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Position Title: Process Engineer 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Requisition ID: 6783 




Ensures timely project completion and a high level of continuous improvement achievement. Must interact with internal and external customers as required to meet customers’ needs, interpret the results and convey the findings to management. Accountable for the overall quality and recovery components of manufacturing which is accomplished by auditing equipment performances in the proper methods of processing. A Process Engineer is accountable to perform or facilitate testing on new or existing equipment and processes, analyze the resulting data and clearly communicate the results to all levels of manufacturing and management. This position will have leadership accountability for both programs and people.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• The ability to quickly grasp technical and abstract concepts.

• Training is an integral part of this position. The candidate must have a background or proven experience in training.

• Computer literacy is a must due to the nature of equipment operation and reporting.

• Knowledge of statistical concepts is required.

• Leadership qualities will be required because the candidate will be directing the plant management group on “best practices” in the operation of plant equipment.

• Moderate to advanced knowledge of processing equipment, processing methods, manufacturing philosophies, and basic manufacturing SOPs.


• Possess qualities that demonstrate engagement on a personal and professional level.


• Possess a proven record on safety performance and commitment.


• Strong communication skills with all levels of a manufacturing facility.



Essential Duties include the following: 


• Suggests, investigates and approves alternate, new or improved production processes for existing products.

• Leads and supports continuous improvement efforts utilizing new technologies that provide the company with distinct competitive advantages.

• Leads and supports quality improvement efforts through improved raw material performance, new process technology or improved operational practices.

• Supports continuous improvements efforts offered through the MCE (McCain Competitive Edge) process. Leads efforts to improve efficiency of current products and processes applying lean manufacturing principles.

• Applies statistical methods and performs mathematical calculations to determine best manufacturing processes, staff requirements and production standards.

• Coordinates quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability and minimize cost.

• Confers with vendors, staff and management personnel regarding purchases, procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities and project status.

• Reviews production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and activities.

• Studies operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine worker functions and safety.

• Champion and provide best practices into supplier involvement and integration of manufacturing into product development to achieve low cost manufacture.

• Leads and is the champion for the Process Control platform by supporting and delivering training of plant management on standard processing philosophies and techniques.

• Directs workers engaged in product measurement, inspection and testing activities to ensure quality control, reliability and safety.

• Analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establishes quality and reliability objectives of finished product.

• Recommends methods for improving utilization of personnel, material and utilities.


• Accountable for PCL to ensure alignment of plant goals.

• Ability to work independently and within teams on abstract projects with minimal supervision.


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.
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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: Greater North America 
Department: ​Appleton Facilities Management ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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