Plant Sanitation Manager Job at WK Kellogg Co, Lancaster, PA

  • WK Kellogg Co
  • Lancaster, PA

Job Description

At WK Kellogg Co, we exist to create joy and connection to inspire Gr-r-reat days. We believe that doing good is always good for business and we have stood for this since Kellogg Company was founded more than 117 years ago. We are passionate about doing our part to make nutritious foods, create social connectivity and respect natural resources. Together, these actions create positive progress for people and the planet – today and for years to come. We have big plans for how we are going to accomplish this, and we would love for you to join us in this effort.


Come join our team as a Plant Sanitation Manager supporting our WK Kellogg Co, Lancaster, PA Plant. This role is responsible for ensuring that all sanitation programs and controls are adhered to in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Our culture boasts a Continuous Improvement mindset, a high level of accountability, and great environment for collaboration. This role also manages the plant's 3rd party pest control program, including day to day corrective actions and data trending to help keep program on track.




  • Coordinating is Key –You will evaluate facility sanitary conditions visually and analytically while prioritizing corrective actions in preparation for internal and third-party audits and organize work streams into a cohesive plan to set-up your team for success. You will lead the master sanitation program to ensure schedule adherence and coordination with other departments and contractors.
  • Going the Distance - assuring cleaning procedures are maintained and updated and conducting plant-wide and departmental-mandated training.
  • A People Person -Interface with different departments and plant leadership as a meaningful member of the team. Participate in plant meeting cadence as a key stakeholder and food safety representative. Maintain the plant in excellent sanitary condition and participate in regulatory and Kellogg audits. Perform risk assessments for sanitation, quality and food safety. Flex to assist in supervising crews as necessary.
  • Meeting the Schedule -planning cleaning schedules and proper allocation of resources (labor, supplies, equipment, and time) while planning and executing successful changeovers, sanitation weekends, daily activities as well as sanitation activities for plant holiday shutdowns
  • Detail Oriented -conducting daily inspections of tasks assigned to the employees, good manufacturing practices, health checks, safety inspections, and food safety audits.
  • Setting the Budget –  the monthly management of the sanitation budget is important.
  • We know you can juggle… -you’ll be working on multiple projects while managing daily activities, so multitasking ability is key. Ensure achievement of department KPIs and Masterplan elements, Continuous Improvement Projects, and Sanitation training for facility personnel. You will troubleshoot persistent sanitation issues to identify deficiencies in the sanitation program or facility/equipment design. Recognize and escalate, as needed, those issues identified as risks, or opportunities to improve plant sanitation performance.


  • High School Diploma/GED and previous sanitation and supervisory/management experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of chemical usage and safety
  • Proficiency in environmental pathogen monitoring and corrective/preventive actions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Ability to effectively function in a manufacturing environment and promote positive employee relations.
  • Previous experience with internal and regulatory audits.
  • Pest control certification a plus.
  • Understanding of general industrial safety requirements


At WK Kellogg Co, our success depends on our most vital asset — our people. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with benefits and programs that support your Total Health and your journey to be and feel your best — physically, financially, emotionally, and socially. Our benefit offerings include:


  • Healthcare coverage, including vision and dental.
  • Savings and Investments contributions and match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life and AD&D insurance coverage


Our comprehensive and competitive benefits not only deliver value to you and your family, but also offer choice to meet your unique needs and knowledge to empower confident decision-making.



At WK Kellogg Co, we bring our best to everyone, every day through our trusted foods and brands. Our journey began in 1894, when our founder W.K. Kellogg reimagined the future of food with the creation of Corn Flakes, changing breakfast forever. Since then, we have embraced the same spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in everything we do, channeling our founder’s passion and commitment to creating high quality and delicious products while fostering communities. Our iconic brand portfolio includes  Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, Kashi Special K, Raisin Bran Frosted Mini Wheats , and  Bear Naked . With a presence in the majority of households across North America, our brands play a key role in enhancing the lives of millions of consumers every day, promoting a strong sense of physical, emotional and societal wellbeing. Our beloved brand characters, including Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam, represent our deep connections with the consumers and communities we serve. For more information, visit


If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please email .




The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


WK Kellogg Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


For US applicants:


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this link.


Let’s create gr-r-reat days,

WK Kellogg Co Recruitment

Job Tags

Holiday work, For contractors, Flexible hours, Shift work, Weekend work,

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