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FSQA Coordinator

Brantford, ON

FSQA Coordinator

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 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

 As a member of the facility's FSQA team, the FSQA Coordinator spends a majority of his/her time on the production floor monitoring Food Safety, GMP, HACCP and other Quality Assurance Program requirements to ensure they are consistently achieved.  Operating with a sense of urgency, the Coordinator is responsible for initiating immediate corrective actions wherever possible and escalating FSQA concerns as required.  The Coordinator must be comfortable respectfully challenging others in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Perform and assist Sanitation swabbing requirements, working with the Sanitation Team.
  • Perform microbiological and analytical sampling for product and environment as required.
  • Water Monitoring Program
  • Conduct Food Safety Validations on Allergens, pH control, laundry etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable assuming the technical responsibly of the Sanitation Supervisor in the event of an absence (vacation coverage, illness, etc.) which would include;
    • Support the completion of all other pertinent requirements
  • Perform other duties as 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:

  • 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, FSQA Programs including Environmental Monitoring, 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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