Gehl Food & Beverage - Sanitation Lead

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For more than 125 years, Gehl Food & Beverage has provided aseptically-manufactured food and beverage products for consumption around the world. Our focus on providing high-quality products has driven us to become the nation’s leading aseptic manufacturer. Gehl Food & Beverage is hiring for their new location in Walterboro.

Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Sanitation Lead

Reporting to the Quality Supervisor, the Sanitation Lead is responsible for coordination and execution of continuous improvement of sanitation. The sanitation lead is responsible to train and mentor proper sanitation standards, Chemical safety, Food safety, GMP rules, as well as all rules put forth by our governing bodies FDA, BRC.  A Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP, internal auditing, CIP systems, chemical chemistry, and Quality Compliance.  

Job Responsibilities 
  • Lead and direct daily sanitation activities
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of sanitation practices, HACCP principals, BRC standards, chemical usages and application in a food environment to drive process improvements.  Do daily walk throughs of the Southeast plant looking for compliance to standards and mentoring teams on these standards.
  • Responsible for CIP optimization, to include capturing water and chemical savings, improvement of performance of CIP systems, including changing gaskets and checking probes
  • Lead the validation of the CIP Systems and Processes, to include but not limited to testing, documenting results, shipping to the lab and keeping current with records.
  • Responsible for signing off on CIP Records
  • Coordinate and lead GMP audits to maintain GMP compliance within the facility
  • Facilitate both internal and 3rd party audit preparation
  • Develop SSOP (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) training and maintain SSOP’s
  • Lead activities to complete action items listed on the chemical reps service report
  • Maintain sanitation records and equipment labeling
  • Lead Master Sanitation Schedule completion
  • Lead monthly sterilex treatments on all stork lines
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Must to PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) certified
  • Strong detail orientation and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work with strong chemicals
  • Ability to work effectively under time restraints and limited supervision
  • Ability to communicate and take direction in the English language
  • Able to work up to 10 hours and weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity
Preferred Qualifications  
  • Previous similar experience and chemical knowledge
  • High School or Equivalent Diploma.
  • Minimum of 5 years of food manufacturing related experience
  • Ability to follow all quality policies and procedures; report and follow through on any deficiencies
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical data sheets and various industry related documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing operation and organizational needs
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) as well as general data entry and data management
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of sanitation in a food processing plant.  

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