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Project Engineering Associate

Winnipeg - Lagimodiere Blvd., MB

 The Opportunity:

The Project Engineering Associate is responsible for the development, execution, and management of Capital Projects on independently and/or within a team, under the direction of a Senior Engineer. The role requires preparing the scope of work, budget and schedule of a project, along with executing the work.  The Project Engineering Associate will interact with vendors and contractors to obtain pricing and execute installations.    Regular travel to our manufacturing plants is required. 

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by March 28. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Develop scope, budget, and schedule for proposed capital projects in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders. 

  • Ensure assigned projects are managed in accordance with the Capital Playbook, project management best practices and Maple Leaf guidelines and governance.   

  • Work with Project Managers and / or Consultants on the design of new plant or line layout proposals.  

  • Prepare 2D CAD drawings required to document project scope (e.g. GA drawings, Process Flow Diagrams, People/Product/Waste Flow) 

  • Gather and organize data such as process data, dimensions, and equipment utility requirements, as requested. 

  • Prepare procurement packages for process equipment with detailed specifications to ensure OEMs have a thorough understanding of MLF’s requirements. 

  • Perform project controls duties such as document management, revision control and action item lists. 

  • Check drawings for compliance with MLF’s specifications, industry best practices (e.g. sanitary design) and local codes and standards. 

  • Work with the engineering team to generate deliverables (e.g., drawings, reports, etc.) in a timely fashion to meet project schedule requirements. 

  • Identify engineering errors and omissions including interferences, collisions, deviations from specifications, or discrepancies.  

  • Engage with equipment vendors, service providers and contractors. 

  • Coordinate installation work and supervise contractors (note: weekend work may be required). 

  • Work with Operations in commissioning new processes to ensure that new investments deliver business case benefits. 

  • All other duties as assigned. 

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree 

  • Working towards achieving P.Eng. designation within the next three years 

  • Experience with 2D AutoCAD and Microsoft Office suite of programs  

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment 

  • Knowledge of meat and food processing would be an asset 

  • Ability to understand, interpret and generate plant/engineering drawings 

  • Ability to work independently, take initiatives and ownership of given tasks  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate with equipment suppliers, trades, contractors, manufacturing plant maintenance and production personnel, and MLF management. 

  • Able to travel to the US and Europe 

  • Eligible to work in Canada 

  • Driver’s license with reliable vehicle (mileage compensation for work related travel)  

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

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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