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Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 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 11,500 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 highperforming, motivated and talented people. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking.
We are recruiting individuals to join our agribusiness team of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. We are one of Canada’s industryleading agribusinesses (hog production) providing long-term value, quality, research-based products, services and information in an environmentally responsible manner. As a member of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., we offer excellent opportunities for career-minded individuals.
We are a sustainable, forward thinking protein company. Our job is to make great food, and we have a shared purpose to Raise the Good in Food by following our Leadership Values.
Maple Leaf Agri-Farms Job Fair
We are accepting applications for the following positions:
Animal Care Technicians
Hog Barn Managers
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Smitty’s Restaurant, 145 Park Rd W, Clearspring II, Steinbach, MB
This position is responsible for performing analysis and identifying solutions to complex technical and business problems. It is also responsible for technical design, planning, development, implementation and maintenance of bespoke (custom) applications with the organization. This includes ensuring that these same applications are functioning at optimal levels.
We would like to modernize our legacy applications to support a mobile workforce. We are also looking for solutions that are adaptable and agile. This work requires specialized technical problem solving and ingenuity while working within approved organizational systems and technology. It is important for any individual in this role to be forward thinking and demonstrate our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Adaptable, Respect, and Excellence. It is equally important to demonstrate a sense of urgency to meet project timelines and assure consistent achievement of quality standards
Major Areas of Accountability
Analyze business requirements and develop technical designs for new applications or modifications to existing applications
Code, test, implement, and document development solutions ensuring that expected application performance levels are achieved, while adhering to defined development standards and processes.
Execute full software development life cycle (SDLC).
Write well-designed, testable code.
Debug and troubleshoot existing program code and correct errors as required.
Stay current on new practices and releases of development software and methodologies.
Comply with established change control processes to ensure protection of information assets.
Work with other team members to define timelines, estimates and project plans.
Analyzes and corrects reported systems performance problems and documents any changes made.
We believe in developing employees and providing them with the tools, resources and training needed to grow and be successful. In fact, over 75 percent of our farm managers began as technicians and worked hard to develop their skills to advance their careers and take on bigger challenges.
It’s not uncommon to meet a manager of a 4,200 sow farm leading a 12-person crew who began her career as a part-time technician, or a finishing supervisor managing 7,500 pig spaces who began his career as an intern with Iowa Select Farms. This is part of the Iowa Select Farms’ culture—we help train and develop employees, establish a pathway for growth and celebrate their success.
Though each has their own unique work history, job skills and leadership experiences, employees who successfully advance within Iowa Select Farms share common traits:
They are dependable and reliable
They are hard-working
They focus on achieving goals
They are accountable for their performance
They are good communicators
They care about their farm, their fellow employees and the company
Simply put, the Production Leadership Program is designed to help employees advance from their current position to a higher position. For instance, a day one lead may join the program and become a farrowing manager, or similarly, a farrowing manager may join the program to become a farm manager.
Potential Pathways for Growth in Sow Production:
– Intern > Day One/Breed Lead > Dept. Head > Farm Manager
– Technician > Day One/Breed Lead > Dept. Head > Farm Manager
On the finishing side, the Production Leadership Program has the “Junior Finishing Supervisor” pathway to allow a nursery or finishing farm manager to take on a small finishing region while training to become a full-fledged finishing supervisor.
Potential Pathways for Growth in Nursery and Finishing Production:
– Intern > Jr. Supervisor > Supervisor
– Nursery or Finishing Site Manager > Jr. Supervisor > Supervisor
Prospective employees with swine experience and technical knowledge may also apply for the Production Leadership Program and progress through a similar path.
Objective: Responsible for the daily functions of multiple accounts including but not limited to A/P, A/R, invoicing, purchase orders, journal entries, bank reconciliations, account reconciliations, and financial reports.
Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of general ledger structure.
Process A/P and A/R transactions
Attention to detail
Maintain sales order and purchase order system
Understanding of financial reports and preparation of those reports
Maintain depreciation schedules
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and year end close information for internal and external users
Objective: The Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist will be responsible for problem solving technical issues in the organization on a daily basis. The IT Support Specialist will be responsible for troubleshooting software issues and installation of new software, configuration and ongoing maintenance of automated systems and technological services. The IT Support Specialist will also work very closely with software programming and managing our website interface.
1. Problem Solving, define and analyze the problem and help determine the best possible solution for each scenario.
2. Software experience, provide technical support to our employees and train non-technical workers on the software programs. If the ability is present the Support Specialist may design systems and assess the effectiveness of technology resources already in use or new systems that are being implemented. Additionally, the Support Specialist will determine the practicality of changes and modification of systems.
3. Software program experience in multiple languages to help aid in trouble shooting
4. Web interface, Create interfaces for a variety of web-based applications. Ensures that interfaces function to achieve desired business goals
Christensen Farms is seeking experienced swine professionals to lead and manage sow farms. The primary focus of the Sow Farm Manager will be centered on the care and welfare of the animals, as well as production efficiency, site care, and providing leadership and development opportunities to employees.
Plan and direct all production phases on the farm and implement processes as required.
Implement action plans to meet farm-specific and company-set goals.
Actively communicate with the service manager and veterinarians regarding the health of the herd.
Ensure strict compliance to all bio-security protocols and take action as necessary.
Order feed, supplies, and equipment for the farm, herd, and employees.
Produce well written production reports in a timely manner.
Provide daily leadership and direction to all farm staff.
Reinforce compliance of all policies and procedures.
Conduct team meetings to communicate the goals and direction of the farm and the company.
Ensure all safety procedures are in place and take action to lower safety incidents on the farm.
Ensure safety equipment is provided and utilized by all farm staff.
Promote a safe, professional, and positively motivating work environment.
Implement discipline processes as necessary and provide direction for employees to improve.
Provide development opportunities for employees on the farm and offer guidance to employees to reach their personal and professional goals.
Administer interviews for new farm staff members and make quality hiring decisions to maintain a well-staffed farm.
Complete orientation and training with all new employees in a timely and effective manner.
Maintain active communications with the production recruiter to inform of staffing needs.
Manage labor resources by controlling hours worked by each employee and enforcing employee efficiency.
Manage feed and medication inventory and supply.
Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of the site.
Hold employees accountable for the care and cleanliness of the site.
Produce work orders for the repair and maintenance staff as needed, using a timely and proactive approach.
SUMMARY: Responsible for delivering and receiving feed products in a safe and timely manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance
o Able to work overtime as needed
o Able to work holidays as needed
•Able to operate tandem and semi-trucks
•Maintain clean working environment
•Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned
To supervise of assigned wean-to-finish and grow-finish production sites to assure proper care is given to Iowa Select Farms’ swine. Junior supervisor will be given less spaces to supervise than a supervisor and responsibilities will be trained in steps.
· Adhere to ISF animal wellbeing policy at all times and partnering with Production Well-being team when incident occurs.
· Adhere to ISF bio-security policy at all times and fixing violation if issue is brought to light.
· Adhere to ISF safety policies and procedures and wear appropriate safety equipment (PPE) for appropriate tasks and work in a safe manner.
· The 3 key responsibilities listed above are all tracked via audits, you play a critical role in the success of audits for the entire farm which also impacts incentive payouts.
· Evaluate, discipline, and terminate employees in partnership with HR/ Supervisor.
· Assist with hiring (referrals, farm tours, etc.)
· Conduct site visits to ensure management team is giving proper care and management to animals and following all ISF animal well-being policies.
· Assure site managers have necessary training, supplies and tools to provide proper swine care.
· Work with site managers to manage environment and the environmental controls and train manager to troubleshoot ventilation issues.
· Work with site managers to monitor all nutrient storage facilities and to report issues immediately.
· Administration of ISF protocols for site maintenance and pig management.
· Instruct and train managers on proper swine drug administration: mixing directions, quantity for injection and withdrawal times to meet ISF protocols.
· Observe newly placed pigs when sites are filled and determine rejects and destroys. Communicate this information to appropriate managers and supervisors immediately.
· Monitor overall health of pigs and communicate with Staff Veterinarian and Senior Finishing Supervisor on what is happening in the field.
· Work with the transportation department on the efficient flow of pigs in and out of sites.
· Responsible to understand and troubleshoot alarm systems and calls and ensure a response is initiated for 100% of these calls, acting
as a backup to site managers on all alarm calls.
· Forecast, select and mark hogs for market.
· Perform snow removal at designated sites or when emergency situations arise.
· Solicit, interview and administer contracts to individuals needed to run production sites.
· Promote and demonstrate safe animal handling practices.
· Provide feedback to senior management.
· Able to run generator and portable generator correctly.
· Follow company guidelines for vehicle usage.
· Pick up and deliver supplies in a timely manner.
· Computer knowledge/ skills- able to run reports, data entry, email, word documents, excel documents, and able to navigate the tools
site to be able to find important company documents.
· Work with site managers to identify animals needing timely euthanasia.
· Complete euthanasia process according to ISF protocols.
· Understands daily production numbers and factors that impact those goals as well as the steps the farm is taking to achieve those goals.
· Understanding company production and incentive packages and motivates employees to achieve these results.
· Responsible for ensuring employees work in a safe manner and use personal protective equipment (PPE) when required, keeping employees motivated to perform at a high level to achieve production results and ensure all employees are being trained.
· Help management team create routines within the farm that result in passed audits.
· Help management team create and execute action plans based off audit results.
· Demeanor should be positive and professional at all times.
· Daily focus should be on welfare of animals, not personal issues.
· Attendance is critical. Be at work on scheduled days and be ready to walk into barns by start time given.
· Be friendly, positive, helpful, team-oriented and respectful to co-workers and management team.
· Flexibility in hours during health challenges and staffing challenges is required.
· Collaborate with other departments within the company. Leadership Qualities:
· Keep daily tasks, paperwork and people organized.
· Achieve consistent results.
· Provide a unified leadership message with your managers.
· Be effective in conflict resolution by addressing conflict quickly to keep moral at farm high.
· Take action immediately by partnering with appropriate departments when made aware of policy violations.
· Communicate and prioritize daily execution of tasks.
· Motivate others to accomplish goals and tasks.
· Responsible for development and training of employees by utilizing your resources and supervisors, asking for help where needed.
· Provide constructive and motivating feedback on employee’s performance and communicate with farm manager regarding this feedback.
South West Ontario Veterinary Services is recruiting for several positions within its Production Services Team.
SUMMARY: If you are a motivated individual, this position will allow you to share new ideas, drive innovation, and be a part of a dynamic team. These positions involve direct interactions with agriculture, and swine industry stake holders including farmers, technicians, swine production professionals, veterinarians, and industry allies such as genetic and feed companies.
· Working with swine producers to provide a variety of value-added services to their farm including:
o Sample collection
o Records analysis
o Assisting with on farm labour
o Developing & delivery of management goals for farms
o Creation & implementation of protocols and best management practices
o Working with veterinarians to address health and production challenges
We Want Someone Who:
Is passionate about agriculture and livestock production and takes pride in operational excellence.
Can communicate & collaborate effectively within a team.
Able to work in an office setting, as well as a farm environment.