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MICHAEL FOODS Sanitation Lead Person in NORWALK, Iowa

Business Unit OverviewMichael 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. Location DescriptionMichael Foods, Inc. located in Norwalk, Iowa is a southern suburb in the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. We are known for knowing our neighbors and enjoying a great quality of life! Our location produces high quality precooked egg patties as well as various French Toast products. Responsibilities The purpose of the lead sanitarian is to oversee and ensure the cleaning duties and responsibilities of the cleaning crew are achieved in a timely manner. This person is responsible for all aspects of the sanitation process. All employees, customers, and consumers benefit from their attention to detail and accuracy ensuring no bacteria is present to contaminate any products. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coach, train and assist in the cleaning responsibilities of the cleaning crew. Monitor chemical usage and report any needs to the chemical representative or sanitation supervisor. Supervise the startup of production machinery, including locking out equipment and perform pre-operation inspections designated by USDA. Provide corrective action on environmental reports. Complete sanitation reports. Be a team member and participate in team meetings. Assist management in defining and implementing processes and procedures. Provide coverage in the absence of the supervisor. Fill out absentee reports. Completed absentee reports, inputting work orders or maintenance and daily shift reports. Maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained in order to maintain SQF certification. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety. 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.Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.Perform other duties as assigned. QualificationsHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent. Strong attention to detail. Strong mechanical abilities. Wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job. Ability to work indoors in a wet environment. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Skill in working with computers and experience with spreadsheet and word-processing software. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form. Licenses, certificates, and registrations required: Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Certification, Driver's license, LOTO, Confined Space EntryPREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: The ability to obtain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) certification. Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified ap