Sanitation Coordinator

Sanitation Coordinator

Sanitation coordinators are responsible for all activities involved in maintaining the cleanliness of their assigned production area. Sanitation is a critical role in a well-developed food safety program, and the coordinator will also have an active role in preventing unsanitary situations in the workplace.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Direct all daily sanitation activities within the processing plant
  • Review insect monitoring records and trends
  • Investigate any issues and recommend/complete corrective actions
  • Work in conjunction with departments on sanitation tasks
  • Facilitate corrective actions related to pest prevention and sanitation
  • Facilitate spills and leaks policy
  • Develop, implement, validate and make adjustments to master sanitation schedules
  • Provide initial and annual training on proper sanitation practices
  • Perform zonal inspections each week
  • Inspect the entire facility once per month
  • Assist in the cleaning of all infrastructure, weigh feeders and all parts of equipment
  • Monitor and assure maintenance of sanitation equipment 
  • Interact with third-party auditors to facilitate food safety audits within the plant
  • Focus on sanitation optimization as well as project design and verification
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, animal science, mathematics, Spanish, biology and chemistry.
Education/Training Required: 
A high school diploma is required and an associate degree in business operations, food safety or agricultural business is preferred.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
Sanitation coordinators work in food processing facilities including gain, vegetables, meat, dairy and dry packaged goods.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • International Association for Food Protection
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$28,000
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