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HACCP Specialist

Guelph, ON

 The Opportunity:

Responsible for maintaining and updating the facilities HACCP program at the Speedvale facility according to CFIA, BRC, Business unit and customer requirements. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring a safe, cost effective and service-oriented department, while providing MLF values-based leadership to employees at the facility.       

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

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Ensures that HACCP system (Pre-requisite and HACCP plans) is maintained and up to date as per current MIR, MOP, FSEP and other applicable legislative requirements.
  • Update SOP’s and forms as necessary from HACCP system reassessments, program changes, etc.
  • Responsible for annual HACCP and pre-requisite program reassessment.
  • Responsible for scheduling and leading Monthly Food Safety Meeting, HACCP meetings, and issue monthly minutes and GMP newsletters.
  • Function as the Gatekeeper of SharePoint and SAPRD.
  • Conduct CVS tasks with CFIA Inspectors at the plant on a day-to-day basis and ensure all corrective actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist with third party audits (CVS, HACCP, BRC, FSQMS or customer) and prepare/coach cross functional managers before and during these audits.
  • Assist in follow up and issue corrective actions, if necessary, based on deviations found in plant process or resulting from customer complaints.
  • Data entry on a regular basis on plant’s Food Safety Score Card.
  • Conduct annual and new employee training on CCP monitoring and other HACCP SOPs as required.
  • Assist with cross functional SOP development and ensure that facility SOP’s and related documents are in correct format, properly stored and distributed as per manufacturing excellence requirements.
  • Maintains corrective action tracker data base to ensure continuous improvement activities cited from internal and external audits are acted upon and remain on track.
  • Management of HACCP programs to ensure we are meeting all required elements of Food Safety.
  • To perform other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Bring:

The successful candidate will be results-oriented, thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships with all employees. Candidates must have:
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of HACCP experience in a food safety or quality assurance role
  • Strong experience in developing and maintaining Quality Assurance Programs, HACCP systems and SOP’s
  • Post-secondary education relating to Food Science or related discipline
  • Excellent organizational, project management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills to be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Innovative and creative problem solving in finding solutions and opportunities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Windows
  • Strong interpersonal skills that allow for conflict resolution
  • Strong SAP 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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