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Position Title: Production Management Trainee 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley 

Requisition ID: 21304 



The Production Management Trainee (PMT) program is aimed at providing talented graduates a leadership career path in a manufacturing facility. You will gain hands on training in our plants with experienced production leaders all while developing a strong foundation for the McCain Foods’ business. After 2 years as a PMT you will be prepared to take on critical roles such as Production Supervisor & Shift Manager. 



Key Responsibilities:

  • Observe experienced staff and gain knowledge about process, procedures, methods, and standards that are required for performing a supervisory role within each of the program focus area
  • Actively participate and complete the structured development plan consisting of training courses and applied learning experiences
  • Complete assignments in each of the program focus areas within the manufacturing process assuming a front-line supervisory role (i.e. receiving, processing, packaging, quality, etc.)
  • Organize and lead work teams within assigned focus area including scheduling, safety, daily operations, and performance management
  • Oversee crews of people within the program focus area
  • Operational analysis and reporting throughout the term of the program




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Business Admin, or other related Bachelor's Degree
  • Thrives in the challenges that the manufacturing environment has to offer
  • Passion for learning and growth
  • Desire for leading and influencing others
  • Project Management
  • Demonstrated ability to provide solutions in day-to-day operational challenges
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Team player who is a champion of change
  • As a member of the leadership team at the facility, your participation in the continuous improvement process is expected.  This includes taking an active role in process improvement initiatives, employee training, and upgrading your current skill base.


Previous experiences that might be an asset in this role include the following titles: team lead, production leader, coop, intern, recent grad, trainee, engineer in training


The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by science, and in line with our culture and values, we believe that being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect each other, our families, our customers, and our communities.  It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate for this role be fully vaccinated and have completed the mandatory incubation period prior to the candidate’s start date with McCain, subject to reasonable accommodations if you are unable to be vaccinated for protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation (e.g. medical or religious reasons).


Physical & Environmental Conditions:

  • Ability to work rotating shifts as required; Days & Evenings
  • Ability to travel and willingness to be globally mobile
  • Standing, walking, crouching, bending, lifting


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: ​MDI-Cord ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Idaho : Burley 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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