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 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