Kettle Cuisine

Sanitation Manager

  • Location:   Everett, WA
  • Position Type:   Full-time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Plant Manager, responsible for the overall cleanliness of the building and equipment, oversee the Master Cleaning Schedule and complete documentation relevant to the SSOP with full support of all regulatory and third-party programs.

Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in their products and expects each employee to do the same with their work.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure team members understand and follow safety rules, guidelines, and practices. Oversee supervisors in completion of accident reports for safety incidents.
  • Monitor cleaning of facility to follow technical and food safety requirements, including but not limited to Safe Quality Food (SQF), USDA, FDA, and OSHA.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the sanitation process
  • Good knowledge of chemical safety and uses.
  • Update and maintain the sanitation procedures.
  • Chemical control with checks and inventory control
  • Audit the start-up of daily cleaning procedures and review daily pre-op issues with QA to work towards removing any deficiencies.
  • Review and monitor usage of chemicals through reports from and central systems usage to control budget spending.
  • Hand over facility to Production and QA teams and document the shift handover of rooms daily.
  • Oversee Master Cleaning Schedule ensuring all areas are being maintained.
  • Weekly meeting with chemical suppliers for trouble shooting and usage concerns.
  • Respond to swab reports from both inside and external lab findings.
  • Work with Safety Manager and Technical department to maintain training requirements.
  • Ability to communicate and work with the QA and production departments.
  • Work with 3rd party chemical suppliers.
  • Ensure facility is cleaned and handover to production in a timely manner.
  • Additional responsibilities as required or requested by management.



·         Works with little supervision, but work is reviewed. Exercises discretion within area of responsibility.

·         Influences action at a senior level including interactions with customers and vendors.

·         Receives customer questions and responds within prescribed areas of knowledge.

·         Position makes indirect contribution to efforts that generate moderate levels of revenue.

·         Ineffective actions could result in significant loss of time, resources and/or could have moderate impact on the organization’s public image. Decisions or actions have a significant impact on the organization. Errors are difficult to detect and may be difficult and/or costly to correct. Decisions may have a significant impact on resources and organizational effectiveness; funding, productivity, service, quality, security of assets or external relationships may be adversely affected.



·         Oversees the work of others within area of responsibility and participates in hiring, firing, and performance management, but does not have sole supervisory responsibility.



  • Managerial or supervisory experience in a similar role at a USDA/FDA approved facility (preferably ready to eat) – knowledge of pathogen management (eg: Listeria awareness)
  • Liaising with people at all levels within the organization
  • Leadership experience
  • Food Science, Quality, Engineering, or biological sciences degree preferred

·         Understanding the mechanics, basic chemistry and microbiology of cleaning and sanitation



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Sanitation Manager encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands/Efforts

·         Work requires occasional physical exertion including some lifting of objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

Mental & Visual Demands

·         Work performed by this position requires considerable mental concentration to effectively execute complex tasks.

·         Work requires continuous visual effort for extended periods of time.

Work Environment and Hazards

·         Employee works in a manufacturing setting with frequent exposure to heat/cold, dust, or other factors that may require protective equipment and still pose a hazard.

·         This position has regular exposure to hazards that could result in injury and loss of time at work.

·         Limited travel may be required.



  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward.
  • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team.
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once.
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments.
  • Passionate about food
  • Skilled in addressing difficult situations head on with patience and respect.



Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.

·         Honor Food – We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all-natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle.

·         Honor Each Other – We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners.

·         Honor Development – We recognize and nurture each other’s talents, strengths and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team. 

·         Honor Innovation – We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence.



Kettle Cuisine complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.  This means we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

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