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Sanitation Supervisor

Brampton - Walker Dr., ON

The Opportunity:

The Overnight Sanitation Supervisor is a solutions-oriented position responsible for effectively supervising the cleaning and sanitation of processing equipment, utensils and the entire plant environment. The Sanitation Supervisor will be reporting to the Maple Leaf Sanitation Manager. The incumbent is responsible for the execution of the Sanitation Program and taking corrective action to prevent product contamination. The person must ensure all cleaning and sanitation is executed in compliance with GMPs, Safety, WHMIS, HACCP, CFIA and AMI “Principles of Sanitary Design” in addition to Maple Leaf Foods Corporate standards.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Actively involved and represent Sanitation requirements in all plant programs.
  • Supervise, motivate and lead the Third-Party Sanitation Contract workers.
  • Oversee the cleaning and sanitization of equipment, surfaces, utensils and plant environment by providing direction, working ‘hands on’ to motivate and provide technical support to all Third-Party Sanitation employees to ensure Sanitation process is completed effectively and on time. Work and provide technical support to Maple Leaf plant employees as required.
  • As the person available at the start of the plant sanitation window, communicate with the Third-Party Contract site leader and supervisors on schedule changes, task requests and performance feedback that occurred during the day.
  • Ensure all sanitation related systems such as: CIP systems operated by the Third Party, Production, Chemical Dispensing systems, water systems and air handling systems are fully operational. Verify chemicals are being used at the correct concentrations and consistency. If deviations occur, trouble shoot the problem, determine root cause and implement corrective actions. Notify and escalate as required. Ensure that all Sanitation related documents including daily titration checks, training. are completed and filled appropriately.
  • Oversee the inventory of sanitation supplies including chemicals, tools, and PPE. Issue items as required and manage replenishment based on maintaining a minimum safety stock. Issue replacement items based on agreed to terms.
  • Perform regular Sanitation audits to ensure that the contract cleaners are following GSP, the ML 8 Steps of Sanitation and cleaning instructions JTA, SSOP’s. Notify and escalate as required. Update/revise JTAs, SSOP’s as required. Work with the contract cleaners on continuous improvement activities that improve either the efficiency or effectiveness of their work.
  • Provide coverage for the MLF Sanitation Site Leader (Manager) in his absence. This will include ordering of chemicals, downloading of data loggers, updating Master Sanitation schedule, gathering and filing of paperwork, deal with day to day issues and attend require site meetings like HACCP, Health & Safety etc.
  • Complete competency assessments of all the Third-Party Sanitation team members using the Alchemy Coach.
  • Measure and analyze Sanitation Daily performance metrics (Pre-op and TPC Swabbing).
  • Perform post Sanitation inspections (Pre-op along side with the Third-party contractor).
  • Will be responsible for doing audits and verification on high-risk non-daily tasks such as Steam Tenting equipment and Deep cleaning equipment as required.
  • Support and execute the Company’s Food Safety programs at the facility in conjunction with Quality Assurance, Microbiology and Food Safety. Provide input on sanitation excellence across the organization
  • Support and promote the company’s health and safety program, maintain a safe working environment and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and JHSC recommendations.
  • Other responsibilities as required.
  • Shift times may vary according to the needs of the business.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Relevant Post-secondary education
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience with Sanitation, ideally in a food processing facility.
  • Knowledge and experience with Sanitation as it relates to Food Safety.
  • Aptitude for continuous learning.
  • Must be flexible to work varying shifts and weekends (demands of the business)
  • Strong ability to communicate (i.e. read, speak and write) in English
  • Proficient in MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Power Point, Pivot Tables)
  • Knowledge of industry related quality systems and inspection programs, cleaning systems (CIP, COP) and chemicals
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, WHMIS, First Aid, Food Safety, Basic Food Microbiology, Lock Out and Tag Out, and Health and Safety Regulations
  • Able to work in cold, humid or wet manufacturing environment, work with chemicals and standing and walking for extended periods of time

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination. In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws.

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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