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Food Safety Plant

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
September 18, 2019

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John Williams

Waukegan, IL


I am seeking a company where I can use my experience and education for a company to meet and achieve its goals.

Manufacturing and production professional skilled in leading high-producing teams and using lean manufacturing to reduce costs and increase process efficiency Dedicated leader with demonstrated ability to train, manage and motivate team members to achieve organizational objectives.

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Sanitation Manager

Little Lady Foods

Create and distribute work schedules to sanitation workers and ensure that they follow their daily orders properly

Make facilities ready for food manufacturing processes by ensuring that pre-operational inspections are performed in a timely manner

Coordinate and verify cleaning responsibilities and ensure that any defaulting processes are stopped and reviewed

Perform inspections and implement corrective actions to ensure compliance with regulation authorities and company protocols

Complete comprehensive evaluation of sanitation processes and practices and provide feedback for improvements or modifications

Train sanitation workers on an ongoing basis and document all training processes and procedures properly

Acquire the services of contracted sanitation personnel and coordinate their activities in sync with in- house workers

Monitor the mixing and use of chemicals to prevent misuse and hazards to personnel and property Assist with ensuring successful implementation of corrective actions from facility microbiological concerns, GMP and pest control audits

Assist with reviews and updates to equipment cleaning procedure Coordinates all cleaning and vermin control procedures, ensures that the facility is in compliance with the company, local, state and federal food sanitation standards Supervises sanitation team to ensure that the highest quality cleaning and set up is achieve in a most efficient manner within the time frame allowed Assist with sanitation document preparation during plant audits

Follow all GMP and good housekeeping practices, proper use of protective equipment, safety glasses, hearing protection

Coordinate the Sanitation team to ensure compliance with the company's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and environmental monitoring program, through daily monitoring, verification and validation of such activities.

Daily ensure established equipment/areas are cleaned according to established master sanitation cleaning schedule and cleaning procedures

Conduct ATP equipment swabs as scheduled to ensure equipment contact surfaces are cleaned properly

Coordinate and ensure scheduled environmental swabs are taken as established in Environmental Monitoring Program and submitted to QA for analysis Verify sanitation records are completed accurately and filed accordingly Sanitation Supervisor

Rich Products Corporation - Murfreesboro, TN

September 2017 to June 2018

Coordinate and preparing the plant to be audit ready everyday. Conduct inspections (GMP,FOOD SAFETY), and validation verification using scientific methods. Effective in being a leader and mentor for team. Consults with management and production personnel on sanitation problems, and recommends changes in equipment, plant layout, lighting, or work practices to improve sanitation standard and purity of product. creating and adjusting schedules for employees to prepare the plant to be audit ready every day.assuring cleaning procedures are maintained and updated and conducting plant wide and departmental mandated training. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Production Supervisor

Rich Products Corporation - Murfreesboro, TN

March 2017 to September 2017

Supervise the daily production schedule execution. Promotes Continuous Improvement Process throughout the facility.Resolves any employee issues through grievance process.Train asssociates on Safety and Safety Awareness, along with providing a safe clean environment that promotes health, quality and productivity.Supervise employees in the daily production operation, including training, planning, assigning and directing work, evaluating employees performance, rewarding and hold employees accountable when not in compliance, resolving conflicts. Sanitation Manager

Harry's Fresh Foods - Nashville, TN

August 2016 to March 2017

Having direct responsibility in ensuring that all sanitation activities are performed with the highest standards of food safety and quality processes. Strong leadership skills with proven results in developing new employees to the compliance with all company, State, and Federal legal requirements.Ability to plan and coordinate manpower to be effective and efficient. Demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing environment. Utility Operator/Lead

Pinnacle Foods

June 2010 to January 2015

Responsible for the handling and transferring of all the pasteurized milk, eggs, and oil in the Jackson Plant,

Take inventories of all liquid ingredients at the beginning and end of shift to ensure SQF, food safety and Quality Assurance within the facility.

Responsible for Sanitation and cleaning of all equipment in the dairy room Responsible for GMP's, which include use of high pressure hot water/ chemical cleaning equipment and General housekeeping duties.

Improved efficiency and productivity by eliminating waste and production constraints through continuous improvements.

Packing Operator/Lead

Pinnacle Foods - Jackson, TN

August 2008 to June 2010

Responsible for assembling, starting, checking, trouble shooting and maintaining all package equipment.

Proper operation from production freezer discharge to freezer warehouse. Implemented root cause and corrective actions to remove production constraints and improve product quality.

Sanitation Technician

Pinnacle Foods

October 2006 to August 2008

Responsible for SQF, food safety and Quality Assurance by keeping total cleanliness and maintaining good.

Housekeeping of all freezers at all times.

Organized, prioritized and managed plant maintenance projects to keep facility safe,efficient and clean by using 5's methods.

Production Specialist

Pinnacle Foods - Jackson, TN

June 2006 to October 2006

Responsible for ensuring SQF, for food safety and Quality Assurance by proper various frozen foods.

Responsible for inspecting the product before it is packed for shipment and maintaining of good housekeeping practice at all times.


MBA in Project Management

Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - Baltimore, MD March 2019


University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln, NE

March 2018 to March 2018

Bachelor of Science in Business

Lane College Jackson - Jackson, TN

2012 to 2015


CPR Certification, Food Manufacturing, Haccp, Lean, Food Production, Clean Additional Information


Continuous improvement

Food safety


ISO 9000

Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Microsoft Windows Organizational Skills

Problem Solving Skills

Quality Assurance

Trouble shooting

Lean Six Sigma

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