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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. 


sanitation coordinator


What responsibilities will I have?

  • Direct and coordinate all daily sanitation activities within the processing plant as well as the grounds surrounding the processing plant
  • Review insect monitoring records and trends, investigate any issues and recommend/complete corrective actions
  • Work in conjunction with departments on daily and weekly 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 to cover the entire facility once per month searching for opportunities pertaining to sanitation and sanitary design
  • Assist in the cleaning of all infrastructure, weigh feeders and all parts of equipment
  • Monitor and assure maintenance of sanitation equipment 
  • Interacts with third party auditors to facilitate Food Safety audits within the plant
  • Focus on sanitation optimization and effectiveness as well as project design and verification


What education and training is required?

A high school diploma is required and an associate’s degree in business operations, food safety, or agricultural business is preferred.


To pursue a career as a sanitation coordinator:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, animal science, mathematics, Spanish, biology and chemistry.


Where can I work?

Sanitation coordinators work in food processing facilities including gain, vegetables, meat, dairy and dry packaged goods.


Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a sanitation coordinator will be good over the next five years.


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • International Association for Food Protection
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