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Health & Safety Supervisor

Saskatoon, SK

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

Assist the H & S Manager in the on-going development and enhancement of the plant’s Occupational Health & Safety Program and Environmental program.  This involves providing technical support, training, implementation and maintenance of the programs to and for all employees and visitors while complying with the food safety requirements of the plant.  As well as the administration of both work and non-work related claims.  They will be required to work closely with Managers, Supervisors and individual employees to promote occupational health, safety and environmental issues in the Maple Leaf Foods-Saskatoon.

The Occupational Health and Safety Supervisor is also responsible for coordinating training, communications, involvement and accountability – supporting accident prevention and compliance programs.  You will be the coach on the playing field, providing leadership and guidance to our team members. You lead by example. You are passionate about safety and promote a culture where safety comes first.  You thrive in an environment that is fast paced and have a keen sense for continuous improvement. Your approach is collaborative and offers a forum where everyone feels comfortable to bring forward new ideas.

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

  • Compliance in OHS program activity (WHMIS / MSDS, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, fall prevention/protection, contractor management, mobile equipment – shock watch, compliance observations…).
  • Monitors departmental safety meeting, advises employees on legislated and industry changes.
  • Creates, audits, and monitors the compliance of any new or existing Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Safe Work Procedures (SWP), and Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) with the supervisors and employees
  • Develop, delivers and audits the New Hire and the Contractor Orientations
  • Provide support and follow up with the supervisors and senior supervisors regarding accident and incident investigation reports; specifically follow up on outstanding or ineffective corrective actions
  • Enter any and all work orders upon receipt from the supervisors from safety tour reports.  Ensure that they have been properly classified according the work order classification system and communicate any other information required to the Maintenance Planner.
  • Promote the Health and Safety plans, goals and objectives
  • Engage and involve workers in Health and Safety programs by ensuring compliance with active policies and procedures, planned task observations in order to ensure understanding, and inform supervisor if policies and procedures are not being met. 
  • Communicate any and all pertinent or emergency Health and Safety Issues or Concerns with the Senior Leadership Team in the absence of the Health and Safety Manager.  Ensure SLT is made aware of any claims with special circumstance or concerns that may arise out of a claim and approach that is being taken
  • Assist in the coaching and mentoring of the H&S Coordinators with effective tools and practices
  • Provide support to the First Aid Team, supervisors and employees in the event of a plant emergency
  • Other duties may be 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
  • 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:

  • Post-secondary degree / diploma from an occupational health and safety / industrial hygiene program/disability management.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Three to five years of supervisory experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting
  • Flexibility to work various shifts and overtime as needed
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communication, presentation and analytical skills
  • Self-directed and professional, well-developed English communication skills (verbal, written, reading)
  • Computer proficiency in email and spreadsheets and able to learn a variety of other software (ex. SAP, Kronos)

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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