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Manager - Sanitation 3rd Shift


Santa Fe Springs, CA, US, 90670

Req ID:  23642

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The Sanitation Manager manages all plant units responsible for monitoring and ensuring proper sanitation throughout the facility and meets all regulatory requirements. Also recommends improvements in manufacturing methods and sanitation practices to management.  In addition to developing and implementing short-term and mid-term business plans for department, and assists in the development of the strategic plan for the plant and meets all regulatory requirements.


  • Plans, manages and directs plant sanitation procedures, programs and regulatory requirements, ensuring all plant equipment is clean and safe for production.  Ensures compliance with all standard operating procedures.
  • Develops, implements and communicates short-term and mid-term (1 - 2 years) business plans for the operations, ensuring associates understand the link to the plant’s, division’s and the corporation’s business plans and understand their role in accomplishing these plans.
  • Assists in establishing the longer-term strategic plans for the plant.
  • Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Oversees the tailoring and documenting of plant procedures related to approved cleaning chemicals and cleaning schedules.
  • Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.
  • Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems. Ensures all associates have the resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their responsibilities.
  • May serve as a member of the plant’s Steering Team.
  • Monitors rodent and insect control program, including periodically checking weekly rodent reports and traps.
  • Monitors microbiological reports from the plant to determine whether cleaning procedures are being followed. Implements corrective action as necessary.
  • Participates in regular meetings with plant management to discuss quality and sanitation improvements. Facilitates problem resolution related to sanitation and quality issues.
  • Develops, maintains and reports required operational information to management.
  • Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards are in compliance.
  • Participates in weekly GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies.
  • Follows up on work orders, with the appropriate Associates to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.
  • Keeps abreast of latest manufacturing technologies, systems, and sanitation practices.
  • Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives.


  • BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field
  • 5 years supervisory experience in a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment
  • Working knowledge of  FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation processes/procedures and HACCP
  • Demonstrated understanding of production scheduling and other production variables such as run-rates, processing times, change-over times, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), throughput delivery and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations
  • Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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