Sanitation Manager
Chicago, IL
Full Time
As a family-owned and operated business established in 1950, El Milagro provides authentic quality tortilla products and exemplary service to its customers. Not only will the right candidate be joining a dynamic team, but they will also uphold El Milagro’s core values.
We are looking for a sanitation supervisor to help drive the continuous improvement of our facilities’ sanitation and food safety programs. This position will require someone who has good attention to detail and has a strong sense of urgency and leadership when it comes to responding to risk involving food.
Job Function/Type: Sanitation – Full-Time Regular
Education Required: High School diploma or equivalent
Certifications Required: SQF levels 1,2,3; HACCP; FASMA;
Experience Required: 2+ years of hands-on experience
Benefits Included: Medical, vacation pay, holiday pay

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the general safety of the plant, food safety, food defense initiatives, and GMP’s by setting an example to others. This is the number one priority.
  • Support the food sanitation program, company quality objectives, regulatory compliance, and cost-effectiveness at all facilities.
  • Recommend to management any necessary changes in production methods or programs to elevate food sanitation, consistent with company policies and procedures.
  • Continually review sanitation procedures, standards and policies to ensure adherence to local, state and federal laws and codes governing safety and sanitation. Assist and accompany all federal, state, local and private regulatory inspectors.
  • Support the sanitation programs at the facility through training, scheduling, cleaning procedures, pest control procedures and methods, and effective records maintenance.
  • Assist in the implementation of employee training in sanitation procedures and safety matters as required by HACCP, SQF, GMP’s, Lock-Out/Tag-Out training and Fork-lift training.
  • Assist in conducting monthly in-house inspections at the facility and any other ad-hoc audits in preparation for outside audits.
  • Assist Quality Control in proper inspection and storage of incoming ingredients for evidence of insect infestation or any other extraneous matter.
  • Assist in coordinating food safety procedures between Quality Control, Production and Shipping.
  • Train and provide direction and leadership to the Sanitation team members.
  • Ensure timely completion of Sanitation cleaning in accordance to the production schedule and Standard Operating Cleaning Procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring labor efficiency and goals are achieved – including, overtime hours, and temporary labor costs.
  • Manage the chemical supply company for controlling costs, manage training needs, troubleshooting issues, technical support and regulatory compliance.
Position Requirements
  • Experience in GMP’s, SOP’s, lockout/tag-out and FASMA.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work without close supervision – position requires high energy and motivation and a strong desire to drive positive changes.
  • A talent for training is a very desirable trait.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be physically capable of moving to all areas of the plant. Must be capable of either reaching, bending, stooping, climbing, pushing and pulling on a frequent basis.
  • Capable of lifting and moving items weighing up to 50lbs and be able to wear PPE for extended periods of time.

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