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  • MSIP Screener

  • Thunder Creek Pork - Moose Jaw
  • October 30, 2020

Department: Production

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Position title: Production

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description

Brief Job Description      

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for performing MSIP Screening to assure food safety and product quality, in compliance with company programs and regulatory requirements.

Critical Objectives           

  • Perform visual inspections of all carcasses and Viscera for contamination, defects, and pathology
  • Identify contamination, defects, and pathology
  • Tag and communicate deviations to respective team members on the Harvest Floor


  • MSIP screener will performs visual inspections on every carcass/Viscera and identify contaminations, defects, and pathological lesions. Examples of carcass defects include but not limited to:
    • FS-1—Condition – Infectious (e.g. septicemia/toxemia, cysticercus).
    • FS-2 – Condition – Digestive Content/Milk (e.g. fecal material, ingesta, milk).
    • OCP-1 – Carcass- Pathology (e.g. arthritis, emaciation, erysipelas, localized abscess, mastitis, metritis, mycobacteriosis [M avium], neoplasms, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, uremia).
    • OCP-3 – Miscellaneous (e.g. anemia, bile, bruise, edema, external mutilation, fractures, icterus, odor, skin lesions, scabs, toenails not removed).
  • MSIP screener will identify and mark defects by using an approved ink. Defects are to be trimmed by the final trimmer.
  • MSIP screener will place a hold tag on carcasses with defects that require CFIA veterinarian assessment to determine disposition of the carcass.
  • MSIP screener will identify defects on the viscera.
  • Defects are to be marked for removal or condemnation.
  • MSIP screener will refer to training presentation for carcass and viscera defects.

Position Requirements  

  • Must have Degree and/or diploma in a Science related discipline (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science, Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Animal Science) or at least 3 years’ experience in pork slaughter, identifying defects on the line
  • Understanding of Quality Assurance principle and Food Safety Programs
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to pass CFIA training
  • Experience working in a meat processing facility or manufacturing environment an asset
  • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment with repetitive tasks on a moving line
  • Able to stand and walk throughout the shift
  • Work well in a team environment and support team members with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills, able to speak and read English

Position Skills        

  • Demonstrated ability to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency
  • Critical-Thinking
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good communication skills, able to speak and read English

Working Conditions

  • Regular hours – Monday to Friday, some weekends and evenings may be required
  • Shift – 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (flexibility required based on business need)
  • Working with both unionized and non-unionized employees
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Work in hot, wet, and humid environment
  • Exposure to a noisy environment.
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Use of tools
  • Use of stairs


If you are interested in this position and your skills match the qualifications, please apply with your Cover Letter and Resume outlining your skills and qualifications on Donalds Fine Foods Career website.

*Only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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