FSQA Technician

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City : Brampton

Category : Other

Industry : Food

Employer : Maple Leaf Foods


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.


The successful candidate will be responsible to ensure that all Food Safety, GMP, HACCP and other Quality Assurance Program requirements are consistently achieved with a sense of urgency at the facility.  In addition, the candidate is responsible for ensuring a safe, cost effective and service-oriented department, while providing values-based leadership at the facility.  This position will be heavily involved in pre-op inspections therefore must be able to work overnight as well as on some weekends when required.


• Provide support and guidance to Sanitation manager and contract sanitation crew applicable to food safety related items.
• Perform daily Pre-op inspection on assign areas and ensure all findings are corrected. 
• Responsible for planning and executing of environmental monitoring program (EMP)
• In-depth analysis of Sanitation and EMP data including tracking and trending of results for Sanitation effectiveness and EMP programs.
• Provide support and direction to production supervisors.
• Provide leadership and direction to operators on the line with particular focus on CCPs and documentation.
• Write, revise and maintain quality and Sanitation SSOPs and FSQA SOPs including maintenance of the SSOPs, FSQA SOPs and directories.
• Conduct CCP and/or prerequisite program training including verification of training effectiveness and progressive disciplinary action as required. This includes training related to implementation of new programs and corrective actions related to deviations.
• Maintain and deliver GMP Training and CCP presentations as a member of the plant new hire orientation program.
• Conduct HACCP reassessment, monitoring and verification as per requirements of FSEP (Food Safety Enhancement Program) including updates to forms, document and programs as required.
• As a member of the cross-functional team, investigate, document (In SAP Non-conformance system) and establish/implement appropriate corrective action to address deviations (Non-conformances) related to all programs with specific focus on CCPs and quality critical non-conformances. Maintain “Hold and Release” databases (internal and SAP).  There is a requirement for Root Cause Analysis competency.
• Immediately address deviations of FS/QA procedures by coaching, re-training or escalation including progressive discipline as required.
• Support the investigation of customer and consumer complaints including documentation of findings and drafting responses as appropriate.
• In-depth analysis of CCP (Critical Control Point) /CTQ (Critical to Quality) data as collected SAP (QM) including tracking and trending for interpretation and development of actions to address deviations.
• Support all aspects of audit preparation and execution (internal and external) including documentation preparation, program review, on-site inspection, training and other duties as required.
• Performance of other SAP functions as required such as hold/release program, inspection lot oversight, usage decisions, etc.
• Provide support to hourly production operators in delivery of FS/QA procedures
• Participate in management meetings, period review, Town hall meetings, other communication sessions, etc.
• Assist CFIA inspectors with CVS tasks or other support as requested.
• Participate in maintenance of the pest control program.
• Participate in Six Sigma projects.
• Perform other duties as assigned.



- Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Food Safety/Science program or equivalent experience
- Previous experience in a technical role
- Strong understanding of Sanitation, SOPs, Pre-requisite Programs, HACCP, CCP’s and GMP’s
- Experience in the Food industry preferred



- Intermediate to exceptional MS Office skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organization and planning skills
- High attention to detail
- The ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
- Ability to work with a variety of people and to be assertive as required
- Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision
- Strong time management skills with an ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities
- Willingness to learn and teach others, be self directed and motivated
- Strong aptitude and inclination to learn
- Candidate must be business, results and values oriented, work as part of a functional team and be an exceptional fit with our 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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