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Refrigeration B Operator

North York, 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 

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

Position: Refrigeration B Plant Operator

The Refrigeration B Plant Operator has the direct accountability for ensuring the maintenance of facility boilers, chilling units and HVAC units.  They will oversee the maintenance and operations of plants utilities under the supervision of the Chief Engineer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain/ Monitor/Test log all steam generating requirements by operation code
  • Maintain/Monitor/Check all refrigeration equipment requirements to Technical Standards and Safety Authority (T.S.S.A.) Standards
  • Participate in plant equipment repairs and installations
  • Interface with necessary Contractual and Inspection Departments for corrective and/or legal requirements
  • Carry out oral/printed work requests and apply corrective measures in a timely fashion utilizing computerized maintenance system
  • Maintain accurate records of safe management, operations and maintenance through compliance
  • Improve plant efficiency by reporting on operating conditions of equipment, determine operating window, and helping to develop and maintain a maintenance program
  • Troubleshoot any mechanical breakdown relating to the Utilities Department to ensure minimal loss in manufacturing of our products
  • Work together with all other departments to ensure a productive team environment and the continuous improvement of the plant processes
  • Understand all operating procedures of our facilities processing equipment and is able to maintain it
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by ensuring plant and powerhouse are operating in accordance with T.S.S.A. Standards
  • Ensure all work performed complies with governing practices, codes and regulations
  • Fullfill all Health and Safety, Food Safety, HACCP. WHIMS, MSDS and Master Brand policy requirements
  • Other responsibilities as required

Position Requirements:

  • The successful applicant will hold a Refrigeration B Ticket in good standing with the T.S.S.A
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a manufacturing food processing environment is preferred
  • Mechanical abilities and trouble shooting skills are required
  • Practical knowledge of the operation and maintenance of heating and cooling systems is required
  • Previous experience working with SOP's and GMP's is an asset
  • The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and take initiative
  • Works well in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Highly motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Sense of urgency, attention to detail and ownership in quality of work
  • Must be willing to work weekends where required

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
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.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

 

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