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FSQA Technician - Contract

Port Perry, ON

 The Opportunity:

Food Safety Quality Assurance Technician will assist in the application of all company Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs so that program controls and measurements are performed throughout all processes thus ensuring that wholesome, quality products are manufactured, and all company and customer specifications and all regulatory requirements are met. Food Safety Quality Assurance Technicians will be a key member of the Quality Assurance department.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Verify site prerequisites and CCP/CP checks while ensuring good manufacturing practices are followed from incoming raw materials to outgoing finished goods
  • Conduct daily pre-op inspections of the area and equipment on all assembly and packaging areas as required.
  • Update the environmental swabbing list and prepare weekly listeria sites as required for EMP swabbing according to schedule.
  • Conduct all environmental swabbing and product testing programs, including scheduling, lab preparations and collection of samples. Perform test and interpret results
  • Prepare and present product for product evaluations to ensure product and customer specifications are met
  • Conduct Food Safety Audits on a daily basis including GMP requirements
  • Conduct in house audits as required
  • Assist corporate Consumer Response team on investigation of consumer complaints and reporting in central database
  • Follow through with supplier on all ingredient non-conformances and corrective actions.
  • Assist in audit preparations and actively participate in government and company audit and inspection programs
  • Assist with employee training, new employee orientation and employee coaching for all Food Safety/GMP and HACCP requirements 
  • Input all food safety information into the Food Safety metrics in a timely manner.
  • Promote a positive and professional relationship with CFIA and ensure compliance with all CFIA regulatory requirements
  • Perform and participate in mock and actual product recalls
  • File and all HACCP paperwork, chart data and post information on employee notice board.
  • Purchase all lab supplies and consumables as required
  • Prepare monthly tasks summary for FSQA Manager
  • Conduct other non-routine tasks as requested by Manager
  • Complete required tasks in SAP

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post-secondary diploma in a related field
  • 1-2 years in the food industry including technical and audit experience would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills
  • Self-directed and professional
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office
  • Work requires ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs and working in cold conditions
  • Ability to work a rotational schedule

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.

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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