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Animal Welfare Field Representative

New Hamburg, ON

Animal Welfare Field Representative - Contract Full-Time
​​​​​​Location: 70 Heritage Drive, New Hamburg, ON 

Position Summary:
This position will see the successful candidate working directly with our 3rd party poultry producers, catch, and live haul providers. Collecting and utilizing data as well as providing direct on-site coaching to continuously drive improvements. This technical position will have a direct impact on meeting key welfare goals and sustaining effective business relations such that credibility is established and maintained. This position will require overnight work, and flexible hours.

Shifts: Varied - Days/Afternoons/Evenings

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide effective and timely responses/reports to Grower, Catcher, and Transportation concerns/issues
  • Completion of routine catch and load audits and onsite observations
  • Creation and/or revision of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Adherence and promotion of best practices including but not limited to bird handling and biosecurity
  • Presentation of collected data to Maple Leaf Foods for continued monitoring and continuous improvements
  • Other tasks as required

Required Experience and Education:
  • One to two years’ experience in the agricultural industry
  • Post-Secondary education is an asset and could include Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Studies

Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • Ability to analyze results and create recommendations and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Minimum G level License
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Computer Skills: skilled user of Microsoft office applications and Excel graphing applications
  • Time Management and self-regulation
  • Coaching/training background is an asset
  • Knowledge of National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice and poultry welfare standards (preferred but not Required)

Application Procedures:
Email: HRHanover@mapleleaf.com

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 accomodations@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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