Production Management Trainee
  • Appleton, United States
  • 1-800-767-7377
26 Dec 2021
Fast Food Restaurant
1-2 Years
Job Description

Position Title: Production Management Trainee

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Grade: Grade 04 

Requisition ID: 7906 


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.

Why You Should Join Our Team:

McCain offers full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance. In addition, we offer other benefits including:



Adoption Assistance

Infertility Assistance

Education Reimbursement Assistance

Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave


McCain Food’s facility in Appleton Wisconsin is a large-scale food processing plant, employing approximately 500 employees. This site specializes in the production of jalapeño poppers and other appetizers. Fun Fact: the jalapeño popper was trademarked at this site!   

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by science, and in line with our culture and values, we believe that being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect each other, our families, our customers, and our communities.  It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate for this role be fully vaccinated and have completed the mandatory incubation period prior to the candidate’s start date with McCain, subject to reasonable accommodations if you are unable to be vaccinated for protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation (e.g. medical or religious reasons).


Sustainability and Plant Friendly Practices are at the Heart of McCain:

We’ve embarked upon a journey to create planet-friendly food. Food that will use fewer natural resources in factories and farms, answer the need of increasingly health and planet-conscious consumers, and contribute to positive change in the rural communities where we grow our ingredients.

  • 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 seeking a Production Management Trainee (PMT) to participate in our manufacturing leadership development program.  The successful candidate, starting at an entry level supervision role, will complete a structured development consisting of hands-on learning experiences along with training courses.  Through rotational assignments, working with experienced subject matter experts and manufacturing leaders, the PMT will gain valuable insight into all aspects of the manufacturing operations.
The position reports to the Production Manager and will build foundational knowledge of all production functions within our facility including Production and Packaging lines, french fries and specialties. You will also play a key role in driving safety, engagement and results within our plant.

The PMT program exists to strengthen the capability of our plant manufacturing network by building our talent pipeline for critical roles.  Achieving valuable manufacturing technical knowledge along with essential leadership experience you will have opportunities to progress to increased roles and/or responsibilities within our manufacturing operations.  The program is aimed at providing talented graduates with a strong foundation for understanding McCain’s business to develop into our future leaders for McCain.



  •  Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Food Science, or Business
  • The ability to lead, train and collaborate with others
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Sound fact based decision making and problem solving skills with a focus on delivering results and resolving day to day operational challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and successfully lead projects/work teams
  • Adaptable and flexible team player who is a champion of change
  • Ability to work rotating shifts as required
  • Willing to relocate to other manufacturing operations with our network for future career opportunities


Drives Engagement: creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
Courage: Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Being Resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer – centric solutions.
Collaborates:  Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of McCain and each of its establishments to select and employ the best qualified personnel in all facilities and at all locations, to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees, including upgrading, promotion and training and to administer these activities in a manner which will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, non-job related disability or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: US 
Department: ​Production Lines ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Fort Atkinson || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Milwaukee || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Rice Lake || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Wisconsin Rapids 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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