The sanitation supervisor is a position that is generally sought after by various food product companies, usually in their production factories and plants. Some companies may only require a high school diploma, but others are seeking applicants with a bachelor's degree in a food-related industry. Most companies will require at least a few years of experience working as a supervisor or in another managerial position, usually related to the particular product group that the company is focused on. The ideal worker will also be at least somewhat familiar with the processes and procedures that the company uses, as well as have a basic knowledge of the equipment, tools, and products produced by the organization. The job is mostly indoors, but can sometimes entail walking.
The sanitation supervisor will be responsible for the cleanliness of the facility and will be working to ensure that all federal regulations and guidelines are met and satisfied. They will be responsible for directing a team of sanitation employees to adequately clean and maintain equipment and the facility. This is to ensure that regulations are met and that the product produced is safe for consumption. The sanitation supervisor will be working together with other departments to ensure that the entire facility is up to standards. They will need to keep a documentation of cleaning tasks and records. They will also be performing inspections throughout the facility to ensure that standards are upheld. The supervisor will be training employees in proper techniques and guidelines and may also order supplies and other cleaning tools as needed.
Sanitation Supervisor Tasks
Evaluate and forecast staffing demands and scheduling.
Complete and report all sanitation paperwork, budgeting, and inventory.
Set maintenance schedule for equipment and tools, ensuring functionality.
Oversee the sanitation team, training, and ensuring compliance.
Write accident and problem reports.