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Wells Dairy Inc. Sanitation Specialist - Nights - One Campus in Le Mars, Iowa

Description Under the direction of the sanitation supervisor, responsible for the manual cleaning of the plant and equipment within the manufacturing facilities. Assist to ensure the work group follows company standards and plant standard work and operating procedures. A majority of the work time is spent performing many of the same duties as workgroup members to ensure sanitation processes are completed on schedule and in accordance with procedural food safety requirements. Primary responsibilities include: * Functions as a technical resource and executes the sanitation and/or COP processes including breaking down and setting up equipment for sanitation processes. This includes but is not limited to process piping assembly, ingredient feeders, ice cream fillers, product transfer equipment and conveyors. Responsible for troubleshooting any mechanical, quality or product issues in partnership with other support functions. * Makes sound judgments based upon analysis and experience, sometimes with limited information and under tight deadlines while being mindful of the impact to SQDC. * Identifies opportunities and prioritizes the activities that will positively impact SQDC, using continuous improvement while engaging team members within the Sanitation Group. Identifies mission critical tasks, eliminates roadblocks and creates focus for team members. * Serves as a responsible steward of safety. Proactively identifies safety issues, including acknowledging both safe and unsafe behaviors. Regularly monitors and promotes Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Assists to ensure line crews adhere to established work practices (Standard Work/SOPs), Master Cleaning Schedule (MCS), and Master Sanitation Schedule. * Solves difficult problems by using logic and methods with effective solutions. Probes for answers, looks beyond the obvious and gathers all the facts to find the root cause of problems. Ensures sanitation processes are conducted effectively. Works closely with support groups for resolution of issues. New hire training as necessary. * Serves as a model in terms of effective, appropriate, and respectful communication, both verbally and written. Executes shift handoffs for area of responsibility. Emphasizes the values of trust, integrity and respect during all communications with sanitation group members. * Assists supervisor with assigning team responsibility, making decisions, and setting clear objectives. Takes line ownership and responsibility for metrics such as Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost. Monitors process, progress, and results on a regular basis. Paperwork and data entry as required. Working closely with the sanitation supervisor, ensures work group is appropriately trained. Plant: Shift/Hours: ## Qualifications * 18 years old with no high school diploma or equivalent required. * Previous sanitation experience preferred If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, to be considered for an interview you must complete an online application at Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA employer M/F/Vet/Dis Job: Facilities/Maintenance Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Le Mars Schedule: Full-time Req ID: 2100000612