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Position Title: Sanitation Manager

Type of Job Description: New Job Description

Position Type: Fulltime

Job Catalog Position Title: Sanitation Manager

FLSA Status: Salaried

Department: Technical Services

Location: Columbia, MO

Business Unit: Swift Prepared Foods

Reports to: Technical Services Director

Years of Experience: 5+ or more years of experience in a manufacturing plant or similar

Number of employees Supervised: 2 Professional and 20+ Unskilled Hourly


The Sanitation team is the first line of defense in food safety by performing housekeeping duties including cleaning & sanitizing floors, walls, plant equipment, tanks and pipelines, etc.

The Sanitation Manager is responsible for providing direction and oversight to the sanitation team and to ensure sanitation and pre-op process are complete, so there is a fluid handoff to the Production team at the targeted start times each day.

Salary range: $80,000 to $90,000 plus 20% annual bonus


Supervise, evaluate and direct personnel on shift in performing tasks according to sound operating principles and company policies and procedures

Implement Lean manufacturing practices and develop and measure KPI’s to drive continuous improvement.

Enforce maximum safety, efficiency and productivity of team members; ensure proper training of employees

Anticipate and determine causes of deviations and take appropriate actions to meet team objectives

Apply company employee relations and policies in all dealing with employees

Monitor and confirm that machinery, equipment and facilities are properly maintained and sanitized for efficient production

Arrange to have appropriate records prepared and maintained (i.e., payroll, yields)

Work closely with production supervisors and management to promote efficiency and teamwork in each department and in plant facility

Attend meetings as scheduled or called

Perform various other duties as needed or as assigned

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Minimum 5 years in food manufacturing plant or similar; meat experience strongly preferred

Extensive knowledge and technical skill in sanitation and meat processing jobs.

Managerial skills; good interpersonal relations; ability to handle conflict.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Team Player with leadership skills

Experience in leading groups of manufacturing employees, including setting team and individual objectives, managing individual and team performance and building a team approach to problem solving

Outstanding communication skills in order to lead engage and motivate individuals and/or teams.

A thorough understanding of lean manufacturing principles and leadership applications within a manufacturing environment.

Strong proficiency with personal computer software with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and multiple applications required.

Detail oriented and strong analytical skills

Highly organized

Spanish/English bilingual desired but not required


Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time

Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise

Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing

Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently

Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information

May be exposed to stressful situations

Seeing, hearing and speaking clearly in order to communicate effectively

Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 50# unassisted

Good attendance and safety records

More about us:

Since 1945, Principe has combined its Italian heritage with true craftsmanship to deliver the best Italian meats and charcuterie in the world. To meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting, high-quality Italian meats and charcuterie, Principe Foods is opening a new facility, combining old world traditions with innovative recipes, and expanding the authentic artisan offerings of Principe in the United States.

Swift Prepared Foods, a division of JBS USA, the leading global supplier of diversified, high-quality food products, acquired Principe Foods in February 2022. Swift was founded nearly 150 years ago by Gustavus Swift, a pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry.

Now it is your turn to join a company with the mission to use these 100-plus years of knowledge to be the BEST in all we do; completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers; a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Opportunity for career growth – we prefer to promote internal employees into management roles as they are ready for new responsibilities

Comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including Medical, 401(k) and free tuition to select schools

Charitable involvement across Mid-West communities ( Hometown Strong )

Company Culture ( Purpose & Culture )

EOE/Vet s /Disa bility