Sanitation Supervisor

Reference Number: SMY-4774
Location: Indianapolis, IN

The Sanitation Supervisor is responsible for management of sanitation operations and staff, ensuring appropriate sanitation standards are met for SQF and regulatory compliance.


  • Assist in the planning, supervising, and administration of sanitation programs, policies and practices designed to ensure cleanliness and regulatory compliance
  • Monitor, verify and validate equipment cleaning methods including recommendations to meet plant sanitation and microbiological objectives
  • Address sanitation requirements using Master Cleaning Schedules (MCS) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP)
  • Oversee and direct activities related to pest control including monitoring, recordkeeping, exclusion practices and treatment programs
  • Direct supervise and manage all employees engaged in cleaning and sanitation to assure effective, efficient cleaning of the facility during and after processing hours
  • Establish a time expectation for each area to be properly cleaned. Keep personnel to those times unless you deem more time is needed. Manage sanitation overtime and provide reasons for the overtime
  • Manage interviewing, hiring, terminations, employee relations, employee retention and advises management on personnel matters
  • Oversee employees to make certain employees are performing the job duties listed on their job description and using the correct tools for the job
  • Cross train employees to ensure staff can fill in or back up when needed
  • Responsible for the operation and staffing of the equipment washroom during and after production hours
  • Assure Sanitors clean both internally and externally following documented SOP's for all production equipment daily
  • Perform documented audits of Sanitors to verify they are following documented SOP's. Retrain when necessary
  • Order and select cleaning chemicals and equipment. Order shop supplies; cleaning chemicals, towels, floor cleaning chemicals, PPE, and any miscellaneous cleaning items
  • Monitor and adjust all cleaning chemicals when necessary. Monitor chemical usage and document
  • Perform other required tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in food science or a similar field preferred
  • 3 years direct experience and working knowledge in Sanitation Supervision within the food industry
  • Sanitize in accordance with SOP’s, HACCP, GMP, EPA, and OSHA requirements and product specifications
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Experience managing and developing staff
  • Able to independently translate overall direction and strategy into functional strategy and work plans
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communicator across organizational levels and functions in this collaborative work environment
  • Develops solutions with creativity and innovative approaches
  • Work is performed with no immediate direction
  • Independently stablish actionable recommendations, strategies, and solutions based on high-level/undefined/changing business requirements
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly fluid company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Ability to manage third party vendors
  • Ability to work weekends.


  • 401(k) with matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short/Long term Disability insurance
  • Healthcare Clinic available to employees and immediate family members free of charge
  • Flexible Spending Account


  • Full-time employee
  • Shift: 2nd
  • Pay: $60,000 - $75,000 (depending on qualifications and experience)

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me for more information.

Sam Young
Senior Business Consultant