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General Labor

New Hamburg, ON
POSITION(S): General Labor
LOCATION:  70 Heritage Drive, New Hamburg, Ontario
STARTING WAGE: $18.90/hour after 6 months of employment

 Why Maple Leaf Foods?
  • Essential business through COVID-19
  • Leading Consumer Protein Company
  • Part-Time and Full-Time Permanent Positions Available
  • Competitive Wages
  • Pension & Benefit Opportunities
  • Paid time off
Now is a very exciting time to join the Maple Leaf family. Maple Leaf Foods is located in New Hamburg, ON and presently employees approximately 120 employees between in the hatchery. Currently, the New Hamburg Hatchery has the ability to hatch approximately 900,000 chicks per week. Our work includes everything from receiving the eggs from our farms to distributing chicks to many growers across the province. It is important that you understand that we are an agricultural facility and therefore you will be handling live animals.

Shifts are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday with hours The starting wage of $17.90 which increases to $18.90 after six months of employment. Maple Leaf Foods supplies all necessary safety equipment at no cost to the employee. Must be available to cross-trained in sever general labor positions.
Flexible for days and afternoons - depending on the department - ranging from 24-44+ (flexibility and production dependent) *Must be available Monday-Saturday (will vary)
The successful applicants will be responsible for:

Sanitation: operation of power hoses and box wash machine
Production line: quality control, stacking, loading
Machine Operator: loader/off-loader
Driver Helper: deliver loads to various locations
Other General Labor duties including lifting up-to approx. 50lbs
To be successful in this position, you must:

Be reliable and dependable, able to be at work every day, on time
Able to work in a fast paced and repetitive task environment
Able to work in a wet/humid environment
Have the desire to learn
Be physically fit and able to lift, push, and/or pull, weight of up to 50lbs overhead
Have commitment to safe work practices
Able to work varying and flexible hours until job is complete (including statutory holidays)
Have good communication and business relationship building skills for interaction with customers
Adhere to HACCP, Biosecurity & Animal Welfare requirements (Training will be provided)
Be looking for a long-term job opportunity
Please note completion of High School Diploma is not required to be successful in this position.


Resumes can be dropped off in person at 70 Heritage Drive in New Hamburg.
By Fax: 519-662-3637 or by Email: stephen.germano@mapleleaf.com

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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