Hygiene Team Leader

Ref: HTL-H-S-36063
City/Region: Suffolk
Salary: Competitive

Shift available:

Monday to Friday - 8 hours - 15.00 - 23.00 hours

Pay rate:

£10.05 per hour - 40 hours a week, £20904 per annum equivalent

The hygiene team leader forms part of the technical services team in ensuring that the factory equipment and environment are kept and maintained to a high degree of cleanliness, in accordance with company and customer codes of practice and procedures. The role is working within a team structure, closely liaising with production, technical and engineering departments, ensuring those standards are maintained and incorporating improvements where possible or applicable.

Role responsibilities:

  • Fully understand COSHH requirements, the chemicals in use within the hygiene department and recognise their scope of use and ensure compliance with the relevant assessments throughout the departments
  • Fully understand cleaning systems, schedules and procedures throughout the factory combined with a full understanding of the equipment to ensure high standards are maintained
  • Become familiar with the documentation needs of the department, appropriate health and safety procedures and basic understanding of food microbiology
  • Develop a good working relationship within the department and between departments to create team attitude
  • Ensure product change-over is carried out
  • Ensure that High Risk, Low Risk and exterior areas are maintained to a high degree of cleanliness
  • Check all cleaning utensils and equipment and ensure cleanliness and tidied away appropriately at the of a shift. Remove damaged equipment and request replacements via the Hygiene Manager.
  • Carry out post-engineering cleaning for any engineering work that breaches hygiene standards ensuring that the relevant documentation is signed off
  • Monitor the condition of cleaning materials daily and arrange replacements if necessary
  • Supervise scheduled hygiene work and complete the relevant documentation and carry out extra cleaning duties for visits and 3rd party audits to a high standard
  • Order cleaning material stock levels to your Hygiene Manager ensuring an optimum stock level is maintained
  • Have a clear understanding of the Listeria Action Plan, and carry out such duties in accordance to this plan
  • Ensure all control panels/motor housings/sensors are covered prior to carrying out any hygiene duties and visual audits are maintained
  • Ensure a good level of cleanliness on all environmental surfaces

Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • 1 years' experience in a similar role and environment
  • Knowledge of hygiene standards
  • Basic understanding of food microbiology
  • Can do attitude and team work orientated
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Quality driven
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Intuition, rational thinking and sound judgement
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to communicate to team

Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies' health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.

Benefits include:

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.

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