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Health & Safety Coordinator
Regular - Full-Time

Position Title: Health & Safety Coordinator

Position Type: Regular – Full-Time

Position Location: Coaldale

Grade: Grade 05

Requisition ID: 27049

Job Summary:

The Health and Safety Coordinator plays a key role in fostering a safety culture within Site location. This person will aid in the development and execution of the safety, health and security protocols for the safe design of the expansion to a new plant, focusing on continuous improvement of health and safety policies and procedures, injury prevention, H&S management, plant security, crisis management, and compliance with provincial and local regulations. This position focuses on implementing and overseeing effective health and safety protocols and practices within the organization. The Health and Safety Coordinator recommends process improvements to enhance workplace safety, provides project leadership in implementing safety initiatives, and oversees metrics to monitor trends and measure performance against key health and safety indicators.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides exceptional support to ensure the implementation of health and safety initiatives that align with the organization’s safety culture and goals.
  • Works closely with the plant leadership team and HR Business Partner to promote a continuous improvement mindset and foster employee engagement in health and safety practices.
  • Conduct safety audits, including rack inspections, and aid in the closure of audit findings’ root cause corrective action within the required timeframe.
  • Oversees and advises people leaders and employees on complex health and safety issues, including managing corrective action processes and attendance management.
  • Collaborates with the leadership team to improve turnover and retention rates by implementing effective health and safety strategies.
  • Verify external contractors’ safety training and certification and carry out worksite audits.
  • Maintain provincial and local regulations to ensure adherence to company, regulatory, and/or customer food safety requirements, including compliance with established procedures, documentation completion, and annual reviews.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports to track safety and operational performance.
  • Conduct training on Food Safety, Health, and Safety for management and staff.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision on projects within teams
  • Supports HR Specialists in handling health and safety-related issues as needed.
  • May receive calls outside the regular working hours in the event of an accident or severe injury
  • Additional duties as requested


  • The ability to work with and influence others to cultivate a positive safety culture. Able to create written safety procedures such as Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Lock Out procedures, Safety Policies, and Standard Work. The ability to deal with and develop a plan in an ambiguous environment is key. Experience in training and facilitating is a plus.
  • The ability to deal with and develop a plan in an ambiguous environment is key. Experience in training and facilitating is a plus.
  • Strong oral communication. Able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations. Listens and gets clarification. Responds appropriately to questions. Participate in meetings. Able to talk to large groups of people and provide practical training.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of qualification and experience
  • 3-6 years of Safety experience
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Experience developing and facilitating training programs and protocol
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional certification is desired
  • Strong organizational and time management
  • Knowledge and skill with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required.
  • Knowledge and skills in database use is required.
  • Attend training sessions as required to improve and develop skills that will improve employee relations, productivity, and efficiency.

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.

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Job Family: 
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing
Department: Safety
Location(s): CA – Canada : Alberta : Coaldale || CA – Canada : Alberta : Calgary || CA – Canada : Alberta : Edmonton || CA – Canada : Alberta : Grand Prarie || CA – Canada : Alberta : Lethbridge || CA – Canada : Alberta : Red Deer || CA – Canada : Alberta : Rocky View

Company: McCain Foods (Canada)Report job