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FSQA Technician

Port Perry, ON

FSQA Technician

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 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

 Food Safety Quality Assurance Technician will assist in the application of all company Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs so that program controls and measurements are performed throughout all processes thus ensuring that wholesome, quality products are manufactured and all company and customer specifications and all regulatory requirements are met. Food Safety Quality Assurance Technicians will be a key member of the Quality Assurance department.


A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Verify site prerequisites and CCP/CP checks while ensuring good manufacturing practices are followed from incoming raw materials to outgoing finished goods
  • Conduct daily pre-op inspections of the area and equipment on all assembly and packaging areas as required.
  •  Update the environmental swabbing list and prepare weekly listeria sites as required for EMP swabbing according to schedule.
  •  Conduct all environmental swabbing and product testing programs, including scheduling, lab preparations and collection of samples. Perform test and interpret results
  •  Prepare and present product for product evaluations to ensure product and customer specifications are met
  •  Conduct Food Safety Audits on a daily basis including GMP requirements
  •  Conduct in house audits as required
  •  Assist corporate Consumer Response team on investigation of consumer complaints and reporting in central database
  •  Follow through with supplier on all ingredient non-conformances and corrective actions.
  •   Assist in audit preparations and actively participate in government and company audit and inspection programs
  •  Assist with employee training, new employee orientation and employee coaching for all Food Safety/GMP and HACCP requirements 
  •   Input all food safety information into the Food Safety metrics in a timely manner.
  •   Promote a positive and professional relationship with CFIA and ensure compliance with  all CFIA regulatory requirements
  •   Perform and participate in mock and actual product recalls
  •   File and all HACCP paperwork, chart data and post information on employee notice board.
  •   Purchase all lab supplies and consumables as required
  •   Prepare monthly tasks summary for FSQA Manager
  •   Conduct other non-routine tasks as requested by Manager
  •   Complete required tasks in SAP

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:

  • Post-secondary diploma in a related field
  • Minimum 1-2 years in the food industry including technical and audit experience would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communication, presentation and analytical skills
  • Ability to listen and take directions from FSQA Manager
  • Self-directed and professional
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office
  • Work requires ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs and working in cold conditions
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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