Sanitation Manager - Indianapolis, Indiana - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary:
Responsible for all sanitation operation and equipment at the facility. Manages projects for the continuous improvement and maintenance of sanitation equipment and systems (i.e. CIP/SIP). Manages plant sanitation in the effective use of chemicals, cleaning processes, sanitation equipment and valve function and design. Sets standard for maintaining cleaning equipment, developing cleaning equipment planned maintenance and calibration programs. Implements sanitation assurance initiatives, pest control and plant regulatory compliance programs for sanitation.
(In the absence of the Sanitation Manager, the Quality Manager or a designee of the Quality Manager will be assigned to assume the responsibilities)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct supervision of sanitation employees.
Maintain sanitary condition of facility, sanitation paperwork, sanitation procedures, and sanitation chemical supplies.
Leverage personal and contractor support to be a technical consult/ expert/ trainer for engineering and operation team resources for sanitation processes and systems.
Be a key liaison working with the local Engineering team on execution, planning and engaging operations resources to minimize or enhance project impact to daily operations for all sanitation projects. Leverage appropriate CPS/FI tools for necessary data to support success criteria development.
Responsible for coordinating start-up and training education for all sanitation work.
Leverage plant facilities, maintenance departments for all sanitation improvement work requiring needed support.
Monitor all sanitation projects and processes to ensure timely completion.
Assist and lead SQF and Food Safety Quality audits.
Implement, administer and direct Food Safety programs.
Active member of the facility’s CPS initiatives, working as a member of the Focused Improvement and Zero Loss Analytics Pillar
B.S. degree in Food Science, Chemistry or Engineering related field. Five or more years of experience working in a food, beverage or dairy production environment.
Supervisory experience, over a sanitation department preferred.
Project management experience
Ability to read, analyze and interpret engineering type documents and drawing.
Excellent reasoning skills – ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and make conclusions.
Able to handle several projects/ tasks at one time
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Familiarity with CPS tools and statistical tools is a plus
Computer proficiency in MicroSoft application and SAP
Ability to understand the operation and cleaning of process equipment
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret a variety of technical information in mathematical and/or narrative form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management skills and flexibility.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.