Food Safety/Sanitation Team Leader at Schreiber Foods in Carthage, Missouri

Posted in Information Technology 2 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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Enterprise Quality and Food Safety

Job Description:

In this role you will be responsible for leading the development, compliance, training, problem solving, best practices and technical support in the area of food safety and sanitation at the designated plant. Work with operations, technology groups, chemical suppliers and contractors to ensure equipment, processes and the plant environment is suitably designed, maintained, and cleaned and monitored for food safety.

What you’ll do:

  • Direct and train Plant Sanitarians, Sanitation Partners, and Janitorial Partners. 

  • Interface with plant leaders as well as Enterprise Quality to develop qualified teams which effectively and efficiently provide a sanitary operating environment.     

  • Assist in the development of SSOP's, MSS, CIP processes and related SOP's in all departments. Perform troubleshooting and provide assistance with CIP programming validation

  • Review and analyze data in EQMS/eAM from pathogen monitoring, MSS, Pre-Op inspections, food safety audits (internal, third party, customer, and Regulatory), customer complaints as well as other sources, and utilize this data to identify trends and take CAPA -corrective/preventive actions.

  • Proactively utilize process metrics and experience to prevent problems that could affect product quality and safety.

  • Investigate potential sanitation issues, which may result in product contamination, reduced shelf-life, or customer complaints or rejection of products. Assist in the identification of root cause and corrective actions.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Enterprise Quality and equipment vendors to assure that new or modified equipment meets sanitary design and regulatory requirements prior to purchase and installation.

  • Validate that equipment modifications or new equipment can effectively be cleaned and sanitized to a microbial level.

  • Work closely with sanitation chemical providers and Pest Management contractors to maximize technical expertise and to drive results while being cost effective.

  • Lead plant sanitation verification and auditing process including Environmental Monitoring. Work with appropriate Partners to address and resolve deficiencies.

  • Lead plant projects resulting in more effective execution of sanitation and monitoring processes as well as cost savings initiatives.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science and/or dairy science.

  • 2+ years’ experience in sanitation, plant production, quality, and or maintenance leadership.

  • Basic Microbiology, excellent written and oral communication skills, technical knowledge of COP and CIP, cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, sanitary design of food processing equipment, auditing experience, computer and process excellence tools. 

  • Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities.

  • PCQI certified a plus.

  • Ability to travel up to 5%

Eligible partners will receive:

  • Get not one, but TWO retirement benefits. When you join our employee-owned company, you’ll be part of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) from day one. That means in addition to an 8% 401(k) match into the ESOP, Schreiber will contribute an extra amount – about 10% of your earnings – toward your retirement every year. That’s a company contribution of around 18% in retirement savings annually!

  • Earn bonus pay. You’ll have an opportunity to earn incentive pay twice a year when we meet our company goals.

  • Earn $ for focusing on your health. Get up to $1,200 for your health savings account each year, plus get reimbursed for fitness membership, equipment or classes.

  • Pursue development that’s relevant to your role, career goals and the company. Plus, we offer tuition reimbursement if you want to further your education to grow in your role at Schreiber.

  • Get access to medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits starting day one. This includes an onsite nurse and mental health counselor.

  • Experience caring like you’ve never experienced it before. We have a program that’s completely organized by and for other partners who need extra help. It’s called Partners Helping Partners. We have hundreds of examples of partners organizing fundraisers to help out others going through a hard time.

Sound like a company you’d like to be a part of? Click Apply.

Need extra assistance with the application process? Contact or call 920-437-7601.

​For positions that require any amount of travel: Valid driver's license, auto insurance (at least state minimum- more might be required), acceptable driving record per Schreiber Foods discretion, and vehicle that will ensure applicant can meet the travel necessities of the position are required.

Schreiber requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event, an applicant does not have current work authorization, Schreiber will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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