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Sanitation Supervisor


Job Title: Sanitation Supervisor               

Reports to: Quality Manager

Number of Direct Reports: 4

Key Internal Partners: Quality, Operations, Technical Services

Key External Partners: Chemical providers, Equipment vendors

Project Management:  Yes 

Location: Traverse City, MI         

Materne North America (MNA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOM Group located in France, is a highly successful, fast-growing, and innovative company known for helping squeeZ goodness into the daily lives of kids across the US. In fact, you probably know us as GoGo squeeZ: We’ve been in operation for 7 years in the US and have reached over $200 million in sales.

GoGo squeeZ is a leader in healthy, all-natural, gluten free, 100% fruit snacks. Our applesauce pouches are packed with goodness and with their convenient packaging design can be enjoyed wherever kids go! In 2016, Materne North America launched our most significant innovation since the introduction of applesauce in a pouch. Now, US families can enjoy yogurt that is, “so cool, it doesn’t have to be cold,” or in other words, a scrumptious, natural yogurt snack with no preservatives and no fridge needed!

Our applesauce products are produced locally in the USA, and our dairy products are imported from France.

MNA has 500+ employees spread across New York City (US headquarters) and two production sites in Traverse City, MI and Nampa, ID. We are committed to offering our customers across the US, Canada, and Mexico high-quality, squeeZable, pouches that are fun to eat by leveraging our unique patented manufacturing technology.

The GoGo squeeZ pouches can be found in over 9,000 stores across the US including Fairway, Giant, Harris Teeter, Publix, Target, Walmart, and likely, your local grocery store.

We are committed to providing healthy snacking and nutrition education to parents and kids, so we are proud to support Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a nonprofit that works to create healthier schools nationwide.

Join the GoGo team, and help us drive our mission to make on-the-go snacking healthy and fun!

We are a team of passionate, values-driven professionals, and we would love to have you on board to help us achieve our shared dreams!

Job Summary:

The Sanitation Supervisor will be responsible for the cleanliness of the production area, processing equipment, and other facilities (including office and common areas, drains, waste areas, parking lots, and utility buildings).  As the site expert, the Sanitation Supervisor will also oversee the day-to-day activities of a sanitation/custodial crew and work with the operations team to ensure that all sanitation conforms to appropriate regulations and company policies and procedures to ensure the safety and quality of the food produced. Documentation, training, consumables inventory, and inspections will be recurring parts of the job.  Due to the nature of the job responsibilities for this role, the Sanitation Supervisor will be required to work a flexible workweek most of the time (e.g., Saturday and/or Sunday work with other days off Monday – Friday) to complete cleaning activities.

Job Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Develop, implement and execute MSS program.
    • Direct and participate in the cleaning and sanitation activities.
    • Ensure proper sanitation methods and practices are utilized to comply with regulatory, certification, and company standards including GMPs, SDS, HACCP, SQF, and SSOPs.
  • Oversee employees conducting cleaning activities
    • Organize labor from operations team and sanitation team to ensure completion of weekly cleaning activities and MSS.
    • Train, orient, supervise, coach, and evaluate sanitation and other plant personnel on cleaning SSOPs, CIP, GMPs, chemical use, sanitary procedures, and other related company policies and procedures.
    • Manage the sanitation/custodial crew, including subcontractors.
    • Monitor and enforce employee safety practices, including lockout/tagout, safe use and handling of chemicals and proper PPE use.
    • Ensure proper handling, storage, and use of chemicals.
  • Sanitation procedures and records
    • Establish, enhance, and execute cleaning and sanitation procedures for CIP/COP equipment; maintain, follow, and update the master cleaning schedule, sanitation programs, and work instructions.
    • Validate new equipment/lines, ensuring SSOPs and cleaning checklists are valid and current.
    • Ensure all CIP/cleaning records are filled-out completely and accurately, including corrective actions and follow-up.
  • Develop and manage sanitation budget
    • Create annual sanitation budget, properly utilize resources, and develop cost-saving ideas
    • Manage cleaning chemical inventory and concentrations.
  • Project/Equipment Management
    • Monitor sanitation equipment for operation and appropriate stock levels for cleaning chemical/consumables supplies.
    • Work with outside vendors (chemical, pest control, janitorial supply) to ensure all company requirements met.
    • Participate in in-house and third-party inspections.
    • Lead projects related to sanitation improvements and other responsibilities as assigned. 
  • All other duties as assigned

Key Performance Indicator (KPI):

MSS % Completion

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry or related field is preferred; however, work experience in the industrial hygiene/food plant sanitation in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree may be considered.


  • 5-7 years of sanitation experience
  • 2–3 years of sanitation supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment


  • Working knowledge and understanding of CIP (Clean In Place), COP (Clean Out of Place) and manual cleaning sanitation procedures in a food manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high standard of performance.
  • Ability to lead a team and inspire a positive culture.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, safe chemical use and handling, lockout/tagout, SDS, MDARD, FDA, SQF, OSHA requirements is preferred.
  • Basic math skills; basic computer skills with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must be able to understand both written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Must be able to work a schedule that includes Saturdays and Sundays with flexible hours to oversee sanitation activities.


  • Must be able lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work 8 – 12 hours per day and be on his/her feet for extended periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to move about on wet/slippery floors, full range of motion to position self to properly complete all tasks (may involve turning all or parts of body, bending, stretching, etc.)

Materne, North America offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefit package that includes: Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Retirement & Savings Plans, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Materne, North America is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce. We are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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