Health, Safety & Security Manager

March 16 2023
Industries Food, Catering, Beverage
Categories Defence, Security, Executive, Food processing, Agronomy, Health, Safety, Environment,
Florenceville, NB • Full time


Position Title: Health, Safety & Security Manager

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Florenceville Potato

Requisition ID: 21825

McCain Foods (Canada) is currently looking for a Health, Safety and Security Manager to join our leadership team in Florenceville-Bristol, NB. As the successful candidate, you are passionate about helping your teams maintain a safe work environment. You will be responsible for the full development and oversight of the health & safety strategy for the Florenceville Potato and Florenceville Office locations. In this position, you will report to the Plant Manager of Potato operations in Florenceville with a dotted line to Regional Safety Leadership. You will lead with a proactive approach of continuous improvement in the areas of health, safety and security and ensure emergency preparedness, crisis management, audit readiness and compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fosters and develops a culture where: Safety & health are ingrained as a core value with all employees, everyone believes zero is achievable, actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner, and preventing at-risk behaviors.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal safety regulatory requirements. Acts as the initial plant representative in the event of regulatory inspections and engages with stakeholders in and outside the plant, including functional corporate team, Legal and community resources. Develops and implements processes and procedures to ensure facility, employee and contractor compliance with company and regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborates with other facility functions, (engineering, maintenance, quality assurance, etc.) to ensure new products, capital projects and functional activities are aligned with facility safety objectives and injury prevention
  • Facilitates employee safety committees and acts as a resource for department safety meetings held by Line Supervisors and/or the Health and Safety department.
  • Utilizes internal and external resources in the development of building a sustainable comprehensive health and safety & security program. Stays abreast of pending developments in the health and safety & security area that could impact the plant via professional associations, workshops, etc.
  • Learns and develop the key skills required to implement continuous improvement disciplines into the safety improvement process. Participates and coordinates activities such as Kaizen events, training/education in various continuous improvement processes.
  • Develops and utilizes tools that will maximize the effectiveness and measurement of progress with leading and lagging indicators.
  • Manages Worker’s Compensation in partnership with Risk Management.
  • Plans, budgets and executes specific programs and activities to prevent employee injury and illness and increase employee well-being. Programs should target employee responsibility for individual safety and focus on both on-the-job and off-the-job activities that influence employee health.
  • Ensures compliance with governmental and Company security requirements. Manages in-plant security systems and the security team. Conducts regular security audits and ensures proper corrective action is taken. Provide assistance in the area of Food Safety & Security as may be necessary or requested.
  • Ensures plant emergency action and crisis management plan is up to date and that the management team is prepared to respond to emergencies. Annually develops and conducts periodic crisis drill simulations.
  • This position has direct leadership responsibility for the site Safety Specialist and/or Coordinator


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focus on Safety or Advanced Safety Certificate, Certified Safety Professional or equivalent experience as a safety professional.
  • 5 - 7 years of progressive and applicable experience in the safety field required.
  • Knowledge of New Brunswick provincial safety requirements and worker’s compensation required.
  • Good working knowledge of human resources information systems, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint required.
  • Training experience an asset.

About McCain:

McCain Foods is proud to be a family and values-driven company. Our values are integral to our culture, helping to shape how we operate, how we work together and the choices we make. They are a big part of what makes us unique. McCain Foods opened their first production facility in their hometown of Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. McCain Foods quickly established itself within the Canadian marketplace and then began a journey to become the world's largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties.

McCain products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers around the world. In addition to fries, McCain also produces other foods, including appetizers, oven meals, vegetables, and juice for both the retail and foodservice industries.

McCain offers full benefits including:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Benefits
  • Career Development & Education Reimbursement Assistance
  • Apprenticeship, Internship, & Coop support and opportunities

Sustainability and Planet Friendly Practices are at the heart of McCain:

We have embarked upon a journey to create planet-friendly food. We are committed to investing in resource-efficient operations in factories and farms.

  • We are moving to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  • Donating 200 million meals to food banks and NGO worldwide by 2025.
  • Implementing regenerative agricultural practices across 100% of our potato acreage by 2030.


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.

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Job Family: Manufacturing
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing
Department: ​Florenceville Potato Safety ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol

Company: McCain Foods (Canada)

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