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Quality Assurance Technician Co-Manufacturing


Role Purpose: Monitor and report on operational compliance to Programs/Policies/Specifications at tray pack co-manufacturers, as part of Quality Assurance team.

Shift available:
1) Monday - Friday; 7:00 am - 3:30 pm


* Conducts onsite monitoring of co-manufacturing facilities to ensure compliance to regulatory, quality and customer requirements and follow up to ensure corrective and preventative actions are taken for deviations, non-conformance and customer complaints.
* Makes decisions regarding release or rejection of products prior to shipment from co-manufacturing facilities.
* Monitors and records all assigned tasks and completes the associated records in a timely manner, to ensure that all related documents are comprehensive, up to date, and compliant with company policies and practices
* Obtains samples of raw materials, packaging material or finished products for shelf life studies and/or analysis in accordance with the testing schedule or when required.
* Take initiatives to improve compliance management at assigned facilities. Works with various personnel on projects to improve existing processes, including: planning, organizing and executing assigned projects.
* Identify quality and/or process improvement ideas for co-manufactured products.
* Ensure traceability is maintained and perform infrequent checks for co-manufactured products by visiting assigned facilities.
* Follow-up and issue corrective actions based on deviations found in plant processes or resulting issues including: product deviations, customer complaints or third party audits.
* Communicate significant issues observed at co-manufacturing sites or potential gaps in current processes to ensure resolution in a timely manner.
* Compile, generate, and maintain reports for the daily visits to assigned facilities. Keep all documents up to date to ensure accuracy and compliance to the company policies and procedures.
* Other duties as assigned


* A minimum of 3 years of experience working in HACCP/GFSI role(s) in the food industry, preferably in meat and in a unionized environment;
* Working knowledge of food and meat plant regulatory standards (CFIA, etc.), GMP, HACCP, BRC, food safety, food quality, etc.;
* Working knowledge of knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), WHMIS, and all other workplace H&S regulations;
* Ability to work / excel in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail and effective multi-tasking is essential;
* Analytical, with problem-identification and problem-solving capabilities;
* General computer skills (e.g. MS Office / Inventory Management systems).
* Self-starter, well organized, detail oriented and a team player capable to work independently and under supervision.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent negotiation abilities.
* Must posses valid G license and vehicle for travel


* Post secondary Diploma in a related field


* Building Trust - Builds strong relationships on a foundation of trust, loyalty and authenticity.
* Driving for Results - Relentlessly pursues quantifiable and measurable results: identifies areas for improvement and executes changes as necessary.
* Communication & Listening - Encourages open and honest communication with the team, communicates messages clearly and concisely and listens attentively to others.
* Initiative - Proactively seeks new opportunities and challenges; takes ownership and accountability for enhancing results or minimizing problems.
* Builds Networks - Builds strong relationships with peers, partners and key stakeholders, cultivating meaningful connections.
* Awareness & Insight - Assesses one’s own abilities, understands how actions impact perceptions and thrives within our culture, climate and organization at all levels.


* Travel required to multiple facilities
* Plant based Manufacturing facilities
* Varying temperatures


In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.
We thank all applicants for applying however only those chosen will be contacted.


Maple Lodge Farms Ltd



Opening Date

Jan 22, 2020

Closing Date

Feb 15, 2020