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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Technologist - 12 month contract

Toronto, Ontario · Manufacturing
Bimbo Canada is Canada’s largest bakery, operating for more than 100 years. It is a leading producer and distributor of fresh packaged breads and snacks with more than 1,000 products across 18 brands Canadians know and love, like Dempster’s®, Stonemill®, Villaggio®, Vachon® cakes and Takis®. Bimbo Canada is proud to feed Canadian families with safe, high-quality products they can trust made by Canadians, for Canadians at 16 bakeries, 14 distribution centres and 191 depots across the country. Bimbo Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company. Together, they are nourishing a better world with delicious baked goods and snacks by building a sustainable, highly-productive and deeply-humane company. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace that promotes equity and belonging, where all associates can develop and contribute to the transformation of our company, the baking industry and our communities. For more, visit www.bimbocanada.com.

Position Summary:  

            The Food Safety & Quality Assurance Technologist should demonstrate leadership values and have good organizational, analytical, problem solving, and communication skills. We rely on this individual to quickly identify gaps and help take action to ensure we are producing top quality and safe products. 
               
Position Responsibilities:
  • Investigate customer and consumer complaints root cause in collaboration with the plant team.  Clearly communicate the investigation results to all stakeholders and is involved in complaint reduction projects. 
  • Track raw material and products non-conformances by filling out required reports and following up with internal stakeholders.
  • Assist in maintaining the quality and food safety documentation up to date, including product specifications and formulas.  
  • Perform inspections related to the food safety and quality system.
  • Support the plant team during internal, third party or government inspections and audits. 
  • Monitor compliance to the quality system by reviewing records related to product quality and food safety.  Follow up accordingly in case of non-conformances.
  • Provide training to associates on quality and food safety programs. 
  • Execute tests and controls required through our quality system. 
  • Provide support to the team in continuous improvement projects, following up on corrective action and customer requests.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
  • 2 years’ experience in Food Quality Assurance, with in depth knowledge of HACCP, GFSI (BRC) and Quality Systems, preferably in the food industry.
  • B.SC in Food Science or equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.   
  • Must be team oriented and competent in interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in diagnosis and analysis of data with the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendation for corrective action.
  • Willingness to be flexible regarding shift work.

Please note that all applicants that will be considered for this role must be double vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will also be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the recruitment process.
 

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