18 April, 2024

Head of Housekeeping

Forney Enterprises


Luganville, Santo


Due Date: 




Full time


Organisation Description: 

Forney Enterprise is a kava processing plant located on the South Pacific Vanuatu Island, Espiritu Santo. We are the largest processors and exporters of kava products in the world; suppling kava to New Zealand, Guam, New Caledonia, the Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, Hawaii, the USA and more. We pride ourselves in manufacturing some of the highest quality kava powders on the market. We also blend our kava the preference of each individual market.


Job Desctiption:

The Head Housekeeper will play a crucial role in the factory by ensuring cleanliness and hygiene in production equipment, machines, and work areas within the facility. They will collaborate with other staff, and lead the cleaning team, to maintain food safety and workspace cleanliness.


Selection Criteria:

• Responsible for directing Crew/Supervisor(s) during the week for cleaning/sanitizing  duties (10-15 employees)
• Manages the factory custodial and waste removal service
• Manages responsibilities across multiple shifts
• Responsible for ordering cleaning supplies and chemicals as needed
• Studies production schedules and estimates hours required by associate to complete job assignment
• Reviews company policies with associates and enforces safety regulations
• Responsible to ensure all areas of the site are maintained at high sanitation levels
• Participate, drive, improve, and sustain Food Safety & Sanitation Activities at the site
• Ensure all scheduled cleaning processes are completed correctly, legibly and in a timely manner
• Conduct self-inspections after cleaning to ensure cleanliness
• Train employees as required
• Work with chemicals and follow chemical usage labels for application and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Work cooperatively with the Maintenance Department to ensure internal parts of equipment are cleaned and sanitized
• Responsible to ensure that all processing machinery is cleaned to specification of all food safety regulations and guidelines to minimize potential food safety risks
Ability to work independently near heavy machinery
• Working in a loud warehouse environment

- Secondary School Education
- Proven experience in housekeeping or cleaning management.
- Ability to read/write in English
- Strong leadership and communication skills.
- Attention to detail and a passion for cleanliness.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of safety and sanitation guidelines.
-Ability to work on and climb ladders
-Lifting boxes/bags 10-15kgs
-Push/Pulls v-mags constantly – 20-25KG s
-Must be flexible and willing to work up to 10 hours if required
-Boots/covered shoes required



40-44 hours per week minimum /  VT300- VT500 per hour depending on experience


How to Apply

Apply by:



Contact Person:

Courtney Fordham


Contact Phone:


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

Written applications:
Address to:
Head Housekeeper Advert
and drop off at
Forney Enterprise Office
Mango Side River,




How to apply - more information:

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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