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Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator - Night Shift

Brandon, MB

 The Opportunity:

The Occupational Safety Coordinator will work closely with managers, supervisors and individual employees to promote occupational health and safety within the Brandon plant to develop safer, healthier and more efficient methods of working.  This involves maintaining health and safety systems, identifying hazards, and providing advice and support on accident prevention and occupational health.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by May 28, 2024. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Coordinate and conduct training sessions for all employees regarding health and safety practices and legislation
  • Work in conjunction with Joint H&S committee members and Safety Captains
  • Work in conjunction with the SHARP Coordinators to promote behavioral based safety program
  • Develop and communicate H&S policies, procedures, training and orientation manuals,
  • Injury statics analysis  
  • Injury action plan development and implantation
  • Perform risk assessments and complete hazard assessments of all job functions
  • Perform workplace inspections and complete internal audits as required
  • Perform new equipment inspections
  • Develop and implement hazard control  
  • Perform accident investigations
  • Coordinate Crisis Response programs
  • Work in conjunction with the Ergonomist to identify and control ergonomic hazards. 
  • Identify safety training requirements, make recommendations to Safety committees and schedule the training as approved and required
  • Assist in the identification, development and provision of appropriate health and safety related information, instruction and training (i.e., health and safety handbook and newsletter)
  • Maintain a WHMIS Program, including a current SDS and staff training
  • Assist in the development, coordination and maintenance of emergency preparedness plans
  • Work closely with the managers, staff and contractors ensuring their workers comply with safety legislation while at work
  • Monitor and advise on legislative and technical changes relating to health and safety
  • Maintain and expand upon professional competence
  • Be an active member of the joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • Develop JHA, JSA’s and contribute to the safety contents of SOP’s for on the job training.
  • Maintain safety related software programs and provide the information as required.
  • Participate in accident investigations and assist supervisors with safety related issues.
  • Initiate/develop safety promotion programs.
  • Monitor machine or equipment changes, ensuring that health and safety precautions are being considered.
  • Identify potentially hazardous situations and take proactive measures to correct them
  • Periodically, act as a team leader for task forces and teams (e.g. leading several supervisors on an audit)
  • Review internal and external health and safety reports to determine areas that need improvement; implement measures to minimize occurrence of incidents.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Grade 12 completion or equivalency 
  • Completion or enrollment in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety certification program
  • Minimum two years experience in the administration of Occupational Health and Safety policies and legislative compliance
  • Experience in a health and safety role, preferably within a manufacturing environment 
  • Certification in advanced first aid training or EMR considered an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation combined with training hazard recognition, assessment, and control.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with union and management personnel using a collaborative approach.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Strong computer application (Microsoft Office) and analytical skills 

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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