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Lethbridge, AB

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 part of Maple Leaf Food’s Maintenance team, and reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the individual will be responsible for maintaining and servicing equipment used in the facility for the daily production of our products. Furthermore, they will ensure safe plant operations and a safe working environment for all employees.

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

Shifts are scheduled in two-week intervals, rotating day and night shift (approximately 40 hours per week) including paid breaks. Approximate work times, inclusive of unpaid 30-minute break, are:

  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • 11:30 pm – 8:00 am, Sunday – Thursday
The wage for the Licensed Millwright/Mechanic position is $39.75/hour. Opportunity to work daily and weekend overtime is based on business needs and paid at escalated rates, according to the collective agreement. Scheduled Saturday overtime occurs approximately once per month and employees are expected to attend. 

A comprehensive benefits package is available to employees and their eligible dependents commencing at three months and six months for dental (company paid). 

Retention Bonus and Production Bonus’ may apply to qualified employees. 
Maple Leaf Foods, Lethbridge Pork commits to the Health and Welfare of our team members, including offering a fitness allowance which commences after six months of employment.

Maple Leaf Foods, Lethbridge Pork supplies all necessary safety equipment at no cost to the employee and provides paid safety training.

What you will bring:

  • Red Seal Certification or Alberta trade certification preferred.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment would be an asset.
  • Must have a full complement of personal/professional hand tools.
  • Must be able to install, troubleshoot, repair, and complete preventative maintenance on complex production equipment with minimal supervision.
  • Operate production equipment and check performance as required.
  • Carry out oral/printed work requests and apply corrective action.
  • Perform regular Work Orders and account for inventory and labour on a computerized maintenance program.
  • Extensive mechanical knowledge including power transmission, pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Be able to read and understand mechanical drawings/schematics.
  • Machining, fabricating, and welding for equipment repairs and/or upgrades.
  • Understand and adhere to all plant Food/Health and Safety Polices.
  • Recommend, implement and enhance equipment performance and improvements.
  • Ensure all job-related operations are in compliance with GMPs, HACCP, WHMIS and health & safety requirements.
  • Strong sense of urgency, safety conscious, attention to detail, and basic computer ability coupled with strong communication skills.
  • Good mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of conveyors, industrial/stationary engines, pumps/compressors, grinders, welding equipment, electrical/electrical controls, lathes/machining tools, power tools, fans/blowers, hydraulic systems and high-speed packaging equipment an asset.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Environment: Meat Processing Plant
  • Volume & Complexity of Work: Priority maintenance with conflict/limited complexity, multiple deadlines completed through typical procedures.

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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