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Position Title: Engineering Intern - Appleton - May 2024 

Position Type: Temporary - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Requisition ID: 27944 



At McCain Foods, we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.


As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do.


Students like you are important to us.  We aim to hire the best and brightest co-op students and interns, with the goal of having you join us as full-time employees upon graduation.  Our ideal student candidate is passionate, collaborative, willing to learn and take initiative.


Why join the McCain family?

  • You aren’t “just a student” at McCain, you will be treated like any other member of your team
  • Work with and learn from passionate leaders
  • Our core values – Family, Authentic, Trusted and Quality – shine through every day, in everything we do
  • Your experience at McCain is what you make of it – ask questions, network, take advantage of the opportunity to learn from our professionals

Position Summary


We are looking for an Engineering student to join us for a 3-month period, starting in June 2024.

As the successful candidate, you will be part of the operations team at the manufacturing facility onsite in our Appleton, WI location. You will assist the Operations department in continuous improvements to the manufacturing of Appetizers. After initial training, you will be performing several line studies to improve production operations. After data has been collected, analysis and possible process changes will be implemented. In order to collect the proper data, one should expect to be able to stand for long periods of time and deal with a loud environment, and sometimes hot/cold conditions. Proper personal protective equipment will be issued to protect against these issues. Normal schedule is eight hours per day, five days per week, but might be required to work other shifts and weekend hours as needed. Candidates should have a strong interest in manufacturing and/or engineering.



The Team


  • The operations team at the manufacturing facility onsite in our Appleton Appetizer plant!


What You Will Be Working On


  • Collect and share information
  • Assemble and produce compelling content about operations activities – pictures, illustrations, messages, videos, best practices, testimonies, stories, quantified results…
  • Communicate regularly with facility employees in all job classifications.
  • Support shared learnings and dissemination of results internally and externally
  • Participate and lead continuous improvement projects
  • Gather data relevant to current and future engineering initiatives
  • Make regular recommendations to plant leadership team regarding initiatives.
  • Present overall progress against assigned projects on monthly basis.



What You Will Learn


  • You will learn food manufacturing operations, strategic projects and initiatives, internal and external communications, teamwork, work with a purpose, and careers with McCain!



What You Need to be Successful


  • High attention to detail is critical
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Math knowledge including Calculus
  • Proficiency with the Excel and MS Office
  • Must be able to work both independently and under immediate supervision
  • Interest in manufacturing or engineering
  • Be able to correctly use measurement tools after initial training
  • Follow company policy for job safety



What You Can Expect From Us

  • A supportive team that will encourage you to be and do your best
  • A safe and flexible working environment that promotes work/life balance
  • The opportunity to be part of meaningful work and projects
  • The opportunity to be part of our student community, to connect with students across North America


Want to learn more? Ask our recruiter on LinkedIn! #LI-MN1



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. 
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Job Family: Student & Graduates; Engineering & Technical      
Division: NA Appetizer Manufacturing 
Department: ​Appleton Production ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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