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Position Title: Maintenance Supervisor - Appleton 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Requisition ID: 29231 



We are looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to join our team in Appleton Wisconsin! 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!

Position Summary:
The Maintenance Supervisor oversees the maintenance functions involving facilities and equipment pertaining to the plant specifically, as well as electrical distribution, PLC controls and programs, automation on process lines, MDI processes, training, safety, etc. As the successful candidate, you will maintain equipment in optimal operating condition by means of an effective preventative/predictive maintenance program. You will ensure all maintenance and repair work is properly performed in a timely and cost-effective manner. You will also direct the effort of affected Maintenance employees to ensure quality and workmanship while maximizing the effectiveness of their efforts.  As well as maintaining a high state of readiness while working closely with fellow maintenance supervisors and staff.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas pertaining to work and employees. 
  • Punctual scheduling of all mechanics.
  • Interaction with HR to ensure that payroll and other employee benefits are properly handled.
  • Compliance with all regulatory agencies to ensure employee safety.
  • Full implementation of Preventive/Predictive Maintenance program and ongoing maintenance of same.
  • Full interaction with Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Parts Department to ensure budgetary compliance and cost control.
  • Full participation in the NH3 Emergency Response Team.
  • Fill the role of Trainer, Coach, Mentor in the continuing efforts to advance mechanic skills.
  • Maintain personal skill level consistent with changes within the company.
  • Assume the role of mechanic when the situation dictates it.
  • Interaction and communication with other departments within the company.
  • Participate in MDI initiatives
  • Drive continuous improvement within Maintenance Department- downtime, engagement, employee skill set                                                                                                 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned



  • Associate Degree in a related technical field and formal supervisory education.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the maintenance field.
  • 10 years of experience in maintenance + 2 years in a supervisory role is preferred
  • Personal experience with Industrial electricity and at least four of the following areas: Ammonia refrigeration, TIG welding, General mechanical, Basic Hydraulics, Steam Boilers, Pneumatics, Packaging machinery, HVAC service, Plumbing, Industrial Safety, Wastewater treatment.
  • Ability to represent the Maintenance department and the company in a professional and positive manner

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:  

  • 401k 
  • HSA 
  • Adoption Assistance  
  • Infertility Assistance 
  • Education Reimbursement Assistance  
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave  

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.



Want to learn more? Ask our recruiter on LinkedIn! #LI-TB1


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: Manufacturing      
Division: NA Appetizer Manufacturing 
Department: ​Appleton Maintenance ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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