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Sanitation Manager

City & State: 

Stockton, CA, US, 95215

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.




Job Title

  • Sanitation Manager


  • Sanitation

Reporting to

  • Bakery Director


Key Accountabilities

Supervises the sanitation process needed to ensure food safety and a contamination free environment in accordance with Company, State and Federal sanitation standards.





  • Reports directly to the Bakery Director. Supervises all Sanitation personnel.
  • Develops and institutes effective sanitation procedures to ensure product quality, safety and legality.
  • Conducts at least one sanitation program review each period to reinforce established sanitation procedures.
  • Maintains and updates Sanitation Training/Procedure Manual on an annual or as needed basis.
  • Supports and trains other departments in sanitation methods and procedures.
  • Reviews sanitation problems, concerns or improvements with each department head on at least a weekly basis.
  • Facilitates open communication on all levels to ensure sanitation problems are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Provides and implements a Master Sanitation Schedule that ensures regular equipment and facility sanitation is performed.
  • Updates and reviews the Master Sanitation Schedule and reviews any changes with Plant Manager
  • Meets weekly with Chief Engineer and Production Superintendent to plan all equipment and facility sanitation in order to avoid inter-departmental scheduling conflicts.
  • Upon completion of equipment and facility sanitation, reviews the all cleaning check sheets to ensure all listed procedures have been completed in a safe, sanitary and efficient manner.
  • Provides and implements an effective pest control program which meets Company, State and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains a pest control log noting all pest control activities conducted and pesticides applied. Ensures all chemicals are applied in accordance with label instructions to ensure there are no risks to product safety.
  • Conducts Pest Control inspections in accordance with documented program and takes appropriate actions based on findings.
  • Maintains current license for pesticide application.
  • Supervises the break-down, clean-up and re-assembly of plant equipment and general facility clean-up in order to meet or exceed sanitation requirements. Ensures all safety devices and procedures are followed.
  • Effectively assists when required in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints by participating in information gathering, root cause analysis and corrective action identification and implementation.
  • Participates in weekly facility management meetings and internal audits when scheduled. Ensures corrective and preventative action plans are implemented and effective when assigned.
  • Maintains a painting schedule for all equipment and inside facility areas.
  • Responsible for the training and development necessary to maintain a knowledgeable, experienced and productive sanitation staff. May assist in the selection/hiring of sanitation employees.
  • Conducts formal annual performance evaluations for each sanitation department employee in addition to recommending developmental activities.
  • Supports and actively participates in all department head meetings, “Quality of Work Life” programs and safety functions of the bakery.
  • Supports and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and two-way communication with co- workers and other personnel throughout the Company.
  • Supports and participates in special projects as assigned.




  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management - Completes projects on time and on budget.
  • Technical Skills - Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; remains open to others' ideas and tries new ideas; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; remains open to others' ideas and tries new ideas; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly




  • Manages up to 15 employees in the Sanitation department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of related bakery or food Sanitation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • MATH ABILITY - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to interpret graphs and diagrams.
  • REASONING ABILITY - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Years of Experience

  • (5) five years of related bakery or food sanitation experience

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as Production schedules, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or colleagues in organization.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.

Computer/Software Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word word processing software, Excel spreadsheet software, Etime and Outlook email software.
  • Knowledge of inventory control and Production SAP.

Travel requirements

  • As needed




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed required to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather), and to rapid changes in temperature. The employee must be able to tolerate a work environment that contains flour dust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can get loud.





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


This position requires employee to have adequate communicating and observational skills, including seeing, speaking and hearing, due to the operation of various types of moving equipment used in the bakery. These requirements are for the safety of the employee and co-workers. These requirements are also necessary for collecting and distributing information to staff, and communicating with co-workers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and color vision.





ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.