Sanitation Manager


  • Platinum level health insurance rating with low premiums, deductibles and out of pocket maximums
  • Quarterly and annual bonus potential
  • Paid life insurance
  • Up to 5% 401(k) match
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid paternity & maternity leave programs
  • Wellness programs, service awards, company parties

Read about the The Krusteaz Company Effingham Plant HERE.

About the Position

The Sanitation Manager is responsible for implementing policies, procedures, training, and providing sound guidance for complying with sanitation standards. They will establish and maintain environmental and operational programs necessary to create a work culture suitable to produce safe and legal food products.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and maintain Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and Master Sanitation Schedule for both wet and dry clean environments.
  • Develop, execute and maintain training materials, deliver training to employees and verify compliance to CM standards and appropriate auditing groups such as BRC.
  • Perform analysis on new processes and new equipment commissioning and make recommendations for cleaning & sanitation, as well as the procedure and training requirements for new and updated procedures.
  • Act as the primary resource for sanitation decisions, providing recommendations that support and drive results in quality, productivity, and engagement.
  • Develop, execute, and validate audit programs to support all sanitation programs.
  • Drive root cause analysis and develop a corrective action process to promptly respond to ineffective or non-compliant programs related to sanitation.
  • Own, coach and execute designated plant quality programs, for example EMP and pest management, including tracking, testing, and reporting, as required. Responsible for effectiveness, maintenance, and direction of programs.
  • Support both wet and dry cleaning and control measures within the facility, including allergen change over procedures and execution.
  • Develops and drives sanitation strategy at plant level. Identifies long-term goals, leverages resources, and delivers objectives through cross-functional alignment.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals qualified with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A leader who is involved with production in the plant to problem solve and process improvement, work practices improvement
  • Proven problem-solving ability, attention to detail, and ability to apply manufacturing techniques like TPM.
  • Effectively lead and develop team, including budget development and management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of reporting out metrics and trends, training and influencing others, receiving feedback, and garnering the input of others to make decisions.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide effective written instructional programs and processes; able to explain technical concepts in simple terms.
  • Understands the balance of individual, customer and business needs.
  • Ability to be an effective team member who fosters cross-functional collaboration.
  • Strong analytical & critical thinking skills. Able to extract and interpret data to drive decisions and priorities.
  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Provide direct and indirect leadership of people, projects, and activities.
  • Set expectations, track results, manage accountability, and develop people to higher levels of performance.
  • Self-aware and driven to manage projects, priorities, and goals.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; delegating tasks to and partnering with employees who have leadership responsibilities; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience
  • S. in Food Science, related technical science degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in food sanitation or quality-related function.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience leading sanitation programs in food industry preferred.
  • Prior experience developing and managing critical sanitation systems.
  • HACCP, GFSI, Internal Auditor, etc. training is preferred
  • Experience with CIP and COP is preferred
  • Experience with managing chemicals is required


To support ongoing business goals and successfully contribute to your team, acceptable levels of performance and attendance must be consistently maintained, including attending all required meetings and events. Requires the flexibility to work non-standard hours as needed.


Follows procedures to ensure all food quality standards are met or exceeded. Must also produce quality work measured by efficiency, accuracy, and completion of both personal and company goals in a manner that embodies CM values and our culture of integrity, dignity and respect.


Employees are required to conduct their work in a safe and legal manner, according to all GMP food safety standards as well as following all compliance and CM safety protocols. Employees must be willing to be responsible for their safety and health as well as the safety and health of all employees, vendors and visitors.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This position requires working in both manufacturing and office environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone along with reaching. Specific vision abilities include close vision requirements due to computer work. Moderate noise, ability to work in a confined area, and ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time are also included. Must be able to effectively communicate and work in a dynamic environment. You may also be on your feet for several hours a day and may be exposed to a variety of physical demands that require you to lift heavy objects, climb stairs, exert energy, bend, twist and squat and use tools and equipment in an indoor production environment that has a high level of food dust and limited climate control while wearing PPE.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.