Sanitation Supervisor

About Vital Farms


Vital Farms, a Certified B Corp, is a pioneer of pasture-raising, and offers a range of ethically sourced products nationwide.  Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms was recently recognized as a Forbes Small Giant due to our exceptional growth and conscious business practices.  We are the leading producer of pasture-raised eggs in the country and this year became the first brand to offer pasture-raised ready-to-eat hard-boiled eggs.  We also introduced a pasture-raised, American-made butter in 2015.  Vital Farms continues to raise the welfare standards for happy, healthy hens and contented cows, with products of exceptional taste and nutrition. Vital Farms eggs and butter are sold in more than 9000 grocery stores nationwide.

Overview of the Role

Cleanliness and Care for People are job one for the Vital Farms Sanitation Supervisor!  Our sanitation crew works from 10 pm-6:30 am, the Sanitation Supervisor will be the primary source of leadership, inspiration and communication to these critical crew members.  The right leader for this position will embrace our stakeholder model and develop a crew who takes seriously the importance and impact of their job.  The work of the Sanitation crew is critical as they set the equipment and the production crew up for success each day.  All three of our shifts work as a team, understanding the important role each plays in the overall success of Egg Central Station (ECS).  Our Sanitation Supervisor will supervise and coordinate sanitation programs to ensure all cleaning is done safely and effectively, with focus on efficiency and compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs). 

Major Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Collaborates with ECS leadership to tailor and document plant procedures related to approved cleaning chemicals and cleaning schedules.
    • Mentors and motivates the crew, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth. Communicates performance standards to the crew, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance concerns. Ensures all crew have the resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their responsibilities.
    • 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 leadership to discuss quality and sanitation improvements. 
    • Develops, maintains, and reports required operational information to leadership.
    • 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 crew members to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.
    • Keeps abreast of latest manufacturing technologies, systems, and sanitation practices.
    • Work with the Production Managers, Maintenance Manager, Line Leads, and site leadership to develop and implement ideas to drive increased productivity and optimize sanitation procedures.
    • Communicates well with all levels of the organization with primary customers being line leads and site leadership.
    • Drives continuous improvement of break down and waste elimination processes.

    Essential Qualifications:

    • Works well in a team environment
    • Must be able to speak, read and write in English for safety reasons
    • Have knowledge of sets up, operations, SSOP, GMP, MSS, Lock-Out/Tag-out
    • Proficient computer knowledge; Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Have a working knowledge of PLC’s
    • Strong planning, organizing, problem solving, math, and communication skills; verbal and written
    • Strong people skills and ability to deal with all crew member and leadership groups
    • Demonstrate strong accountability, consistency and follow-through skills
    • Proven experience in leadership / supervisory roles
    • Working knowledge of FDA/USDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation processes/procedures, HACCP and SQF
    • 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 crew safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), throughput delivery and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)

     

    To Apply
    If you are interested in this role and believe you would be a good fit, please email us at careers@vitalfarms.com. We’d love to learn why you believe you are a good fit and how you can contribute to our growing company through this role.