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Position Title: Sanitation Manager 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Carberry 

Requisition ID: 28880 



McCain Foods (Canada) is currently seeking a Sanitation Manager to join our leadership team at our Carberry Potato facility in Carberry, MB. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and is a key member of the Plant Leadership team.


As the ideal incumbent, you will:


  • Lead the sanitation department to ensure that all food safety guidelines are met while adhering to all human and chemical safety procedures.
  • Support and execute the Company’s Food Safety programs at the facility in conjunction with Quality department.
  • Provide input on sanitation excellence across the organization.
  • Be responsible and project leader for all Audit Readiness Programs and initiatives in collaboration with various departments, such as, Quality, Maintenance, Production, Engineering and Corporate.
  • Work collaboratively with Quality department in all Food safety programs and audits and food defense programs.
  • Support and promote the company’s health and safety program, maintain a safe working environment, and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and JHSC recommendations.
  • Track and trend critical sanitation metrics to measure performance and achieve improvements while maintaining all standards.
  • Lead regular Sanitation meetings with all stakeholders such as Plant Manager, Maintenance, Contractors, Operations and QA.
  • Be responsible and project leader for all sanitation shutdowns (Clean ups) ensuring completeness of the sanitation activities on time.
  • Be responsible and Project leader for all Sanitary design projects, improvements, and initiatives.
  • Be responsible for the training and effectiveness of the HACCP Sanitation Manual and ensuring it is kept current.
  • Work closely with production, quality, and maintenance in directing activities during sanitation days and daily sanitation activities, as well as working closely with the corporate quality department to implement new sanitation standards and reporting requirements.
  • Be an active leader in the plant’s fryer safety program, which involves mentoring and training all fryer operators and supervisors to help eliminate fryer fire risk and improve overall operation of the equipment.
  • Lead the Sanitation Team in safe working practices, including chemical handling, PPE, and WSNB requirements.
  • Manage Sanitation operating budget.
  • Liaison between McCain and Contractors and Vendors for all chemical inventory, equipment upgrades and training requirements.
  • Maintain plant pest-control program with Contractors and Vendors
  • Ensure compliance with the McCain Foods’ sanitation guidelines, customer requirements and government requirements.
  • Have a clear understanding of the manufacturing process and equipment function in order to ensure proper equipment sanitation.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Annual performance management of Day Sanitation team
  • Incorporate sanitation goals into the plant continuous improvement programs.
  • Performs other projects and/or duties as assigned or needed.


To be successful in this role, you will possess:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and experience
  • A willingness to further education in HACCP certification, BRC requirements and Micro standards, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge in all facets of cleaning and sanitation of a food processing facility is an asset.
  • Experience with Sanitation Chemicals and best practices is an asset.
  • Prior management experience is a definite asset.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Working knowledge/understanding of principles and processes for providing sanitation and cleaning services, including needs assessment, meeting quality standards, and evaluation of results.
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with SAP preferred.

Want to learn more? Ask our recruiter on LinkedIn! #LI-MN1


About McCain: McCain Foods is proud to be a family and values-driven company. Our values are integral to our culture, helping to shape how we operate, how we work together and the choices we make. They are a big part of what makes us unique. McCain Foods opened their first production facility in their hometown of Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. McCain Foods quickly established itself within the Canadian marketplace and then began a journey to become the world's largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties.


McCain products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers around the world. In addition to fries, McCain also produces other foods, including appetizers, oven meals, vegetables and juice for both the retail and foodservice industries.


Why You Should Join Our Team:

McCain offers full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance. In addition, we offer other benefits including:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Benefits
  • Career Development & Education Reimbursement Assistance
  • Apprenticeship, Internship, & Coop support and opportunities


Sustainability and Plant Friendly Practices are at the Heart of McCain:

We’ve embarked upon a journey to create planet-friendly food. Food that will use fewer natural resources in factories and farms, answer the need of increasingly health and planet-conscious consumers, and contribute to positive change in the rural communities where we grow our ingredients.

  • We are moving to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  • Donating 200 million meals to food banks and NGO worldwide by 2025.
  • Implementing regenerative agricultural practices across 100% of our potato acreage by 2030.



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Carberry Potato Plant ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Manitoba : Carberry 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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