Sanitation Supervisor Graveyard

Sanitation Supervisor Graveyard – Full Time

Since 1956, Sunrise Soya Foods has been trusted by generations to produce healthy and delicious soy products. As Canada’s leading tofu manufacturer, we are dedicated in our commitment to putting Goodness First® behind everything that we do. From our products to our workplace, we adhere to our values of: Customer Focus, Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Corporate Citizenship.


This position supervises and trains the sanitation staff and is accountable for the cleanliness of all processing equipment and production areas.  The incumbent also performs machinery and plant maintenance repairs as required.


  • Supervises and provides leadership to the sanitation staff
  • Provides and co-ordinates training in the following areas: Chemical Handling, and Pressure Washer Handling, Safety Orientation (included wearing Personal Protection Devices) Proper cleaning procedures for each production line (including procedures on protection of all electrical and delicate equipment components prior to cleaning)
  • Assigns work duties (including special assignments) for sanitation staff
  • Performs daily inspections towards the end of each shift in order to ensure that all equipment is properly cleaned and sanitized
  • Ensures that all cleaning chemicals, tools and equipment and properly returned to storage at the end of each shift
  • Trouble shoots problems on CIP system
  • Reviews weekly work schedule and make corrections if necessary
  • Ensures sanitations team follows company, sanitation and safety policies
  • Enforces company / sanitation / safety polices
  • Reports to QA Manager about work related or personnel issues in the sanitation department
  • Ensures adequate supply of cleaning chemicals for each work shift Prepares chemical requisition forms
  • Conducts performance appraisals
  • Performs security checks (Production Plant / Warehouse)
  • Encourages communication between management and sanitation staff
  • Responds to emergency calls and carries out break down repairs as required reports major incidences (that cause a serious machine downtime or requires help) to Maintenance Manager
  • Performs maintenance and emergency repairs during graveyard shift
  • Carries out special assignment given by the QA Manager and Maintenance Manager


  • College Diploma or Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical School Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in maintenance and sanitation in a factory environment
  • Minimum 2 years progressive supervisory experience
  • Basic Level I First Aid
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Good written and verbal English 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective team player
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of written and verbal Chinese a definite asset


  • Permanent Full-time position. Regular work hours are Mondays to Fridays, 10:30pm-7:00am (½ hour Lunch break). (40 hours per week)
  • Work is primarily performed in the production plant
  • Must possess strength, stamina and mobility for heavy lifting of machinery parts, frequent climbing ladders and kneeling down to repair machinery is required
  • Frequent handling of caustic and acidic cleaning chemicals 
  • Exposure to loud noises and required to wear various personal protective equipment while working 


Please email, mail, or fax your resume/CV to:

Sunrise Soya Foods
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
729 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1H5
Fax: 604-254-2828

We thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.