Sanitation/Production Supervisor

Job Locations US-NJ-Flemington
Job ID
Yogurt Operations


Johanna Foods is a state-of-the-art food manufacturer located in Flemington, New Jersey. Privately operated since 1995, Johanna Foods is now one of the country's largest producers and distributors of fruit juices, drinks and yogurt. Our products include the popular La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt, Tree Ripe juices, Earth Wise juice beverages, Ssips and Sabor Latino drinks and nectars, and Ssips aseptic drink boxes, all using cutting-edge technologies and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Johanna Foods is also a leading private label and co-pack juice and yogurt producer, manufacturing products for numerous leading retailers and brands.


What we offer:

Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, and tuition reimbursement.


Job Summary:

Directly supervise production and sanitation personnel ensuring:

  • The timely completion of the daily production schedule and associated paperwork.
  • The timely completion of equipment sanitation procedures and environmental cleaning, as well as maintaining regulatory charts and record keeping.


  • Monitor plant and equipment conditions to ensure there is no adverse affect on product quality.  Resolve / communicate any areas of concern associated with sanitation completeness.
  • Responsible for the completion of the daily production schedule, once the production supervisor leaves the plant.
  • Perform required cleaning of production equipment according to technical specification and regulatory requirements.
  • Review regulatory charting daily to ensure effectiveness of sanitation procedures.
  • Maintain total awareness of Company policies, procedures and regulations, ensuring compliance when performing designated assignments and instill compliance in assigned personnel.
  • Establish standards, work methods, and schedules for both routine and special cleaning duties.
  • Provide work assignments to assigned personnel and perform regular inspections to ensure that assigned areas are properly sanitized.
  • Formulate plans for improving the sanitation program, communicating with the QA and Production Manager for implementation review.
  • Organize job tasks to achieve the most efficient use of available resources.
  • Provide continuous on-the-job development, training and motivation of personnel to acquire maximum quality, productivity, cooperation and morale.
  • Maintain close supervision of both personnel and operations through physical presence on the production floor.
  • Ensure that all shift personnel; equipment, materials and areas of operation conform to all pertinent health and safety regulations.
  • Identify and resolve problems on a timely basis.
  • Report and communicate promptly both unresolved and anticipated problems.
  • Provide organizational and technical expertise to assist in the resolution of operational problems in order to maintain required productivity, quality and safety standards.
  • Participate in all scheduled meetings as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Handle administrative functions such as disciplinary documentation, scheduling vacations, assuring proper attendance, accident reports, Time and Attendance reporting and addressing the first level of grievance procedures,
  • Requisition supplies, equipment and materials necessary for performing proper sanitation procedures.
  • Recommend the hiring and dismissal of non-exempt employees to the Production Manager. Authorize overtime as necessary, if senior management is unavailable.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable quality system standards and the unit’s food safety and security programs in support of essential manufacturing strategies and practices.
  • Serves as Alternate to Quality Assurance Manager on the Johanna Foods Inc. Safe Quality Foods Team.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred in production management or related field and 3-5 years previous supervisory experience in similar environment.  Knowledge and experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Experience in dairy manufactory is prefered
  • Proficient PC skills with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Detail oriented and organized; work on multiple projects concurrently, set priorities and follows through.
  • Able to work varied shifts, including weekends.


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