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Health & Safety Coordinator

Winnipeg - Lagimodiere Blvd., MB

 The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Health and Safety Supervisor, the incumbent will assist in the on-going development and enhancement of the plant’s Occupational Health & Safety Program and Environmental program. This involves providing technical support, training, implementation and maintenance of the programs to and for all employees and visitors.  This position is accountable for ensuring compliance with all health and safety, food safety and HACCP regulations and procedures

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Provides support to hourly and salaried staff by having a visible presence on the production floor, extols safety promotion plans, goals, objectives, measurements; and fosters good staff relationships in order to gain commitment from all employees
  • Develops and delivers occupational health and safety training to employees such as but not limited to Safety Orientation for New Hires, WHMIS, Spill Response, Powered Mobile Equipment Training, Lock Out, Confined Space Entry, Incident Investigation, etc.,
  • Conducts job hazard analysis, physical demands analysis, and then creates safe work procedures
  • Provides assistance to supervisors in incident investigations, identifying root causes, reporting, documentation, and follow-up, and initiates corrective action in concert with the departmental managers, etc.
  • Monitors departmental safety meetings, advises on legislated and industry changes, and coordinates the Supervisor Safety Program
  • Seeks continuous improvement to safety programs by assisting in monthly departmental safety inspections, periodic and annual audits, and the implementation of subsequent action plans
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with corporate policies and legislative requirements
  • Produces reports and statistical information, performs administrative duties of data entry and filing
  • Coordinates all aspects of the plant’s environmental aspects including the water, wastewater, environmental management system and regulatory reporting and liaison
  • Maintain/Monitor all systems to keep the plant in compliance with all Federal, Provincial, & Corporate Environmental regulations
  • Develop plant-specific environmental standard operating procedures
  • Other duties may be assigned

What You’ll Bring:

  • Grade 12 with preference to post-secondary education directly related to occupational health and safety with a minimum of 2 years’ related experience in a manufacturing or process industry
  • Excellent understanding and application of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations
  • Strong Knowledge of the CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery Standard
  • Knowledge of Manitoba environmental laws and regulations
  • Strong PC skills and experience with Microsoft Office software applications

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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