• Plant Operations - North East, PA
  • North East, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401-k and paid vacation programs.

We're looking for a Food Safety and Sanitation Advisor to join our team to provide oversight of sanitation procedures, training and equipment design. 

 What You'll Do:

  • Provide expert sanitation troubleshooting support to all areas of plant operation serving as the visible "go to" person for plant sanitation expertise interacting with plant, corporate and external personnel.
  • Review and maintain cleaning procedures working with plant personnel, chemical supplier and other resources.
  • Manage plant-wide sanitation and pest control programs, procedures, and continuous improvement.
  • Participate in sanitary design solution issues working with engineering or maintenance personnel. Participate in prioritizing capital projects related to Sanitation and Food Safety.
  • Train employees from all shifts on cleaning procedures and chemical safety -both "hands-on" and in the classroom as necessary.
  • Support plant training objectives that relate to quality system improvement through direct involvement in employee training.
  • Utilize continuous improvement tools to improve quality & eliminate waste through problem resolution, system improvements, and Standard Work Procedure development.
  • Conduct sanitation and housekeeping inspections in all plant areas on a regular basis to include cleaning effectiveness, procedural compliance and sanitary design. Issue reports, support departments in addressing actionable items, and follow-up to assure completion. Communicate as required any food safety issues to assure prompt resolution.
  • Lead process for production line certifications and sanitation procedures.
  • Interface with corporate and plant resources while conducting PTRs and other tests.
  • Ensure new processes and equipment installations are designed to provide proper sanitation and prevent compromises to food safety.
  • Continuously improve CIP and all cleaning processes.
  • Develop and enhance quality partnerships with key suppliers.
  • Design and conduct process capability studies.
  • Maintain documentation for regulatory compliance.
  • Perform position requirements in compliance with all company standards related to laboratory/personal safety and personnel standards for food processing.

 Who You Are:

  • Proven expertise in cleaning chemistry, CIP systems, and sanitary design.
  • Experience with HACCP, GMP's, and regulatory inspections.
  • Computer skills in word processing, database management and spreadsheets specifically with Microsoft Office products.
  • Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management and Statistical Process Control experience desired.
  • CQE preferred or willingness to attain certification during employment

 What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology or related field strongly preferred.
  • 5 years' experience in sanitation in a supervisory capacity in the food and beverage industry
  • Hands on sanitation experience and expertise in food manufacturing plants.
  • Flexibility to work any shift and additional hours as needed to focus on plant priorities.

 What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • Alternative shift arrangements designed to offer better work-life balance
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

 Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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