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Position Title: Process Engineer- Plover 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Plover 

Requisition ID: 25046 




The Process Engineer is responsible for driving manufacturing process optimization. The successful incumbent will:

  • Provide the manufacturing organization, and site teams, with tactical hands-on support to address specific opportunities with capacity liberation, process control and network optimization
  • Lead the development of manufacturing and technical operations teams in process best practices, process metrics and process control
  • Use data analytical tools and develop plant automation devices to drive performance for existing equipment and new installations that bring breakthrough performance
  • Leverage technical community to devise work plan and solutions to current opportunities
  • Support and drive cost reduction initiatives, supporting Sustainable Cost Advantage (SCA) pipeline planning through Focused Improvement Teams and other interventions
  • Monitor and drive factory performance with plants to improve consistency and product quality
  • Coordinate efforts between plants to share processing knowledge and improvements 
  • Support new product launch activities, which includes attending test runs, gathering data and cooperatively working with development team ordinate efforts between plants to share processing knowledge and improvements
  • Other duties and responsibilities as requires



To perform this position successfully, the individual must be able to perform each job duty to meet expectations as written by key business drivers.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Engineering or related field and would prefer two (2) years of experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance, R&D, Technical Operations / Process control or Packaging. 

Technical Capabilities

  • Strong technical aptitude, mechanical/electrical engineering, and/or plant automation, with the ability to improve process efficiencies
  • Knowledge of food processing equipment, processing methods, manufacturing philosophies, and basic manufacturing SOPs
  • Monitor and support execution of projects to ensure sustainable product launches
  • Support plants to meet SCA targets driven through optimizing plant assets and practices leveraging real-time management, process control, and best operating practices.
  • Target year on year raw material recovery and line rate improvements at all facilities 
  • Network / collaborate through the technical services organization to contribute to future best practices and equipment standards
  • Participate in focused improvement teams across regions to deliver immediate impact to cost reduction and support SCA across the network. 
  • Capable of collecting, organizing and statistically analyzing data. 
  • Ability to work independently and within teams on abstract projects with minimal supervision. 


  • Big data processing, integration, coding and programing history
  • Financial analysis of manufacturing materials and usages
  • JMP Statistical software knowledge
  • Lean manufacturing or six sigma knowledge
  • Experience in MDI, Lean, Six-Sigma, Center-lining



  • Safety
  • Sustainable Cost Advantage
  • Plant Recovery and Efficiency
  • Best in Class Execution


The Process Engineer will support the potato manufacturing facilities within North America.


TRAVEL:  Ability to travel 30 – 50%


STAKEHOLDER CONTACTS:  Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, Quality, and/or Technical Operations - Global and Regional teams

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. 
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: Global Value Engineering 
Department: ​NA Technical Operations Potato Optimization ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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