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Machine Operator Team Lead

New Hamburg, ON
We are looking for an individual who is self-directed, motivated, has a mechanical aptitude, and drive to learn. The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring smooth operation of our Transfer equipment while maintaining a team-oriented environment. This individual will be the leader in a critical part of our operation and will be trained on preventative maintenance for the machines.

Shift (approximately 10 hour shifts)
Monday, Tuesday 1PM to finish
Friday, Saturday 6AM to finish

  • Responsible for the daily health and safety of employees including backup conducting daily safety talks, incident reporting, task observations, assist in incident investigations, and act as backup Fire Warden
  • Create, revise, and execute daily transfer schedule
  • Ensure proper set-up and take-down of equipment for production start-up and shift end
  • Responsible for making vaccines as part of daily task
  • Monitor and investigate chick quality at all stages and take necessary actions with the team to address inadequacies
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are understood and followed as they relate to HACCP, SOP’S, BIO-Security, CFIA, Animal Welfare and Health and Safety Regulations
  • Demonstrate ability to be a strong team player, promote positive employee relations and coach and lead while performing as a team
  • Ability to enforce, monitor, demonstrate, and execute appropriate animal welfare requirements
  • Responsible for troubleshooting issues with machinery in the area as well as involving maintenance
  • Coordinate INOVO transfer and Sanitation operations throughout the shift
  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure production needs are met
  • Support changes within the company and assist in implementations of projects as needed
  • Ensure monitoring of inventory, counts, and purchase requests
  • Back Up to Sanitation & INOVO transfer when required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Proven ability to lead by example and assist in continuous improvement
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Able to work varying & flexible hours until job complete
  • Able to achieve First-aid Certification
  • Able to obtain pallet truck license
  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to:
    • Standing for long periods of time, continuous walking and bending
    • Lifting approx. 50 pounds (overhead lifting required)
  • Able to work in a wet/humid environment
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Must understand the importance of SOP’S & schedules
  • A high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Comfortable in Microsoft office applications
  • SAP experience is an asset
  • Strong written and communication skill
 What's in it for you?
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement
  • Leading a critical and valuable part of the operations
  • Competitive benefits package after 3 months of service
  • Pension contributions after 1 year of service
  • 2 weeks vacation + 2 floater days 
  • Annual boot allowance
  • People-focused organization with room to grow!
If you are interested, please apply on the Maple Leaf Foods Careers site, email your resume alannah.garside@mapleleaf.com, or fax 519-662-3637

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