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Sanitation Superintendent



Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


The Sanitation Superintendent position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability. Ensures regulatory Compliance.

The Sanitation Superintendent will develop and direct the sanitation activities at the Chaska and Las Vegas Michael Foods, Inc. facilities. They will protect the MFI brands through standardized and sustainable processes that will deliver sanitation programs that are efficient, effective and consistent. The sanitation superintendent is a member of the plant leadership team and will lead, develop and coach all personnel involved with sanitation of their department/area to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures are followed.

This position will evenly support the sanitation functions for the Chaska facility’s DHC, CDHC, Mash lines, raw areas as well as the Las Vegas facility. To accomplish this, the position will rotate among all shifts, days, evenings, and develop a schedule that allows time to be spent reviewing each shift that is in cleanup.


  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks. Insures regulatory compliance.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to all safety polices and procedures.
  • Demonstrate procedure and standards compliance – MFI, FSMA and USDA.
  • Manage sanitation programs and knowledgeable of the following:
  • Cleaning the entire facility to a microbiological level
  • Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS)
  • Environmental cleaning
  • End of cycle cleaning
  • Operational cleaning
  • Cross contamination and daily contamination
  • Special event cleaning – i.e. construction, incident response
  • Plant janitorial/housekeeping
  • Work directly with chemical provider to address any identified corrective actions.
  • Directly supervise Sanitation Supervisor.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of cleaning chemistry (chemicals).
  • Develop, validate and verify SSOP’s and work instructions.
  • Apply wet cleaning techniques following the 7 Steps of Wet Sanitation process.
  • Apply Clean in Place (CIP) and Clean Out of Place (COP) cleaning techniques.
  • Develop Facility Construction Food Safety Plans and manage sanitation aspects of construction events
  • Demonstrate audit and regulatory compliance.
  • Validate, verify and monitor sanitation systems and requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with HACCP prerequisite programs:
  • Sanitation
  • GMP’s
  • Apply sanitary design principles.
  • Manage plant zoning / separation.
  • Manage to personnel safety requirements.
  • Manage sanitation budget.
  • Develop a staff to execute sanitation principles.
  • Coach and mentor Sanitation, Production, and Quality Supervisors.
  • Provide research, guidance and technical support to plant control in areas of sanitation.
  • Manage cross-functional relationships and influence with operations, maintenance and engineering to drive food safety and sanitation objectives.
  • Manage appropriate man hours (staffing and duration) to complete effective sanitation processes.


    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.


  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in sanitation of a food manufacturing environment.
  • Certified sanitarian.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Skills in identifying sanitation problems and providing workable solutions.
  • Must have a strong knowledge and understanding of food microbiology, Food Safety/HACCP/HARPC, GMP’s, Sanitary design/controls, and food technology.
  • Strong continuous improvement knowledge.
  • Excellent computer skills in Office, SharePoint, SAP,
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in different plant locations.
  • Able to work flexible hours (nights and weekends) as required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Qualifications



    Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

    Leader:Inspires teammates to follow them

    Detail Oriented:Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

    Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject

    Dedicated:Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



    Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

    Growth Opportunities:Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

    Goal Completion:Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

    Flexibility:Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals



    Bachelors or better in Food Science or related field.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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