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FSQA Technician (Auditor)

Brandon, MB

 The Opportunity:

The Quality assurance FSQA Technician (Auditor) is responsible for auditing product at MLF Brandon to ensure adherence to product specifications, and is responsible for sampling and testing on the dressing floor to ensure ongoing compliance to the HIP (HACCP-based Inspection Program)/MSIP (Modernized Slaughter Inspection Program)/ CCP2B Monitoring Program. They liaise with production supervisors and employees to ensure     understanding of product specifications and assist in maintaining ongoing compliance with food safety programs

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

    • Must be flexible in hours of work to accommodate position responsibilities necessary over all production shifts
    • Auditing Product Specifications – Auditing product according to specifications and also for any other quality issues.
    • Performing sampling and testing on the dressing floor as required to ensure plant compliance with CFIA’s HIP program and the plant’s internal CCP (CCP 2B).
    • Temperature monitoring – Using a digital thermometer to take temperatures of the product as required
    • Performing follow-ups to corrective actions for customer complaints and/or failed audits.
    • Auditing GMPs
    • Auditing/verifying the HACCP system
    • Data Entry – Entering of data daily as required.
    • Providing timely feed back to Production Supervisors on all issues identified in audits.
    • Keeping daily documentation of all audit results, identified non-compliances etc and appropriate corrective actions and preventative measures.
    • Assisting in Six Sigma projects as required
    • Prevent the on-going production of non-compliant product when non-conformities are observed or identified
    • Control any non-compliant product that has been produced, perform a food safety assessment and determine appropriate disposition
    • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

What You’ll Bring:

    • Knowledge of Brandon Production Floor considered an asset
    • Strong communication skills – verbal, written, listening
    • Demonstrated ability to follow cut sheets, understand written product specifications, standard operating procedures, regulatory requirements, etc.
    • Confident in communicating effectively with plant supervisors, management and CFIA.
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills and strong communication skills – verbal, written, listening
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to function in a fast-paced production environment
    • Demonstrated dependability in current position (i.e.: attendance and performance)
    • Computer literacy with an understanding of MS Office programs – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
    • Comfortable with mobile technology including tablet/iPads
    • Understanding of HACCP & Food Safety will be a definite asset.
    • Working experience in the fresh pork industry, knowledge of the different meat cuts and food quality issues will be a definite asset.

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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