 

  • Preferred:

Job ID: 73235745

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables. We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients. Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous dist...

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