Sanitation Manager

Full-Time | Kenosha, WI

The Sanitation Manager is responsible for overseeing and maintaining all safety, quality, staffing, and efficiencies of the third shift sanitation operation.

Role Essentials:

  • Oversee the attendance and performance of third shift sanitation department, including sanitation supervisor, 3 crew leaders, and 25 sanitation team members
  • Training, development, disciplinary, and performance analysis of sanitation team members
  • Maintain staffing levels, assign positions, and payroll
  • Ensure company safety guidelines and GMP are followed, including employee coaching and instruction on proper personal protective equipment use.


  • Establish timeline and process controls to deliver a clean plant every morning
  • Pre-operation inspections with sanitation personnel to have plant released from QA, including a USDA inspection.
  • Daily meetings with Operations Manager to evaluate performance
  • Managing and eliminating deficiencies of the daily QA Pre-op SSOP inspection.
  • Review department chemical control logs, master sanitation schedule, ATP results as prescribed frequency.
  • Manage chemical inventories and ordering
  • Monitor APC and ATP testing results, take corrective action when needed, and maintain documentation.
  • Complex management and upkeep of exterior grounds


  • 5 years sanitation supervisory experience with food industry background and familiarity with USDA and OSHA is required.
  • Strong leadership qualities, responsible, dependable, and organized
  • Lock out/Tag out, HACCP, GMP, and Safety certifications
  • Knowledge of BRC or Global Standards Training compliance, documentation, and reporting.
  • Ability to work in refrigerated environment


Birchwood Foods offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits

Equal Opportunity Employer