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Health and Safety Area Leader

Hamilton, ON
A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.
 
Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.
 
Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do what’s right
  • Deliver winning results
  • Build collaborative teams
  • Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
  • Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
  • Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
 
Health and Safety Area Leader – Hamilton
 
The Opportunity:
 
As part of Maple Leaf Food’s Operations team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Company’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs, policies, systems and reports for the Heritage Plant. This position will ensure legislative and Plant compliance with occupational health and safety by “on the floor” involvement with operations.  This position will include but not limited to; assisting in the development of safe work procedures, training, claims management and assessing/controlling risk to reduce/eliminate accidents/incidents which cause personal injury and/or property damage. The goal of this position will be to standardize safe work methods and recognize high impact behaviours to achieve a world class health and safety program.  The successful candidate will be involved in all Health & Safety activities related to the Heritage Plant. 
 
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Assist in the reduction of Health and Safety risks and hazards.
  • Ensure Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews (PSRs) are properly completed including written reports on the construction, addition or installation of a new equipment, structure, protective element or process, or modifications to an existing apparatus, structure, protective element or process; such reports are to detail the measures (steps, actions or engineering controls) necessary to bring the construction, addition, installation or modification into compliance with the applicable regulations.
  • Develops and constructs Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Safe Work Procedures (SWP) identifying the basic job steps and tasks and their associated hazards and risks, and develops safe operating procedures and hazard controls.
  • Maintain OHS metrics and documentation with the ability to present this information to applicable parties
  • Design and deliver training programs for workers, management and Safety Committee members to comply with legislative requirements and improve Health, Safety, Emergency and Security.
  • Review and monitor on-site Contractor OHS programs and compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Personally respond to all serious accidents to ensure that proper investigation and follow up is completed.
  • Ensure records and documentation are kept to protect Company interests
  • Responding to emergencies after hours 
 
What we have to offer you:
  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
 
What you will bring:
  • Superior knowledge of machine guarding and lock out tag out of manufacturing equipment
  • Previous experience working supporting a large client group.
  • Previous experience working with regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Labour or Ministry of the Environment would be an asset
  • Proven ability to able to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment within specified time frames
  • Ability to support and influence multiple levels of management within an organization
  • Experience effectively managing WSIB claims
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory training of all personnel working onsite
  • Meeting regulatory filing and reporting requirements (OHS related)
  • Reinforce company Values
  • Maintain positive relations with employees, management & external enforcement agencies
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organization and analytical Skills. Very detail orientated with proven project management skills.
  • 5-8 years of experience in progressively responsible H&S roles
  • Strong knowledge of business and plant processes
  • Computer skills - desktop applications, Health & Safety and HR applications
  • The ability to build relationships and credibility, to be in a position to influence others
  • Ability to design and evaluate effective training programs
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all aspects of Occupational Health & Safety and Security
  • Able to develop and implement Job Hazard Analysis program
  • Able to identify and integrate into safe work methods high impact behaviours, and develops and applies leading indicator measurements
 
 
 

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible

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