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FSQA Lead Hand

Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON · Manufacturing
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

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Lead Hand – Bradford
The Opportunity:
As a Lead Hand on the FSQA team you will be responsible to support the FSQA Supervisors in ensuring the Quality Assurance and Food Safety programs and protocols are executed effectively at the facility.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Provide leadership to ensure the company’s Food Safety and Quality Assurance Programs are implemented and maintained.
  • Knowledgeable of all tasks performed by the plant’s FSQA Technician’s including product quality monitoring and food safety regulatory tasks. Ability to back-up FSQA Technician’s on both day and afternoon shift.
  • Lead the Environmental Monitoring Program data collecting including planning TPC/ATP swab sites, collecting swabs, submitting swabs for analysis, and compiling results.
  • Assist in onboarding new FSQA technicians and providing training to FSQA staff on relevant job tasks (e.g. temperature monitoring, tool sterilization, etc.)
  • Lead by example in incorporating all food safety and quality practices within their work
  • Inspect production material for defects, make corrections, or remove defective items from production as needed. Report defects to the appropriate supervisor or manager.
  • Promote and advocate quality achievement and performance improvement across the organization.
  • Complete and maintain quality control documentation; including the monitoring and documentation of key quality indicators.
  • Complete record review and verification ensuring documents have been completed according to requirements. Escalate deviations as required.
  • Assist the HACCP Specialist as needed in completing on-site verifications to ensure programs are followed appropriately according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure all elements of the company Quality System are implemented and maintained with emphasis on product safety, regulatory compliance and product consistency.
  • Provide and support training to plant employees on Food Safety and Quality principles.
  • Assist in other FSQA tasks as assigned by FSQA Supervisor which may include, for example: supporting in traceability exercises, conducting product shelf life testing, assisting in deep cleaning investigations, participating in cross-function projects (e.g. Six Sigma, HSSE, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
What you will bring:
  • University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline would be considered an asset
  • 1 to 3 years food related experience in areas of GMP and HACCP principles and programs
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong systems skills (including MS Office).
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset

What we have to offer you:
• Training provided where needed
• Reputable company
• Competitive Wages
• Opportunities to participate in Benefits and Pension plans
• Great team environment
• Strong focus on internal advancement
• Employee Assistance Program
 
If interested, please send resume by email to:
elisa.lepekghandour@mapleleaf.com or apply online to our posting.

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. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment.


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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