Food Safety and Quality Assurance Technician (HACCP)

Location: Brandon, MB, Canada
Date Posted: 12-03-2018

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
• Do what’s right
• Deliver winning results
• Build collaborative teams
• Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
• Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
• Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
Food Safety and Quality Assurance Technician (HACCP) – Brandon, MB

The Opportunity:
The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Technician (HACCP) reports to the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Supervisor. This position is responsible for managing day to day tasks associated with plant HACCP program and other food safety programs within the department.
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
• Must be flexible in hours of work to accommodate position responsibilities necessary over all production shifts
• Perform scheduled monitoring and verifications required for HACCP, third party audits, and customer requirements.
• Perform daily record reviews, verifications and data entry of results.
• Training on GMPs and other regulatory requirements.
• Maintain an on-floor presence to ensure requirements are being met.
• Follow up on corrective actions and preventative measures.
• Responsible for maintaining thorough knowledge of all food safety and regulatory programs in order to act as a liaison between FSQA and other departments as a subject matter expert.
• Assist Food Safety and Quality Assurance Supervisor with plant issues, program changes/improvements
• Assist Food Safety and Quality Assurance Supervisor with the creation of training programs to improve food safety understanding in the plant; administer and maintain training programs.
• Assist HACCP Specialist in managing HACCP forms to ensure current versions are in use and obsolete documents are removed from the system
• Assisting in Six Sigma projects as required
• Prevent the ongoing production of non-compliant product when non-conformities are observed or identified
• Control any non-compliant product that has been produced, perform a food safety assessment and determine appropriate method of disposal
• Responsible as back-up support for Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department in times of absence of HACCP Specialist, FSQA Analyst (Customer and Consumer Complaints) and FSQA Technicians (HACCP, HIP, Product Auditing)
• Perform other duties as required

What we have to offer you:
• Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
• Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
• Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
• Defined Contribution Pension Plan
• Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
• Employee Assistance Program
What you will bring:
• Effective time management, organizational and communication skills
• Good comprehension and the ability to understand, and follow Standard Operating Procedures.
• The ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills – verbal, written, listening
• The ability to demonstrate attention to detail and ability to function in a fast-paced environment
• Computer literacy with an understanding of MS Office programs – MS Word, Excel etc.
• Understanding of HACCP & Food Safety will be a definite asset.
• Work experience in the fresh pork industry will be a definite asset.

How to apply:
If you are willing to step into a new and exciting career, please send us your resume, cover letter and required certificates by applying to:

Applicants who are not currently eligible to work in Canada will not be considered for this position.
We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted
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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