Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.
The Sanitation Manager is responsible for the implementation and execution of the sanitation system at the plant level by ensuring compliance to sanitation policies, GSFI requirements, and customer needs such as sanitation, sanitary design, GMP’s, pest control, etc. This position ensures that policy requirements are effectively translated into specific plant programs/practices including SSOP’s and standard work. This position identifies resource needs and provides necessary training to efficiently and effectively execute their sanitation responsibilities. This position leads continuous improvement of sanitation programs to deliver best in class performance in food safety, and yield loss due to spoilage while optimizing cost. This position has managerial responsibilities that include allocating and managing resources, developing talent, and budget management.
Here's what you'll do:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Plant lead for sanitary design reviews and supports identification of plant capital needs.
- Integrate with plant and corporate engineering to facilitate plant sanitary design.
- Coordinate with internal fruit treatment team and third parties.
- Provide technical expertise in design reviews on plant projects, identification of capital needs and keep abreast of new technology.
- Partner with plant operations, maintenance, engineering, fruit quality, and post-harvest treatment to ensure that sanitation, key sustainability, and pest control programs, procedures, and systems are effectively developed and executed.
- Lead on sanitation, housekeeping, and pest control programs.
- Sanitation program, procedures, and systems effectively developed and maintained.
- Maintains and updates all SSOP’s, master sanitation schedule, and department forms.
- Lead on site end of season cleaning program development, training, execution, and tracking.
- Provide technical expertise for environmental monitoring program development, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
- Communicate and escalate any safety, food safety, and quality or vendor issues and actively participate in achieving resolution as necessary.
- Manage plant internal sanitation team and sanitation/pest control/housekeeping vendor resources.
- Develop, implement, and manage recycle, landfill, and water reduction sustainability programs in cooperation with operations maintenance, and engineering team.
- Work with the Plant Leadership Team to ensure all sanitation programs and systems are implemented in accordance with GMP’s, GSFI, food safety, and customer requirements.
- Train, coach, and develop sanitation team. Broaden sanitation skill sets to operations and maintenance teams as necessary.
- Manage sanitation, housekeeping, and pest controls budgets.
- Coach and develop all plant leaders in regards to sanitation tools.
- Provide timely and accurate reporting in compliance with quality and food safety programs including sanitation inspections, sanitation/food safety violations, and corrective actions to resolve deficiencies.
- Provide operations leadership timely and accurate results reporting through plant structured communications program.
- Drive continuous improvement projects.
- Monitor process capability against specifications and drive improvement using PDCA cycle, root cause analysis, and statistical tools.
- Integrate activities with maintenance and autonomous maintenance teams.
- Participate in network sanitation team to identify and share best practices.
- Actively support plant safety culture to drive to 0 injuries.
- Shift Hours: 2nd Shift 3:00PM - 12:00AM
Here's what you'll bring to the table:
- Bachelor’s degree in Food Science/Engineering/Chemistry or other relevant sciences and (5-7) years in quality/manufacturing/sanitation management roles. Multiple manufacturing environments preferred.
- Food processing sanitation program experience.
- Knowledge of food safety and regulatory requirements.
- An understanding/experience in lean manufacturing is preferred.
- CQE preferred.
- HACCP certified preferred.
- Experience with fruit preferred.
- Prior experience with automated packing equipment.
- Must be capable of working independently and in a team based environment.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Able to make decisions within scope of job.
- Must possess effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Must have working knowledge in a manufacturing setting.
Pay Range: $90,000 - $105,000, and may include a discretionary bonus. Final compensation will be dependent upon skills & experience.
Here's what we'll bring to the table:
- Wonderful Giving - a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
- Employee college tuition reimbursement
- Employee referral program
- Full benefits package - Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.
The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities for advancement. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce that embodies a deep culture of acceptance, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
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