FSQA Technician

Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 12-04-2018

A Sustainable Protein Company

We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back 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 work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.
Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. 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





As a member of the facility's FSQA team, the FSQA Technician spends a majority of his/her time on the production floor monitoring all 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.


• 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.


• Career development opportunities.  Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
• 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


• 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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