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Sanitation Vacation Relief Supervisor

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

As employees of a farmer-owned cooperative, we come to work every day trying to honor the tireless effort and care these farming families put in every day, all day, 365 days a year. Our farmer-owners tend to think in generations, with some of our farms being run by the same families for over a century. We carry this approach into our business, knowing that each and every one of us makes a difference in allowing these generational traditions to continue, taking pride in knowing that we nourish our friends, neighbors, nation, and even the world with healthy and delicious dairy products. Our product offerings include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms -- , Bison -- , Milk for Life -- , and Intense Milk -- brands.
Working within the limits of authority and within company policies and procedures, directs the activities of the Production, Cooler/warehouse, and sanitation teams. The focus of the position will be to lead the facilities sanitation efforts. This role will work closely with our Union workforce, management team, and Ecolab to improve our sanitation program. This role will be required to cover night shift Supervisor vacations which account for about 20% of the year. This role will report to the Plant Manager, with indirect responsibility to the Sanitation Governance Manager at the corporate office.
High school diploma. Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people. Demonstrated ability to evaluate the performance of direct reports. Ability to think analytically. Ability to manage time effectively. Must show enthusiasm, initiative, pride in work and a commitment to the organization and its mission. Good computer skills, demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Word, Teams and Excel Good human relations skills, ability to work well with others and be a team member. Prior sanitation experience.
Preferred qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in food science or business discipline. Prior experience in Dairy/Food manufacturing. Food manufacturing CIP system experience.
Knowledge and Experience:
Dairy experience is preferable, otherwise he/she will be trained to know and perform all Company, State and Federal regulations pertaining to receiving, production, shipping, and CIP of all Plant equipment. He/she must have a full understanding of Safety regulations, Plant Sanitarian regulations and procedures, SQF, GMP's, Union and Disciplinary Contract procedures, all management functions, and good communication skills.
Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee may be required to climb and/or balance on ladders. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow and maintain all Safety - Security rules and regulations. Work with Safety Manager to monitor, maintain, and reduce incidents and events. Complete injury investigations in a timely manner.
Follow and enforce all GMP's and Discipline in the Plant. Working in conjunction with Plant Leadership and the Sanitation Governance Manager:
Responsible for daily cleanliness in the Plant (inside-outside).
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for the sanitation department. Evaluates sanitation program for cost savings or shelf-life improvement recommendations. Assist with physical cleaning of equipment in the event of staffing shortages. Perform auditing of various areas of the production facility, identifying and taking appropriate action on sanitation related findings Works with chemical supplier to maintain a weekly and monthly chemical inventory. Ensure sanitation records are complete, accurate, and in compliance
Working with the site Quality Manager to ensure compliance with Quality programs such as master sanitation, NYS regulations, HACCP policies and Federal regulations. Monitor and maintain product tank holding times based on NYS regulations. Maintains employee records such as time sheets, absences, tardiness, and over time by using the Company payroll system. Works with Lead Supervisors to implement proper training for employees. Responsible for communications with other Plants or Customers. Works with Production lead to create and administer 30-60-90-day reviews. Responsible for creating and adjusting batch tickets based on internal specs and NYS/Federal requirements. Work with Lead Supervisors to maintain and improve production downtime and efficiencies. Works with night supervision team to transition from load out and filling to the sanitation start up. Work with Maintenance manager to maintain and/or improve existing operations. Must have the ability to work on multiple shifts and to cover Supervisor vacations.
Must be detailed orientated with a strong ability to communicate with others. Must have strong decision-making skills. Must be curious and driven to challenge the status quo.
Pay: $58,600k-$76,200k/yr.
*The salary range indicated in this posting represents the minimum and maximum of the salary range for this position. Actual salary will vary depending on factors including, but not limited to, budget available, prior experience, knowledge, skill and education as they relate to the position's qualifications, in addition to internal equity. The posted salary range reflects just one component of our total rewards package. Other components of the total rewards package may include participation in group health and/or dental insurance, retirement plan, wellness program, paid time away from work, and paid holidays.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Buffalo , Sanitation Vacation Relief Supervisor, Other , Buffalo, New York

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