FSQA Technician

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 06-18-2018


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.



As a member of the facility's FSQA team, the FSQA Technician spends a majority of his/her time on the production floor monitoring Food Safety, GMP, HACCP and other Quality Assurance Program requirements to ensure they are consistently achieved.  Operating with a sense of urgency, the Technician is responsible for initiating immediate corrective actions wherever possible and escalating FSQA concerns as required.  The Technician must be comfortable respectfully challenging others in a fast paced food manufacturing environment.
FSQA Technicians carry out a variety of tasks that may include but are not limited to:


• Perform and/or assist in daily quality and food safety related decision making based on established processes to ensure products meet the quality standards and food safety requirements of Maple Leaf Foods and its customers.
• Perform daily monitoring and verification tasks as outlined in the HACCP program and recommend corrective actions for deviations.
• Provide support and coaching to employees and production management to maintain and improve facility QA practices and procedures.
• Prepare sensory samples and participates in sensory evaluations.
• Perform data entry and data analysis tasks.
• Perform microbiological and analytical sampling for product and environment as required.
• Participate in projects and meetings with the goal of improving food safety and food quality.
• Assist in the implementation of changes that advance QA systems and/or programs.
• Conduct product audits.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• University degree or college diploma preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline.
• Previous experience in a food related technical role.
• Understanding of Sanitation, SOPs, HACCP, CCP’s and GMP’s.
• Intermediate systems skills (including MS Office).
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organization and planning skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Interest and willingness to learn and teach others.
• Demonstrated alignment to the Maple Leaf Leadership Values



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.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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