Kettle Cuisine

Sanitation Supervisor

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

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for the hygiene and sanitation of the facility, working the overnight 3rd shift primarily, with flexibility to support 1st and 2nd shift as needed, and is accountable for the coordination, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the Sanitation and Pre-operational function. The role ensures the safe and consistent manufacture of products to the standards required by the company, customers, regulatory authorities and good manufacturing practice.  This includes development of the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (including validation and verification), managing chemical usage, managing site janitorial, audit of systems and coordination and support of the Pre-Op team. The role ensures that all appropriate records are completed and maintained clearly and accurately including pre-op and internal audits as appropriate.  This position will deputise for the Food Safety and Quality Manager as and when required or instructed.


Essential Functions:

·         Define what needs to be cleaned and how often (MSS)

·         Oversight and accountable for performance of third-party sanitation vendor and their on-site sanitation crews

·         Validate and verify methods and design SSOP’s

·         Continuously verify efficacy of cleaning and sanitation

·         Work with chemical and PPE supplies companies to ensure the business has what it needs and costs are controlled

·         Manage and support the Sanitation and Pre-Op team ensuring that staff training is carried out and kept up to date as required

·         Carrying out internal audits and other verification activities such as our microbiological sampling plans.

·         Ensure that all company policies and procedures are adhered to in order to produce safe and legal products compliant with specification

·         Write and update company policies and procedures as required

·         Oversee the auditing, maintenance and coordination of the plant maintenance list as it relates to sanitation and risk reduction. Follow up issues with the Maintenance department to ensure that issues are corrected in a timely manner.  This will include carrying out site fabrication/construction audits as required

·         Sit as a member of the HACCP team and verify HACCP procedures and paperwork as required

·         Routinely monitor sanitation and production practices and the facility to reduce the potential of NR’s being raised by the USDA

·         Actively promote a safe working environment for all site staff. Health & Safety is a key responsibility for all personnel on site

·         Deputise for FSQA Manager as required or instructed

·         Any other tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management


Qualifications and Experience

·         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


Required attributes

·         Ultra-high standards – never satisfied, always looking for improvement opportunity and risk reduction

·         Fastidious attention to detail

·         Problem solving abilities/root cause analysis

·         Sound understanding of regulatory requirements, including USDA, FDA, Federal and State laws

·         Sound understanding of the products produced and the manufacturing processes used at the site

·         Good communicator – able to communicate with people at all levels

·         Understanding of budget and cost center control

·         Basic computer skills

·         Time management

·         Good people management and decision-making skills.



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

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