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Position Title: Prime Fryer Operator

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley 

Grade: Scale 10_UFCW 

Requisition ID: 19456 



Position Title: Prime Fryer 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 insuring the quality specifications for fried products are met by operating and maintaining the frying system, and associated line equipment, including blanchers and associated lab tests.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Sets up, operates and adjusts blanching, drying and frying equipment as necessary.
  2. Monitor and adjust speeds and temperatures of blancher, dryer and fryers.
  3. Regulates oil flows and oil levels on the fryer.
  4. Follows appropriate Lockout procedures at all times, including oil changes.
  5. Maintain water level and cleanliness of the blanchers and sugar flume.
  6. Control sugar, SAPP and salt addition.
  7. Perform process checks in accordance to the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures.
  8. Clean and sanitizes area per sanitation requirements, daily and standard clean-ups.
  9. Accurately enters all Fryer and Blancher area information into computer tracking system (Infinity/SPC) and completes all records and reports.
  10. Performs preventative maintenance and minor maintenance on machinery.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in a potato processing facility is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Must have ability to effectively present information before groups of customers or employees.
  • Must have ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


Physical Demand:

Constant: standing on regularly scheduled shift.

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

Occasionally: Sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; items exceeding 50 pounds require help from another individual or equipment.  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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