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Position Title: Global Electrical and Automation Engineer

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Grade: Grade 05 

Requisition ID: 8763 



This is a highly critical role that will interface closely with Global and regional supply chain organizations to identify and execute electrical, automation and instrumentation technology optimization across the company. Successful candidate will develop & define the electrical, automation and instrumentation technology roadmap and drive the rollout of resulting innovation programs globally.  Additionally, this role will develop and own the global electrical, automation and instrumentation engineering design standards.  Opportunity to interface and influence across the company and senior stakeholders.  Looking for an energetic, passionate leader who can help pave the future for McCain


  • Creating and maintain the electrical, automation and instrumentation standards globally.
  • Develop and execute global investment strategy and rollout of innovations (e.g., Pavilion, OSI-Pi, Plant wide Wi-Fi, AR etc)
  • Working collaboratively with regional/local engineers, plants and OEMs to develop/validate new control systems, and/or test/maintain/modify of existing systems
  • Travel to various regions/plants to provide ongoing and any urgent/critical support as and when required
  • Provide trouble shooting and project support to regions and plants
  • Guidance, knowledge transfer and training to O/T plant personnel and/or 3rd party vendors.


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



  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline



  • Proven capability to develop and maintain strong collaborative business relationships across global and regional functions.
  • Ability to influence effective decision-making with cross-functional teams.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with diversity and inclusion sensitivity.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively and persuasively articulate positions (electronically and verbally) to various audiences and at all levels of the business.
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks and measure progress across multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and within teams on both strategy and tactical projects with minimal supervision.
  • Program management skills: identification and management of stakeholders, milestone development and tracking of progress, resource management, risk mitigation, detailed action planning, basic familiarity with change management.



  • General business insight and the ability to manage complexity within the manufacturing landscape.
  • Ability to propose, evaluate and motivate projects from a technical and financial perspective.
  • Ability to interact at various levels within the global and regional integrated supply chain.
  • Ability to interface cross-functionally (e.g., Procurement, Finance, etc).



  • Minimum of 5-8 years of relevant experience in a similar role, preferably in Food or CPG industries.
  • Proven track record to drive results through influencing, persuading and collaboration.



  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 40%


Global and Regional Supply Chain teams
Global technical Services
Global and Regional Engineering and Maintenance
Global and Regional OT and IT
Global Procurement
Manufacturing Directors, Plant Managers, Regional Maintenance Managers and Plant Maintenance Managers


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).






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: Engineering & Technical      
Division: Global Supply Chain 
Department: ​Global Operational Technology ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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