Post Holdings Food Safety Quality Superintendent in Lenox, Iowa


The Sanitation Superintendent will develop and direct the sanitation activities at the Lenox Iowa facility. The Superintendent will protect the MFI brands through standardized and sustainable processes that will deliver sanitation programs that are efficient, effective and consistent. The sanitation superintendent is a member of the plant leadership team and will lead, develop and coach all personnel involved with sanitation of their department/area to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures are followed.

This position will evenly support the sanitation functions for the entire Lenox facility. To accomplish this, the position will rotate among all shifts, days, evenings, and develop a schedule that allows time to be spent reviewing each shift that is in cleanup.


  1. Demonstrate procedure and standards compliance – MFI, FSMA and USDA.

  2. Manage sanitation programs and knowledgeable of the following:

  3. Cleaning the entire facility to a microbiological level

  4. Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS)

  5. Environmental cleaning

  6. End of cycle cleaning

  7. Operational cleaning

  8. Cross contamination and daily contamination

  9. Special event cleaning – i.e. construction, incident response

  10. Plant janitorial/housekeeping

  11. Work directly with chemical provider to address any identified corrective actions.

  12. Directly supervise Sanitation Supervisor.

  13. Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of cleaning chemistry (chemicals).

  14. Develop, validate and verify SSOP’s and work instructions.

  15. Apply wet cleaning techniques following the 7 Steps of Wet Sanitation process.

  16. Apply Clean in Place (CIP) and Clean Out of Place (COP) cleaning techniques.

  17. Develop Facility Construction Food Safety Plans and manage sanitation aspects of construction events

  18. Demonstrate audit and regulatory compliance.

  19. Validate, verify and monitor sanitation systems and requirements.

  20. Ensure compliance with HACCP prerequisite programs:

  21. Sanitation

  22. GMP’s

  23. Apply sanitary design principles.

  24. Manage plant zoning / separation.

  25. Manage to personnel safety requirements.

  26. Manage sanitation budget.

  27. Develop a staff to execute sanitation principles.

  28. Coach and mentor Sanitation, Production, and Quality Supervisors.

  29. Provide research, guidance and technical support to plant control in areas of sanitation.

  30. Manage cross-functional relationships and influence with operations, maintenance and engineering to drive food safety and sanitation objectives.

  31. Manage appropriate man hours (staffing and duration) to complete effective sanitation processes.


  1. Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology, Food Science/Food Technology or related field.

  2. A minimum of 10 years of experience in sanitation of a food manufacturing environment.

  3. Certified sanitarian.

  4. Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

  5. Skills in identifying sanitation problems and providing workable solutions.

  6. Must have a strong knowledge and understanding of food microbiology, Food Safety/HACCP/HARPC, GMP’s, Sanitary design/controls, and food technology.

  7. Strong continuous improvement knowledge.

  8. Excellent computer skills in Office, SharePoint, SAP,

  9. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.

  10. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in different plant locations.

  11. Able to work flexible hours (nights and weekends) as required.

  12. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  13. Willing to travel up to 20% of the time.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.