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Sanitation Supervisor – 3rd Shift


Sante Fe Springs, CA




Provide leadership and supervision for the sanitation department.  Supervise general sanitary maintenance of the plant and premises, insuring compliance with established company standards and governmental regulations.


The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.                                                                                     

Essential Duties: These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.

I.  Safety Activities

  • Promote, participate in, and fully support all safety program elements, directed towards achieving a goal of zero accidents, and leading the SFS plant to a “world class” level of safety performance. Activities include safety training, inspections, incident investigations, incentive programs, and any other safety-related activities.
  • The incumbent will direct and/or ensure compliance with the following specific safety areas:
  • Ensure all new hires, transfer employees, and/or agency temporary employees receive documented classroom training in the company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and “hands-on” job specific training in the department for which they are assigned before they begin actual work.
  • Be able to answer any employee questions about the IIPP.
  • Ensure all department employees attend monthly and other periodic general safety training and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training sessions, and any other required safety training as scheduled.
  • Ensure all hard copy safety training records and documents are filled out accurately and completely with supporting training materials as applicable. Ensure such documents are promptly delivered to the Human Resources department.
  • Ensure department employees have and correctly use the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or any other safety equipment at all times.
  • Ensure job tasks in the reporting departments are done following established safety rules and procedures, with the utmost regard for the health and safety of all personnel.
  • Develop and foster proper safety attitudes of direct reports.
  • Conduct daily and periodic safety inspections; solicit safety concerns, suggestions, and ideas from department employees. Promptly inform manager of any findings and suggested remediations.  Promptly follow up to ensure remediation occurs.
  • Responsible for evaluation and investigation of accidents/incidents and hazards.
  • Ensure adherence to the company’s discipline policy, up to and including termination of employment for safety violations, in particular any violations for confined spaces, lockout/Tagout, machine guarding, working at heights, the operation of powered industrial trucks and/or violations of the Personnel Safety Procedures for the retort ovens.
  • Create and/or participate in creating and/or updating Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for all positions in the reporting departments.
  • Support company safety incentive and/or award programs and activities.
  • Train all sanitation personnel in the proper use of cleaning chemicals, insuring Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are read and understood, and that appropriate safety precautions relating to cleaning each piece of equipment and chemicals used are observed and followed.

II.  Supervisory Responsibilities-Employee Support

  • Supervise departmental personnel, ensuring they are compliant with company policies and
  • Ensure all employees are treated fairly with courtesy and respect, and that company policies (i.e., attendance, discipline, vacation, leaves, etc.) are followed consistently.
  • Orient, assist, and provide guidance and leadership to direct reports.
  • Assure direct reports receive on-going training and education. Cross train employees to assure efficiencies are kept at optimum levels.
  • Ensure the proper translations for Spanish-speaking only employees of all training materials and job descriptions, so that employees fully understand what is expected of them and all safety guidelines that must be followed.
  • Schedule regular meetings with employees so they can be informed of future events and work schedules, and allow time for any feedback or questions.
  • Schedule, monitor and approve employees’ work hours (including temporary, weekend and overtime work), and make necessary adjustments in the timekeeping system with assistance of HR personnel.
  • Interview and hire new and/or transfer employees as needed.
  • Establish daily priorities for personnel in departments of responsibility.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for employees in all departments of responsibility.

III.  Plant Sanitation

  • Monitor plant sanitation and ensure proper cleaning and sanitation of the plant facilities, premises, and processing equipment, in accordance with the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper operation and maintenance of all sanitation equipment.
  • Ensure proper storage and/or labeling of chemicals, supplies, and equipment.
  • Conduct daily plant sanitation inspection prior to start-up of production.
  • Monitor and ensure that the offices and bathrooms are properly cleaned by the outside contracted cleaning service.
  • Purchase and maintain adequate inventory or sanitation chemicals and supplies.
  • Ensure cleaning equipment and supplies are distributed properly and in working order.
  • Assure proper retrieval and disposal of all waste products and empty chemical containers.

Other Duties

  • Personally comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Develop and implement a sanitation safety manual for training of all new hires in the department, and review annually with all sanitation employees.
  • Assist the Production and Quality Control departments where necessary and coordinate any special projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring the regular inspection, emptying, and cleaning of all equipment
  • Work closely with management to execute projects.
  • Collaborate with, and support other supervisors and lead persons to facilitate proper communication and teamwork across departments.


  • Hearing protection, hair net, beard net, slip resistant shoes with toe protection, bump cap, smock.

Physical Requirements (All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)

Physical activities of this position. 

  • Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Stooping:  Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Pushing:  Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.
  • Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Hearing: Ability to hear and comprehend verbal communication.
  • Vision:  Ability to see to perform frequent computer work, and to work safely in a production environment.
  • Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.

  • Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position. 

  • Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside.
  • Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


  • Two to three years previous supervisory experience in food or related industry preferred.
  • Five or more years previous Sanitation experience.
  • Fully Bilingual in English and Spanish (read/write/speak).
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written); able to communicate with all levels of the organization.

Bumble Bee Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Human Resources Representative.

About Bumble Bee Seafoods

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. We are an iconic 120-year-old year-old fishing company that consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit For product information, visit