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Position Title: Sr. Technician 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Requisition ID: 23107 



We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.


Reporting to the Manager, Research and Development, this position will support the complete appetizer product development and the pilot line teams.



The day-to-day activities will vary however, common responsibilities include:


  • Physical inventory management using lift trucks including crown lift and stock picker.
  • Inventory management through WMS and SAP.
  • Monitor the R&D research racks and plant trial pallets in cold storage.
  • Sample pick-up and delivery to the Lab and Pilot Line.



Lab and Pilot Line Management

  • Ensure the Lab is well-maintained, stocked and cleaned
  • General maintenance of the area (repairs, fryer cleaning and calibrations, functionality)
  • Manage scheduling for other departments that require use of the facility
  • Assisting with getting ingredients and oil for the fryers from factories to support product development.
  • Assist on PD projects and pilot line set-up as required.


  • Raise purchase orders for R&D team in Coupa
  • Troubleshoot and resolves Coupa errors
  • Monitor monthly R&D spend report for lab sundries and material and ensuring records match transactions
  • Manage P-card invoices for R&D team.



The criteria mentioned below are representative of essential skill, knowledge and ability. Reasonable adaptations can be made to enable the candidates with disabilities to perform the important tasks.

  • First aid certificate is nice to have or get
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with WMS and SAP
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision


  • Time will be split between an office, lab and the pilot plant and the cold temperature environment of the cold storage warehouse facility.

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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: Research & Development      
Division: Global Research and Development 
Department: ​Appetizers North America ​
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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