FSQA Technician - Courtneypark
Maple Leaf
Mississauga, ON, CA
4d ago

A Sustainable Protein Company

We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back 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 work to reconnect families with the goodness of food.

We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.

Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility.

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.


THE OPPORTUNITY : The FSQA Technician is responsible for ensuring day to day FSQA processes and procedures are followed.

The incumbent will lead & engage cross functional teams to ensure compliance with Food Safety programs and requirements.


  • Recognize, support and commit to the Food Safety promise
  • Complete daily document verification and onsites to ensure compliance to written programs (including CQPs / CTQs and pSOPs).
  • Strong production floor presence.

  • Complete and document various audits including preoperational inspections, internal audits and GMP monitoring
  • Complete product samples and conduct sensory evaluations for compliance to CTQ’s
  • Verification of product SOP’s and production processes for compliance to standards
  • Verifies HACCP and Food Safety programs and onsite practices for compliance against regulatory (FSEP, MOP) and third-party (GFSI) standards
  • Collection of environmental samples from the RTE areas for microbiological testing (e.g. swab samples of conveyors, floors, equipment, overheads etc.)
  • Assist in the maintained of the EMP program through completing swabbing, and data entry to ensure compliance.
  • Document raw material incident reports and non-compliance reports as needed.
  • Support QA monitoring through verification of SAP usage decisions and hold and release functions.
  • Support QA Supervisor with ongoing food safety and quality investigations.
  • Working knowledge of statistical process control to utilize in trending and tracking of processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Career development opportunities. Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
  • 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

    The successful candidate will be results-oriented, thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships with all employees. Candidates must have :

  • College or University degree preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or a related discipline
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and teach others, be self-directed and motivated
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • The successful candidate will be business, results and values oriented, work as part of a functional team and be an exceptional fit with our Maple Leaf Leadership Values
  • 1 to 3 years food related experience in a HACCP recognized plant.
  • Experience with maintaining environmental monitoring programs
  • Detail oriented with exemplary organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills to download and process data.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
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