In our facility we only have one maintenance guy who does most of the small maintenance (fix pumps/hoses/grinders/etc) . Either himself or the plant supervisor fills out the work order and then he fixes it, but then HE also cleans the equipment prior to being put back into production. Most auditors don't like this because he is the one doing the maintenance and shouldn't be cleaning it for sanitation purposes. He has worked in production prior to being in maintenance and he is trained every year on cleaning/sanitation. Any thoughts on if this is acceptable?
We brought it up to him about not cleaning and he was severely offended so i would like some input from other companies on whether they think this is a good practice or I should keep my foot down and make a production employee clean the equipment and not maintenance.
Any advice is welcomed !