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Sanitation Lead

Sanitation Lead

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Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Sanitation Lead for its Delano, CA location. The Sanitation Lead will manage the daily sanitation activities of his/her area, including ownership of the results, coaching the full time and temporary employees, interfacing with other departments and meeting sanitation goals. One of the expectations of this position is that the candidate will be trained and will train others to work in all functional areas of the departments including but not limited to sanitors and sanitation technicians.

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise all activities for the cleaning and sanitation of the entire site including the processing, packaging, warehouse, and exterior areas.
  • Proactively plans for next day required activities for the area according to master sanitation schedule.
  • Work with multiple production departments to schedule sanitation activities and respond to sanitation problems.
  • Monitor sanitation performance to verify procedures and effectiveness.
  • Manage chemical supply inventory.
  • Review time punch details for team members within their area.
  • Monitor team member’s hours, breaks, lunch periods and schedules as efficiently as possible to minimize production downtime.
  • Assist in development of new cleaning procedures and oversee the process to ensure that all equipment receives appropriate cleaning and sanitization periodically.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement efforts at the facilities in Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Cost Productivity and Utilization.
  • Conduct Safety and Food Safety audits to assure compliance to WC standards.
  • Maintain audit readiness for Corporate, GMP, Government agencies, or other third party audits by ensuring all quality documentation is complete.
  • Manage environmental and ATP programs
  • Daily auditing of the cleaning, inspections and 5S organization of the area.
  • Teach and provide direction to employees to meet requirements.
  • Interprets company policies and procedures to team members, works with team members to resolve job problems.
  • Ensure team members are trained in the safe, correct and safe operation of sanitation equipment.
  • Coach and inspire each member of their area to achieve a higher level of performance. Be a good role model in the department
  • Lead all safety meetings, incident investigations, follow-ups and audits as well as represent area in Safety committee meetings as a Safety Champion
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must work with fellow co-workers and promote a teamwork environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and be comfortable in a fast-paced work setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Mechanically inclined preferred
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED
  • At least 1 to 2 years of a leadership role in production or sanitation preferred. Knowledge of sanitation practices and cleaning chemicals is a plus but not required.
  • Must have advanced computer skills; experience required using Microsoft Windows (i.e. Excel and Word).

  • Speak, read and write in the English language, bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.