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Chief Engineer

Lethbridge, AB

 The Opportunity:

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the management, development and efficient operation of the Engineering employees

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by February 12. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Maintain positive MLF image.
  • Daily payroll, schedule vacations, prepare work schedules and daily work assignments.
  • Ensure engineers follow the Operating Engineers Act and deal with Government inspectors.
  • Monitor boiler water testing and WW testing and give instruction for necessary changes.
  • Read and interpret log books daily, read multiple log sheets daily.
  • Where required, update and manage cost saving spreadsheets.
  • Track utility consumptions and keep up to date spread sheets.
  • Prepare required Conservation reports, N.P.R.I. inventories and spill reports.
  • Monitor daily WWTP Report for the City of Lethbridge.
  • Order required parts and supplies, monitor and maintain department parts stock levels.
  • Maintain and monitor outside service contracts.
  • Schedule work for engineers, with maintenance and outside services.
  • Maintain records of all types.
  • Track PM’s and work orders and ensure completion.
  • Schedule and coordinate projects, schedule plant inspections.
  • Deal with the various contractors as services are required.
  • Give direction and lead ongoing jobs.
  • Instruct and oversee workforce and inspect the actual work done.
  • Inspect plant equipment, house keeping duties, and team progress in general.
  • Enforce HACCP and CFIA regulations and plant GMP’s.
  • Enforce safe work practices and Company policy.
  • Plan and hold safety and policy meetings, investigate accidents and incidents.
  • Collect statements and do investigations regarding disciplinary issues.
  • Answer phone calls and emails daily about operations and other various things.
  • Meet with sales and technical people on a regular basis.
  • Continuously strive for top performance from staff and equipment.
  • Help solve various plant and production problems.
  • Research new data and equipment.
  • Organize and schedule training for staff.

What You’ll Bring:

  • At least a 3rd Class Power Engineering Designation.
  • At least ten years working experience in a powerhouse function.
  • At least five years experience in a direct supervisory role.
  • Working knowledge of ammonia plant operations including powerhouse support.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • The ability to live and teach our Maple Leaf leadership values.

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

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.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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