Maple Leaf Foods Inc. based in Guelph, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Microbiologist. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. specializes in meat and plant-based protein products, offering a diverse range of consumer-packaged goods. It emphasizes innovation and sustainability, meeting evolving dietary preferences while reducing environmental impact. With a focus on quality and food safety, it maintains a prominent position in the food industry, providing nutritious products globally. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Maple Leaf Foods Inc
Position: Microbiologist
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: Salary is not mentioned, $15.00-$20.00 hourly estimated salary
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have educational qualifications such as Minimum: B.Sc. or Technical Diploma in relevant sciences
Experience: Candidates should have minimum 4 years of work experience in a microbiology laboratory or food industry

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have a degree in Microbiology (preferred) or Biology/Food Science with an emphasis on food/environmental biology
  • The candidates should possess strong organizational capability and be comfortable with routine work
  • The candidates should demonstrate competent computer skills
  • The candidates should be business, results, and values-oriented, able to work as part of a functional team, abide by the company’s Code of Business Conduct, display impartiality, and be an exceptional fit with our Maple Leaf Leadership values


  • The candidates should be able to review, approve, issue, and distribute laboratory reports, including email notifications to the appropriate distribution lists and/or customers and able to gather and analyze information to design, develop, and deliver new training programs that are efficient and effective
  • The candidates should be able to perform training needs analysis by assessing the skill level, performance, and competence of each trainee and able to conduct validation activities such as parallel testing, quizzes, and ensuring competency through demonstration
  • The candidates should be able to actively participate in the scheduling, performance, and technical proficiency reviews of the laboratory technical staff and able to maintain an in-depth understanding of analytical methodologies, techniques, procedures, and analyze/interpret technical data generated by the laboratory
  • The candidates should be able to adapt and/or improve existing laboratory techniques and methods; may write, update, and review analytical procedure protocols (SOP’s), validations, verifications, measurement of uncertainty reports, project reports
  • The candidates should be able to organize the daily workflow of the lab through the prioritization of analysis, project work, and proficiency testing and adjust the schedule for any staffing issues
  • The candidates should be able to conduct and/or participate in internal and external audits, identify non-conformances, perform and/or assign investigations using root cause analysis ensuring the implementation of audit recommendations and staff compliance
  • The candidates should be able to design and implement viable experiments for investigative projects, including the development of the experimental design, conducting the investigation, and forming conclusions
  • The candidates should be able to create a summary report which includes raw data, project hours, and supply usage and able to perform technical staff duties during high volume work periods and/or during staff shortages
  • The candidates should be able to delegate the laboratory daily workload and assign daily priorities to ensure testing turnaround time (TAT) meets the needs of the company and able to assist in the training of newly hired laboratory staff
  • The candidates should be able to conduct the environmental monitoring plan for pathogen testing and air quality checks for the laboratory, including test result collation, record-keeping, and associated corrective action plans


  • The candidates will get competitive health and wellness benefits, a defined contribution pension plan, and a comprehensive tuition reimbursement program

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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