Post Holdings Sanitation/Production Supervisor in Lansing, Illinois

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.


Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production/Sanitation Supervisor provides leadership to and directs the work of the hourly personnel, including lead persons, in the egg processing facilities. The Production/Sanitation Supervisor also ensures proper sanitation of the production equipment and facilities by supervising sanitation employees, cleaning and inspecting equipment according to established policies and procedures, and training employees.


  1. Provides a safe working environment.

  2. Responsible for the sanitation of the plant, interior and exterior.

  3. Responsible for the sanitation and janitorial staff activities.

  4. Organize sanitation crew in an efficient and effective manner to maximize resources.

  5. Monitor plant, equipment and parts for cleanliness and proper sanitation

  6. Track trends to identify areas of improvement and actions to improve these areas.

  7. Communicate issues or potential issues to management.

  8. Lead cross-functional Sanitation team.

  9. Accompany USDA inspector during pre-op inspections.

  10. Participate in 3rd party and regulatory audits.

  11. Conduct safety and educational training.

  12. Inventory and order sanitation supplies.

  13. Produce the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost consistent with good manufacturing practices.

  14. Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems in order to minimize their impact on operations.

  15. Requests and directs services of maintenance, sanitation, and other personnel as may be necessary to achieve the desired level and quality of production, sanitation, safety and warehouse services.

  16. Cooperates with all departments to assure a coordinated work relationship exists at all times.

  17. Responsible for ingredient usage and all other department costs.

  18. Keeps accurate and up to date records (i.e. timecards, downtime records, absentee records, etc)

  19. Enforces company policies in a fair and consistent manner.

  20. Encourages suggestions from employees which will improve production, quality, safety and/or control costs of production.

  21. Keeps Plant Manager informed on operating and/or employee problems, quality, safety and/or control costs of production.

  22. Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  23. Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.

  24. Perform other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

Minimum of three successful years working in sanitation in the food industry.


Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience working with USDA is a plus

Knowledge of USDA and FDA guidelines and regulations.

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.