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Lead Hand

Wetaskiwin, AB
We are looking for an individual who is self-directed, motivated, and likes to be directly a part of the operation. The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring smooth operation of our Transfer equipment while maintaining a team-oriented environment. This individual will be the leader in a critical part of our operation and be required to troubleshoot the machine as needed.

Shift 10 hour (subject to change as needed)
Monday, Tuesday 1PM to finish
Friday, Saturday 6AM to finish

  • Responsible for the daily health and safety of employees including backup conducting daily safety talks, incident reporting, task observations, assist in incident investigations, and act as backup Fire Warden
  • Create, revise, and execute daily transfer schedule
  • Ensure proper set-up and take-down of equipment for production start-up and shift end
  • Responsible for making vaccines as part of daily task
  • Monitor and investigate chick quality at all stages and take necessary actions with the team to address inadequacies
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are understood and followed as they relate to HACCP, SOP’S, BIO-Security, CFIA, Animal Welfare and Health and Safety Regulations
  • Demonstrate ability to be a strong team player, promote positive employee relations and coach and lead while performing as a team
  • Ability to enforce, monitor, demonstrate, and execute appropriate animal welfare requirements
  • Responsible for troubleshooting issues with machinery in the area as well as involving maintenance
  • Coordinate INOVO transfer and Sanitation operations throughout the shift
  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure production needs are met
  • Support changes within the company and assist in implementations of projects as needed
  • Ensure monitoring of inventory, counts, and purchase requests
  • Back Up to Sanitation & INOVO transfer when required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Proven ability to lead by example and assist in continuous improvement
  • Able to work varying & flexible hours until job complete
  • Able to achieve First-aid Certification
  • Able to obtain pallet truck license
  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to:
    • Standing for long periods of time, continuous walking and bending
    • Lifting approx. 50 pounds (overhead lifting required)
  • Able to work in a wet/humid environment
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Must understand the importance of SOP’S & schedules
  • A high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Comfortable in Microsoft office applications
  • SAP experience is an asset
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Basic electrical/mechanical is an asset
 What's in it for you?
  • Being involved in a team-oriented environment
  • Leading a critical and valuable part of the operations
  • Competitive benefits package after 3 months of service
  • Pension contributions after 1 year of service
  • Annual boot allowance
  • People-focused organization with room to grow!
If you are interested, please apply on the Maple Leaf Foods Careers site

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