Deschutes Brewery
  • 19-Jan-2017 to 20-Feb-2017 (PST)
  • Bend, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Plant Sanitation Lead position is responsible for leading plant wide sanitation. Supervises all activities necessary for the cleaning and sanitizing of the plant production areas including Brewing, Cellars, Packaging, Outdoor Building, Warehouse and Waste areas.

What You'll be Doing:

  • Responsible for leading campus janitorial team, supervises all janitorial staff, contracts etc. makes sure public and administrative areas are kept clean and presentable with minimal disruptions to guests and staff.
  • Establish industry best practices. Design, implement, and maintains department SOPs.
  • Accountable for any sanitation process changes.
  • Work with multiple production departments to schedule sanitation activities and respond to sanitation issues.
  • Lead activities of team members with emphasis placed on safety, employee development, performance expectations, and ensuring proper training as it relates to employees' job functions.
  • Monitor and audit sanitation equipment and team's performance to verify procedures and effectiveness in collaboration with QA validations.
  • Adjust daily work as needed to meet sanitation requirements.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing sanitation chemical trials.
  • Manage outside cleaning and waste removal contracts.
  • Provide on-going coaching and development to staff.
  • Assist in development of new cleaning procedures and oversee the process to ensure that all equipment receives appropriate cleaning and sanitizing prior to production start-up
  • Maintain a Safety 1st outlook at all times, familiar with proper chemical handling procedures and equipment lock out/ tag out procedures.
  • Manage chemical supply inventory/ordering/internal distribution and vendor relationships.
  • Oversee pest control program.
  • Manage environmental and ATP monitoring programs including trending of results and facilitation of preventative and corrective actions as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining audit readiness for GMP, Government agencies, or other third party audits by insuring all quality documentation is complete.

What's Required to be Successful:

  • Minimum of three years work experience in a food processing plant
  • Strong knowledge of all governmental regulations concerning the operations, e.g. OSHA, FDA, HAACP, BRC, as well as good manufacturing practices and good sanitation practices for food processing facilities
  • Bachelors degree in a technical field or equivalent experience (chemistry, microbiology, environmental health)
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Flexible scheduling: Some scheduling is determined by hours of operation and events; occasionally works after hours to complete special projects, handle after-hour emergencies/ problems. Demonstrates analytical skills and the ability to problem solve. Available if needed 24/for business emergencies




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