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For over 60 years we’ve been the number one branded player in frozen potato market. When it comes to bringing the nation together at mealtimes with simple, delicious, and great tasting food we’re kind of a big deal!


You won’t just find us in supermarkets though. As well as owning a household retail brand, our respected foodservice business works in close partnership with distributors, chefs and caterers across thousands of the country’s pubs, restaurants, hospitals, and schools.

We are passionate about potatoes. 
But we’re even more passionate about our People!


Come and ENGINEER your career at McCain Foods.



As a Multi-Skilled Engineer, it's your job to carry out planned maintenance and attend to breakdowns ensuring rapid response times and minimized downtime.   Effective communication with Management on expected timeframes, plans, back-up plans, spares availability etc...  is all critical in efficient breakdown management. 


'Nothing we do is worth getting hurt for' - is one of our Health and Safety commitments, so it goes wthout saying that working to the highest standard ensuing health and safety and food safety at all times, is an integral part of the role. 


Practically, the completion of PPMs and PTIs, and ensuring all work is recroded effectively into SAP forms the backbone of the role and the effeiciency of the sites' Engineering Team. 



  • A time served apprenticeship with associated Level 3 Qualifications - Mandatory
  • Experience working within a maintenance department - Mandatory 
  • Have a good understanding of food safety and health & safety 
  • Can communicate well at all levels
  • Self-motivated, with high energy levels  
  • Can problem solve quickly and effectively when needed 



We work rotational day and night shifts here at Grantham as follows: 2 days on, 2 nights on, 4 days off. 



Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great hourly rate alongside a 32% shift allowance; and some pretty good benefits including:

  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe
  • And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out.


You'll be based at our Grantham plant in Lincolnshire. With about 130 employees on site, it might not be one of our largest plants, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in the quality and volume it produces in potato products. At Grantham it’s where we make our ‘Fries to Go’ – you’ll find them in most freezer aisles at your local supermarket or convenience store. If you’ve tried them, you’ll know how good they are!


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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