Apply now »




Position Title:Machine Operator

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Requisition ID: 29376 



Day Shift - We Are Hiring for our Appetizer Plant in Appleton, WI! $26.77/hr 12-hr shifts 6-6 a.m.  #mccainfoodsappletonjobs #readytoworkmccainappleton


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:

  • Benefits on Day 1!
  • 401k
  • HSA
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Infertility Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Assistance
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off when you start


McCain Food’s facility in Appleton Wisconsin (make this specific to your site) 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!  


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.


Machine Operators in Production and Packaging to join our production team and help us feed America.  Apply now for an interview!


We have a 12 hour shifts available working on our Day Crew:

  • 12 hour shifts are on a 2-2-3 schedule with every other weekend being a 3 day weekend. 
    Shift works from 6AM to 6:15PM 
  • The rate of pay $26.77 per hour 
  • Overtime opportunities are available


Key Responsibilities:

1.  Operate equipment (including setups, shut downs and changeovers) to maximize line efficiencies and according to specifications

2.  Performs pre-operation checks of equipment for safe and proper set-up, ensuring all guards are functional and in place

3.  Maintains supply of materials to the line throughout the shift

4.  Setting up safely and ensuring the proper processing equipment is in place

5.  Accurately record material usage in production

6.  Maintains and completes reports

7.   Communicates with support personnel and maintenance about any equipment malfunctions or design deficiencies



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 12 months manufacturing experience is a PLUS!
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions both written and oral as well as read and interpret schedules related to production/ product schedules and line changeovers
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in Basic English and interact with all levels of the organization. Must be able to enter data into a computer
  • Basic computer operational skills; able to input and retrieve computerized information.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot are a must
  • Must be able to stand for up to 12 hours per shift and lift up to 50 pounds


Physical Demand:

Constant: use and movement of hands and standing on regularly scheduled shift.

Frequently: Bending, grasping of hands, and reaching for up to 3 -6 hours daily.

Occasionally: Walking, bending at the waist, squatting, kneeling, and twisting at the neck and waist, pushing and pulling for up to 3 hours a day.



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.
Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the Global Employee Privacy Policy 


Job Family: Manufacturing

Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton  

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

Apply now »