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FSQA Coordinator - Contract

Saskatoon, SK

FSQA Coordinator (Contract)

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

 As a member of the facility's Food Safety and Quality Assurance team, the FSQA Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, ongoing review, and continuous improvement of Food Safety and Quality Programs at the McLeod plant.  Operating with a sense of urgency, the FSQA Coordinator is responsible for initiating immediate corrective actions, positively influencing others and improving the Food Safety and Quality Culture, and escalating FSQA concerns as required.

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

  • Perform and/or assist in daily quality and food safety related decision making based on established processes to ensure products meet the quality standards and food safety requirements of Maple Leaf Foods and its customers.
  • Leads the day-to-day management of the plant’s complaint, hold and release, and non-conformance programs.
  • Perform daily monitoring and verification tasks as outlined in the HACCP system.
  • Provide training, support and coaching to hourly and salaried employees to maintain and improve the facility’s FSQA practices and procedures.
  • Prepare sensory samples and participates in sensory evaluations of meat products.
  • Perform data entry and data analysis tasks.
  • Complete regular plant audits to ensure plant programs are effectively implemented. Participate in external and internal audits as required.
  • Cross-trained in various FSQA duties. Perform microbiological, chemical, and analytical sampling for product and environment as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Actively identify areas for continuous improvement and take leadership roles to drive for continuous improvement.
  • Support to Black Belts and Green Belt projects.

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
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline.
  • 3 years previous experience in a food-related technical role.
  • Strong systems skills (including MS Office).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Interest and willingness to learn and teach others.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, eager to learn.
  • Flexibility in work shift is required.
  • Demonstrated alignment to the Maple Leaf Leadership Values.
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. 

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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