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Sanitation Supervisor

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Flowers Foods


Responsible for plant sanitation during his/her assigned shift. 

Position requires demonstration of competency for all on-the-job activities that may have a direct or indirect affect on product safety, legality and/or quality. Position requires demonstration of competency for all on-the-job activities that may have a direct or indirect effect on product quality, safety, and/or legality, as well as the overall cleanliness of the Bakery.



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with supervisors and maintenance personnel to determine sanitation requirements of bakery equipment and machinery.
  • Assists with the planning, developing, managing and editing of the master sanitation schedule in accordance with Company, business, customer and governmental standards.
  • Assists with the creation, implementation and management of the Sanitation Procedures Program in order to maintain the highest possible GMP standards with regard to equipment performance to minimize downtime.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training programs regarding the responsibilities/tasks/procedures of the Sanitation department.  Ensure sanitation employees/backups are trained and cross-train to ensure aware of cleaning procedures.
  • Conduct quarterly sanitation audits to evaluate OSHA compliance and recommend improvements. 
  • Assist with the oversight and monitor utilization and management of sanitation supplies, ordering replacements as needed.
  • Prepare work schedules, assign sanitation personnel to tasks and inspect/supervise work in progress and on completion.
  • Functions in capacity of Environmental Control Superintendent in his/her absence.
  • Monitor chemicals to prevent misuse.
  • Supervise and participate in fogging and spraying plant with insecticides.
  • Inspect plant frequently for traces of vermin and to ensure standards of cleanliness are met.
  • Promote and maintain good employee relations.
  • Promote established safety programs and safe operating procedures and monitor employee compliance.    
  • Complete daily and weekly administrative paperwork.
  • Advise superintendent of daily and weekly department activities.
  • Ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures (EEO, Sexual Harassment, Sarbanes – Oxley, Safety, etc.).
  • Ensures employee compliance with work rules.
  • Assists with employee training.
  • Makes recommendations on disciplinary action and otherwise participates in the disciplinary action process as necessary.
  • Performance of other duties which are deemed by management to be an integral part of the job, including but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules, adherence to attendance policies, and other applicable operating rules, policies and procedures.



Two or more years of supervisor experience in a production environment.  Understanding of preventive maintenance concepts.    Ability to apply team concepts to achieve team objectives.  Interpersonal training and coaching experience strongly preferred.  Demonstrated success managing in a union environment.  Ability to represent the Department to various levels of management and employees in all types of situations.  Strong sense of urgency.   Ability to problem solve and analyze operations with minimal guidance.  Requires the ability to incorporate creative and innovative approaches to various projects by taking initiative and working independently.  Able to maintain a positive and composed attitude while performing within stressful situations and handling complex issues.    Able to handle sensitive/confidential information.    Must be a team player.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.  Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access preferred.   Able to perform according to physical requirements.  Able to work a flexible schedule and meet the demands of a 24 hour a day operation.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent total rewards package.  Please reply by 12/11/2020.  Resumes are active for 30 days.  Interested job seekers who successfully complete the series of pre-screening questions and who appear to possess the basic qualifications for this position may be contacted for a telephone interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability


If you need assistance with submitting your resume due to a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to Christine Sophia Johnston at or 215 221-8520.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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