Industrial Engineering Specialist

Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Date Posted: 08-20-2018


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.


Incumbent will be a member of a corporate Industrial Engineering team that supports all of the company's manufacturing facilities.  The incumbent will have the mandate of working with the operations leadership and corporate teams to set targets and standards, and to identify opportunities to maximize efficiencies across the manufacturing network.  The incumbent will also be responsible for tracking and reviewing production capacities against production demand.  Success will be measured in the direct & indirect contributions the team has made in a zero based budget environment.


  • Standard Setting - Build, track, and revise standards to measure labour, packaging, and raw material utilization through the entire value stream 
  • Master Capacity Planning - Providing periodic assessments of production capacities vs. production demand
  • Product Development Process - Provide manufacturing insight on product development / innovation opportunities for all business units
  • Continuous Improvement Projects - Line balancing, labour optimization, line debottlenecking 
  • Other duties as required.
  • Industrial Engineering Degree at a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Professional Engineering Designation or eligibility
  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience (food environment preferred)
  • Practical experience with Industrial Engineering tools such as Methods Analysis, Time Study, Line Balancing 
  • Knowledge of Sales & Operational Planning, capacity modelling, Economical Order Quantity strategies 
  • Experience leading / participating in Six Sigma and/or Lean projects
  • Fundamental understanding of manufacturing production systems (food production preferred), Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Organized and capable of working independently while managing multiple priorities
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel 
  • Technical curiosity and questioning attitude
  • Developed communication & interpersonal skills
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  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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