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Position Title: Maintenance Manager

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Othello 

Grade: 00 

Requisition ID: 13788 



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 Production Team:  

We are expanding our existing operations at McCain Foods in Othello, making it an exciting time to join our team! McCain Foods spent $300 million in its Othello, Washington facility in May of 2019. This expansion added 170,000 square-feet and brings 180 new jobs to the Othello community. In line with our values and our overall global commitment to sustainability, this investment also brings environmental efficiencies, reducing the facility’s carbon footprint while doubling its production. 


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McCain offers full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance  

In addition, we offer other benefits including: 

  • 20 Paid time off days 

  • 401k – up to 6% matching 

  • Health Spending Account/ HRA & Flexible Spending Accounts 

  • Adoption & Infertility Assistance, Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave 

  • Education Reimbursement Assistance  

  • Apprenticeship, Internship, & Coop support and opportunities 


Sustainability and Planet Friendly Practices are at the heart of McCain:  

We’ve embarked upon a journey to create planet-friendly food. We are committed to investing in resource-efficient operations in factories and farms. 

  • We are moving to 100% renewable energy by 2030.  

  • Donating 200 million meals to food banks and NGO worldwide by 2025.  

  • Implementing regenerative agricultural practices across 100% of our potato acreage by 2030.  


The Role: 

As the Maintenance Manager, you will plan, direct, and coordinate activities involved in design, construction, modification, maintenance of equipment and machinery, and utility systems in a food processing plant. You will play a key role in the continuous improvement process, safety audits, quality programs, process improvement initiatives, employee training, and leading and mentoring your team. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Complies with and satisfies standards and policies to meet legislated mandates for environmental controls, installation, modification, quality control, testing, operating procedure, training, inspection, and maintenance of equipment, and oversees maintenance of plant buildings. 

  • Directs maintenance of facility and coordinates requirements for new designs, surveys, and maintenance schedules for equipment and machinery. 

  • Reviews job orders logged on CMMS to plan and schedule work priorities. Scheduled repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure that activities are completed on time and within budget, can be tracked and provide historical data to forecast future PM needs and expenditures. 

  • Directs maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, or air required for continuous production operations. 

  • Collaborates with departmental personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment. 

  • Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction and maintenance of equipment and buildings. 

  • Tests newly installed machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications. 

  • Leads Predictive and Preventative maintenance programs for the facility. 

  • Communicates and collaborates with other production supervisors with any problems or changes in department and policies. 

  • Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process  

  • Ensures working areas are clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s). 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering considered an asset 

  • 2 years of Management experience  

  • Worked in maintenance in a food manufacturing setting preferred 

  • Comfortable with technology, Knowledge of CMMS programs  

  • Champion of Change 

  • Able to coach, mentor, and develop team members 



Previous experiences that might be an asset in this role include the following titles: Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Supervisor,  


Want to learn more? Ask our recruiter on LinkedIn! #LI-SW1  



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: Manufacturing      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Othello Max Capacity ​

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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