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POST DATE 10/10/2017
END DATE 3/31/2018

Dairy Farmers of America Springfield, MO

Springfield, MO
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


General Purpose:

In the areas of Sanitation and Pest Control, provide support and direction to the Corporate Managers of Sanitation as well as manufacturing plant Sanitarians. This includes training and education to company and regulatory policies and programs, guidance in mitigation situations, and communication of activities goals and projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Working cross functionally and collaboratively with DFA Operations (Corporate and Plant), Corporate QA, and Chemical Supply Vendors, develop, implement and continuously improve on sanitation programs, policies, and key performance indicators (KPI's)

* Manage Chemical Supplier

* Review all plant monthly sanitation service reports for outstanding action items requiring corrective action. Ensure monthly meetings are held with the Chemical Supply company to ensure closure of all action items. Include plant and operations team members as needed

* Engage supplier as needed to assist with mitigation activities

* Evaluate current and new chemicals and sanitation tools and provide feedback and recommendation for use

* Participate in annual vendor survey, ensure plant participation, and communicate results

* Ensure new plant Sanitarians complete Sanitation University training and outline on-going refresher training on products and use

* Create and deliver education and technical support to ensure effective deployment and implementation of corporate sanitation and food safety policies and procedures

* Ensure that manufacturing facilities have the systems, knowledge, capabilities, and practices to comply with all pertinent food regulations and company procedures with respect to sanitation

* Conduct periodic sanitation audits against the consistent application and execution of procedures and all related sanitation practices. Ensure CAPA's are created and closed out

* Manage Sanitation Verification Programs

* Provide standardized procedures, testing, and data management programs ( ATP, Zone 1 microbial testing)

* Ensure trending and action items as needed

* Monitor emerging issues related to sanitation, pest control, and food safety and develop strategies and policies accordingly. Ensure sanitation goals and objectives are clearly defined and current for each facility

* Ensure all corporate SSOP's are current and annually reviewed. Assist plants with creation of their SSOP's. Provide technical support and advise Operations management on effectiveness of plant sanitation and cleaning programs (SSOP's)

* Guide manufacturing facilities during special plant sanitation issues including microbiological and environmental control

* Assist in plant startup activities that will include reviewing SSOP documentation and cleaning verification documents. Participate in new plant design and ensure engineering standards are met

* Work with plants to ensure the automated cleaning systems are validated annually and automated cleaning circuits (CIP) are verified for effective cleaning

* The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.


* Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Sanitation, Food Safety, or a related field with a background in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, and/or Mathematics

* Master of Science or Master of Business preferred

* 5+ years of food plant experience

* Minimum of 3 years prior management experience.

* Experience with dairy products, cheese, and milk powders preferred

* Experience with regulatory, third party, and customer audits

* Thorough knowledge and experience with diverse sanitizing applications

* Extensive knowledge of CIP systems and process automation

* Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate wet cleaning and dry cleaning methodology and be able to identify the appropriate cleaning method and make effective recommendations based on scientific principles

* Experience in successfully addressing environmental sanitation challenges in areas such as drains, floors, walls, roofs, and equipment

* SAP experience preferred

* Certification and/or License -- None required, although certification in professional field desired (e.g., REH/RS, CQA,CQE)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Must demonstrate proven critical thinking, people and team development skills, strategic aptitude, and independent leadership.

* Able to work collaboratively in a team environment with facilities, regulatory agencies, and customers

* Able to communicate well, both orally and written

* Able to understand and analyze issues involving food manufacturing, project management, mathematics (including statistics), and technical and legal documents

* Able to understand issues in relation to product manufacturing operations and their impact

* Able to provide supervision, guidance, effective training, and counsel to others

* Able to effectively organize, coordinate, and execute

* Able to understand food and environmental regulations and their impact on the organization and our customers

* Able to understand technical documents, prints, and schematics

* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and SAP

* Must be able to read, write, and speak English