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Position Title: Prime Cutter Oper Pl1

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley 

Grade: Scale 08_UFCW 

Requisition ID: 18144 



Position Title: Prime Cutter Operator

Position Type: Manufacturing/ Food Production

Position Location:  Burley, Idaho


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:



Adoption Assistance

Infertility Assistance

Education Reimbursement Assistance

Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave


McCain Food’s facility in Burley, Idaho is a large-scale food processing plant, employing approximately 700 employees. This site specializes in the production of frozen potato products. Fun Fact: 1 in 4 French fries are produced by McCain Foods.

Position Summary:

Responsible for maintaining and operating potato cutting machines in order that proper quality products are processed.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operates cutters and wet graders to obtain proper product cut uniformity and to maximize use of raw product.
  2. Sharpens or replaces cutter blades as deemed necessary.
  3. Disassembles and reassembles machinery during cleaning and as needed for cut changes.
  4. Maintains sanitation requirements for area in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.
  5. Communicates problems or changes in production or quality to supervisor ensuring operator and 0other appropriate personnel.
  6. Performs required sizing checks to insure finished sizing requirements.
  7. Performs preventative and minor maintenance on machinery.
  8. Clears line jams as necessary
  9. Accurately completes required records and reports.
  10. Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of t6he quality process in order to assure a quality operation.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in a potato processing facility is a plus.
  • Candidates are expected to have mechanical aptitude, and ability to use computer to enter data, change machine settings and run reports.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must have ability to effectively present information before groups of customers or employees.
  • Required to complete certification through the Operator Training Program.
Physical Demand:

Constant: standing on regularly scheduled shift and reach with hands and arms.

Frequently: Walk, use of hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear.

Occasionally: Sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch crawl, lift up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of McCain and each of its establishments to select and employ the best qualified personnel in all facilities and at all locations, to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees, including upgrading, promotion and training and to administer these activities in a manner which will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, non-job related disability or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Production Lines ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Idaho : Burley 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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