Live Hanger/Reciever

Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 08-09-2017

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.

Job Summary
The Live Receiver works in the Production department. He/she works in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment, responsible for the loading and unloading of crates as well as the receiving and hanging of live chickens. This person has direct impact on the efficiency of our operation and contributes daily to the quality of our products.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to a healthy work environment, while maintaining high food safety and health and safety  standards
  • Receiving, handling and hanging of live chickens according to humane animal welfare standards
  • Works in receiving bay to unload crates from trucks and reloads empty crates on to trucks
  • Takes action to correct any issues and to make improvements
  • Directly helps the department to meet targets and goals while maintaining a healthy and safe work environment
  • Maintains productivity that meets/exceeds standards
  • Contributes to the team and the whole facility in a positive way
  • Other responsibilities as required 
Required Skills, Ability and Experience
  • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment with repetitive lifting and hanging
  • Able to stand and walk throughout the shift
  • Able to handle and work with livestock
  • Ability to move crates exceeding 25kgs
  • Can work well in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Good communication skills, able to speak and read English
  • Previous poultry/live hanging experience an asset

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 or 905-285-5862.  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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