Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
  • 30-Sep-2015 to 30-Nov-2015 (CST)
  • Kitchener, ON, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Conestoga Meat Packers is a pork production facility located in Breslau, Ontario. We were originally founded in 1982, and are currently owned and supplied by a co-operative of over 125 Southern Ontario family farmers who purchased the business in 2001. We are a leading production facility in the Canadian Pork Industry and are recognized as one of the top 100 employers by the University of Waterloo. We offer competitive wages, benefits, pension plan, various employee events, discounted gym memberships, tuition reimbursement, and much more! Become part of the Conestoga Team today! Check out our website for more information.


Role 1 – Leader of the HACCP & Export Certification Programs

Maintenance of HACCP plans and documentation (CMP HACCP Plan & CMPDC HACCP Plan)

  • Maintain and update pre-requisite Programs,  HACCP Plans and SOP's
    • Maintain deviation file and follow-up on deviations for any non-compliance situation
    • Reassess and validate the HACCP plan at minimum once a year or as required

Liaison with CFIA inspection team

  • Compliance with all CFIA CVS requirements
    • Ensure the establishment and products comply with applicable legislation for CVS
    • Provide assistance to CFIA inspection staff when carrying out CVS tasks
    • Conduct follow-up on CVS reports to address issues
    • Taking effective corrective action when there is any non-compliance situation

Monitoring and verification

  • Ensure critical control points and prerequisite elements are monitored and documented and initiate corrective action as per plant FSEP/ HACCP Plans
  • Ensure processes and the environment are monitored to meet Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Review and analyze E.coli , environmental and area swabs results and follow up
  • Maintain and check the sanitation documentation according to established SOP's
  • Verify CCP's , prerequisite and HACCP documents and records
  • Conduct on-site observation for pre-reqs monitors, CCP operators, monitors and verifiers

Food Safety Team

  • Part of the Food Safety Team

Export Certification Program

  • Maintain entire export certification program (for all countries CMP exports products)
  • Main person for export related third party audits including CFIA


Role 2 – Primary Trainer

GMP and HACCP Training

  • Review and update the training program on a yearly basis or as required
  • Orientation for new employees
    • In class training and On-site training
    • On-going training for current employees, operators , lead hands and supervisors
      • GMP training, Meat Handling and SOP's and CVS task related re-training  
    • Maintain up-to-date training records


Role 3 – Coachee

- Keep Manager of Food Safety & Quality Assurance informed on all aspects of areas of responsibility

-  Meet regularly with Food Safety & Quality Assurance (1-1 process)

-  Assist Food Safety & Quality Assurance in third party audits, foreign country audits

-  Develop and review personal plan ensuring that it contains personal development goals as well as goals that support the key initiatives of the organization



  • Post Secondary Education in a related discipline preferred
  • HACCP training and certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in food manufacturing
  • Previous program management experience and excellent communication skills
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