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QA Plant Hygienist

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  • Maintain the Plant Master Sanitation Plan to cover  production, warehouses, utilities, engineering and dispensing area and plant perimeter
  • Lead and guide effort to improve, maintain, and validate sanitation practices and procedures
  • Collaborate with quality to establish and maintain environmental monitoring program
  • Lead investigation of environmental monitoring results including follow up and corrective action for recurring events
  • Participate on cross functional teams to prevent and investigate all micro related issues in in-process, finished goods, and environmental monitoring
  • Establishe and review current plant zoning policy and recommend ways to prevent physical and microbial product contamination
  • Support the pest control program
  • Evaluate and approve cleaning accessories and disinfectants used in sanitation procedures
  • Audit cleaning systems and procedures for compliance and continuous improvement
  • Facilitate training for plant personnel on sanitation, CGMP, and hygiene programs
  • Initiate and update cleaning protocols and other micro-related control programs
  • Define scope of work and establishe standards and measure of cleaning effectiveness for third party janitorial services
  • Collaborate with various departments in specifying and improving design of machines and equipment to comply with Hygienic Engineering Design standards
  • Conduct GMP audits on a regular basis and facilitate resolution of observations
  • Collaborate with QA Manager in establishing the facility food safety programs per existing company policy and regulatory agency requirements


  • Minimum two years’ experience in the food industry
  • Four year degree desired in Microbiology, Food Science or an equivalent field. In lieu of above formal educational experience, demonstration of the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform food sanitation program supervision will be considered
  • Microbiological knowledge is preferred
  • Good people development skills and communication skills
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential
  • Demonstrate achievements within a competitive business environment where change in business dynamics plays a major role. The individual will have a track record with proven results and achievements
  • A driven, motivated leadership approach is expected which will be utilized in gaining support and alignment from management and business parties
  • Strong communication skills with other Quality staff and the ability to interact and work with Quality and Operations staff on a daily basis


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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