Team Leader Sanitation

Etobicoke, ON

We are a leading North American bakery company with a specialized focus across all key bakery categories, including bread and rolls, donuts, pies, cakes, alternative breads, and others. We bake our products in more than 30 bakeries across Canada and the USA, conducting our business with integrity, contributing to our communities, and fostering a respectful culture. We are building a culture of success, and it depends on our people striving for greatness and having the courage and commitment to getting better every day.


As we forge ahead in the transformation of our business, we are coming together as a united North American enterprise, rebuilding our asset base, adding significant new capacity, and focusing on the development of our people. These building blocks are essential to moving forward as a growth-focused, insights-driven, consumer-led company that will celebrate food and the central part that food plays in our life.



Summary - Afternoon & Night Shift Available


Reporting to the Sanitation Leader, the Team Leader - Sanitation is responsible for the sanitation and organization of all equipment, machinery and utensils used in the production process as well as the cleanliness of the plant and external premises while providing hands-on leadership. 



Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads by example and fosters an environment of mutual respect and teamwork among Team Members
  • Conduct pre-shift huddles and provides feedback for Team Members
  • Leads, coaches, mentors, and trains Sanitation Team Leaders
  • Coordinates all sanitation activities to accomplish sanitation practices according to Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s)
  • Maintains daily, weekly, and monthly sanitation records
  • Leads sanitation personnel onsite and ensuring daily requirements/procedures are carried out
  • Conducts SWAP test as necessary
  • Performs all job responsibilities under the strictest guidelines of the BRC food safety standards
  • Ensures all chemicals used in the cleaning process are mixed with a proper solution according to the suppliers’ specifications
  • Ensures Sanitation Team members are adequately trained and works with contractor or internal supporting groups to resolves training if deficiencies are found
  • Works with QA to Maintain the Master Sanitation Schedule as per FGF’s guidelines, ensuring all daily, weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-annual and Annual tasks are performed and documented
  • Maintains sanitation chemical inventory
  • Participates in the visual pre-op inspection at the end of the cleaning process in order to ensure that the lines meet the required standards and follow up on identified deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Participates in self-inspections and follow up on actions items
  • Provides feedback on team member and/or team performance to the Corporate Sanitation Leader
  • Creates a continuous improvement (Lean/Kaizen/5S) environment by improving products, service, and processes with the objective to reduce waste, improve cleaning effectiveness within the area while striving for efficiency and profitability within Sanitation
  • Locks out, dismantles, cleans and sanitizes production equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures



Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience working in a sanitation environment.
  • Must be a demonstrated leader who easily interacts with others and is adept at leading/motivating a team to meet demands
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and simple mathematical skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Scissor Lift license is an asset
  • Familiar with internal and external inspections
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Flexible to work days, afternoons, nights & weekends if needed
  • Working knowledge of GMP's, HACCP, BRC & O.H.S.A required
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Post-secondary education an asset 


Core Competencies

  • Customer and Product Centricity - Responds to the needs of both internal and external customers in a timely and courteous manner, showing a sense of urgency; always keeping our products front and centre
  • Flexibility, Agility, Adaptability - Adapts to changes; changes strategy in response to new information; responds appropriately and quickly without having all parameters defined; demonstrate tolerance for speed and uncertainty
  • Team Work and Collaboration - Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods of communication to gain agreement or acceptance of a plan or activity. Is effective in building constructive relationships; uses tact; interacts with others in an open, friendly manner, encourages collaboration
  • Passion for Excellence – Always looks for ways to improve effectiveness or efficiency, making recommendation to increase productivity in quality of work; develops innovative solutions, challenges the status quo. To be the best, never compromising
  • Drives Execution - Takes risks, learn from their mistakes, builds trust and is a role model to others. Has a “hands-on” style; is aggressive in achieving desired results



If you’re excited about this opportunity and love baked goods, we invite you to apply today!


We are committed to fostering a work environment with strong core values that support diversity through various policies, programs and activities that encourage sensitivity and accommodations. We offer employment regardless of race, colour, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Diversity is integral to our success as an organization and we will use diversity as a model to help identify and develop the best talent, create effective teams, and achieve overall excellence. In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.







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