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Savencia Cheese USA Sanitation Team Lead - 2nd Shift in Lena, Illinois

Job Title: Sanitation Team Lead, 2nd Shift

Hours Required: 2nd Shift; Monday – Friday, 7:00 pm – 2:30 am approximately,

end time varies depending upon production (OT & Weekends)

Supervisor: Nancy Huber, Packaging Supervisor

Summary of Position:

This position is to assist with leading and managing the sanitation team and the manufacturing process. The production objective is to adhere to the team’s sanitation plan. The performance indicators are Safety, Quality, Cost, Lead Time, Involvement, and Environment. This position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.


  • Able to take apart and clean every part of a machine and clean the whole machine;

  • Clean floors and walls;

  • Able to use necessary cleaning chemicals appropriately and has chemical experience;

  • Able to use and operate a Clean-Out-of-Place (COP) tank and Sanitizer tank;

  • Ensure the safety and productivity of all department employees assigned to designated shift;

  • Ensure security of facilities during designated shift hours;

  • Guarantee product quality according to the defined standards;

  • Ensure that equipment, grounds and walls are clean according to GMP standards;

  • verify their efficiency;

  • Assure compliance to all quality processes and procedures at all levels in the operation;

  • Immediately correct or report if out of spec and complete non-conformance form;

  • Assure department schedule is properly staffed, daily to meet order needs;

  • Contribute to and coordinate actions for continuous improvement and then implement

  • Actions;

  • Ensure the operations and processes meet department objectives;

  • Ensure all equipment and materials required are ready for startup prior to scheduled start time;

  • Analyzes the OEE system and daily results to allow corrective actions for all gaps and downtime;

  • Work closely with other teams in the auditing and PM planning for machines

  • Carry out physical inventories;

  • Ensure the execution of the planned operations with the corresponding departmental

  • inputs (materials management, maintenance and quality);

  • Dismantle or have their team dismantle, clean, repair and reassemble equipment parts

  • as needed;

  • Guarantee the proper functioning of the manufacturing procedures and equipment

  • Ensure supply personnel confirm the quality of all incoming materials prior to use on the

  • Floor;

  • Relieve the operator’s / team members according to needs;

  • Confirm the level of qualification of their team, train them or ensure that they receive training according to needs;

  • Develop and improve procedures, SOPs and other instructions according to needs and oversee their application;

  • Analyze the daily results, lead meetings as needed Assures assigned department employees fully understand how to set and adjust the equipment settings and understand all operational procedures;

  • Assign the available resources based on objectives data and production constraints;

  • Enter data and indicators for the daily department requirements;

  • Utilizing OEE data, and other information sources develop action plans and implement improvements;

  • Communicate plant issues or activities to the proper departments;

  • Welcome and train new employees;

  • Share the quantitative and quality objectives with the employees;

  • Responsible for daily schedule and coordination of employees;

  • Assures all project requirements are properly schedule;

  • Rotate the employees according to any safety or quality concerns;

  • Participate actively in the continuous improvement process and ensure participation by employees;

  • Managing and approving time cards as needed in the timekeeping system for department employees.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • 1-3 years Sanitation Experience;

  • Computer skills and basic knowledge of MS Excel and Word;

  • Mechanical Aptitude;

  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Strong Analytical Skills;

  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Management (CIM);

  • 2-5 years’ food manufacturing experience;

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a leadership role.