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FSQA Coordinator

St Marys, ON
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
FSQA Coordinator – St Mary's
The Opportunity:
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the QA team in maintaining BRC certification, Food Safety and Quality programs and business unit SOPs as well as and maintaining and continuously improving the HACCP system (HACCP plans and pre-requisites).
 A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Execution of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) program – setting up swabs in LIMS system, tracking and entering of results including arranging various microbiological and chemical testing.
  • Conducting product shelf-life testing
  • Assist in developing and revising pre-operational inspection procedures and swab sites for new/modified equipment.
  • Engagement in the facility Sanitation Programs
  • The logging and tracking and trending of all results
    • Follow-up on all deviations and applicable re-tests
  • Assist in developing and revising applicable SOPs and forms to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Maintaining inventory and ordering of all supplies. 
  • Preparation and sampling of samples destined to outside labs
  • Ensure all applicable procedures and forms meet SFCR, FSEP or BRC requirements (examples include water program, EMP, E.coli testing, etc.)
  • Quality Assurance / HACCP Paperwork review and tracking
  • Provide support to entire QA team with respect to maintaining an up to date HACCP system (HACCP Plan and Pre-requisite program) and meeting BRC requirements.
    • Duties may include but not limited to –  procedure development, onsite reviews, paperwork reviews, explain program to external auditors
  • Work in coordination with Regulatory Affairs to assist with product launches for labeling and packaging
  • QA contact for St. Marys product SOPs.
  • Execute Hold and Release Program in SAP
  • Assist with Animal Welfare compliance including audits, RVA monitoring and technical committee meetings.  QA contact for support with kill programs.
  • Oversight of PAA, housekeeping and Water Quality Monitoring Programs.
  • Work with the Pest control supplier to maintain the program and manage results and corrective actions
  • Participates in Food Safety and BRC meetings, BRC and FSEP audits
  • Assists with internal audits to comply with pre-requisites bullets, HACCP plans, BRC and customer requirements.
  • Various other duties assigned
 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: 
  • Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Food Safety/Science program or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Sanitation, HACCP, CCP’s and GMP’s
  • Strong communication skills
  • 1-2 years experience in the Food industry preferred
  • Previous experience in a technical role
  • Experience with Six Sigma process improvement methodology an asset
  • Intermediate to exceptional MS Office 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 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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