Golden State Foods

Sanitation Manager

Location US-CA-City of Industry
Job ID


Manages the day-to-day sanitation activities for food processing operations to meet GSF objectives, achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, and comply with established regulations for food and process safety and sanitation.



  1. Manages the day-to-day implementation of sanitation protocols and safety measures to achieve GSF productivity and quality objectives and to ensure compliance with GSF and regulatory agency regulations (SSOP, GMP, OSHA, BRC, etc.). (30%)
  1. Ensures pre-operation processes are followed to ensure a bacteria-free equipment re-assembly. (20%)
  1. Monitors the daily activities of assigned staff, providing instructions and performance feedback to ensure that productivity and quality objectives are met or exceeded. (15%)
  1. Identifies and resolves process and equipment problems, using available resources to maintain sanitation, productivity and quality levels. (15%)
  1. Implements approaches to improve quality and productivity by developing new ideas, improving processes, and planning for upcoming equipment or process changes. (10%)
  1. Ensures the execution of the sanitation training program to promote smooth operations, enhance their understanding of GSF policies and objectives, and to ensure compliance with established production policies and procedures. (5%)
  1. Performs additional tasks to support operations. (5%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Manages up to 3 supervisors and 30 hourly associates



  • Productivity/quality standards:  cleanliness
  • Productivity/quality standards:  energy, water, and chemical conservation
  • Productivity/quality standards:  continuous product/process improvement
  • Staffing, training, scheduling, and utilization
  • Records management
  • Inventory
  • Start-up efficiencies
  • Budget
  • Cost containment
  • Compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Vendor relations
  • Safety standards and procedures:  employees
  • Safety standards and procedures:  equipment


Education and experience equivalent to:



Bachelor’s degree in food science, engineering, or business administration from an accredited university.



5 to 7 years of relevant work experience in a food-manufacturing environment with management or supervisory experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Food processing and formulation concepts and techniques (J)
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques (J)
  • Accounting concepts and techniques (J)
  • Sanitation concepts and techniques (E)
  • Chemical properties of sanitizers (E)
  • OSHA, SSOP, MSDS, HACCP, FSIS, USDA policies and regulations (J)
  • Supervisory concepts and procedures (E)
  • Food processing equipment (J)
  • Budgetary concepts and procedures (J)
  • Food safety concepts and techniques (E)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (J)

Skill and ability to:

  • Supervise and motivate employees in a team-based environment
  • Identify problems or irregularities for early resolution
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed


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