Pinnacle Foods

  • 3rd Shift Sanitation Team Leader- Starting at $16.16-17.76/HR (Experience Based) + .45 Shift Diff

    Location US-AR-Fayetteville
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  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    The Sanitation Lead is responsible for all activities involved in maintaining the cleanliness and food safe environment of the Processing facility, surrounding area and equipment. Leads, motivates and develops Sanitation staff to achieve outstanding sanitation results. Reports to the Sanitation Supervisor and receives direction concerning sanitation activities.



    1. Perform daily sanitation of all processing lines.
    2. Promotes a safe work environment through knowledge of the sanitation program and commitment to a safe work place for all. Ensures that staff are informed of corporate safety requirements and that safety is a priority in day to day functions.
    3. Ensure food safety and food defense in the plant.
    4. Directs and coordinates all daily sanitation activities within the processing plant.
    5. Implements all GMP and HACCP procedures that relate to cleanliness, food safety and pest control with the facility. Supervises sanitation team to ensure all procedures are followed.
    6. Responsible for managing and maintaining a supply of cleaning chemicals necessary for the operation of the cleaning program and in compliance with OSHA and FDA regulations.
    7. Manages operations to maintain the highest rating possible on all audits and inspections. Interacts with third party auditors to facilitate Food Safety audits within the plant.
    8. Develops and implements new methods, procedures, and systems to improve quality and food safety performance, determine and implement corrective actions.
    9. Develops and maintains training and development programs that support key performance goals for the Company, as well as provide a satisfying and rewarding work environment for employees.
    10. Lead, motivate and develop sanitation personnel to achieve outstanding manufacturing and sanitation results. Effectively conduct team meetings. Provide a satisfying and rewarding work environment for employees.
    11. Effectively communicates organization and policy changes.
    12. Train sanitation personnel in best practices, safety, to understand MSDS information, and the proper use of personal protective equipment.
    13. Responsible for daily scheduling and efficient resource allocation. Responsible for filling out daily sanitation logs, performance reports and shift paperwork.
    14. As part of the plant leadership team, provides excellent communication and partnership with the quality control and production departments.
    15. Coordinates the completion of all required sanitation or maintenance required by the master sanitation schedule, and/or end of week sanitation activities.
    16. Develop, implement, and manage all monitoring forms, records, and documentation to comply with all requirements.
    17. Provide direct supervision over staff to include discretionary authority to determine methods of work; plan, assign and direct the work; and, in coordination with human resources and corporate policy, recommend personnel actions (performance reviews, discipline, discharge, etc.). Emphasis is placed on maintaining staffing at the appropriate levels to operate at peak efficiency and in developing continuity in key positions.
    18. Perform related duties as required. Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the Position Description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.


    • A minimum of 5 years related work experience required. Experience and knowledge in food sanitation operations, procedures, chemicals and program standards, preferably in a general food or manufacturing industry.
    • An understanding of pathogens and other food contaminants is required as well as an understanding of modes of control of various sanitation chemicals and physical cleaning.
    • Leadership competencies that lead and inspire others – drives for exceptional results.
    • Strong quantitative skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to think critically.
    • Basic computer skills required.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bi-lingual English/Spanish is helpful.
    • Self-directed with the ability to work independently as well as with groups.
    • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
    • Read and understand chemical labels.
    • Read and understand HACCP along with FDA and OSHA requirements.
    • Must have basic understanding of inventory methods.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, including electronically.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
    • Ability to train, maintain and promote a safe work environment.




    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.


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