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Position Title:Production Specialist - Plover Appetizers

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Requisition ID: 27404 

Pay: $21.15 + 1.00 shift differential 

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. 

McCain Food’s Appetizer facility in Plover, WI is a large-scale food processing plant manufacturing a wide variety of specialty appetizer products including mozzarella sticks, cheese curds, and other appetizers. The Plover Appetizer plant employs more than 250 employees, there are many opportunities to advance and grow while making fun food!

Why You Should Join Our Team:

McCain offers full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance. In addition, we offer other benefits including:

401k – 6% company match


Adoption Assistance

Infertility Assistance

Education Reimbursement Assistance

Paid Maternity, Parental and Paternity Leave

Position Summary: 

The Production Specialist is a frontline employee responsible for ensuring good manufacturing practices are followed to safeguard the quality of product so that our customer receive the highest quality possible! This person could have various tasks on our production lines from drilling, filling, and sorting to inspecting product and/ or packaging the product. The ideal candidate would be willing to work individually or as a team. Once this candidate learns the production line the candidate could have the opportunity to move into other roles such as Machine Operator or to other departments within McCain!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform various tasks that include, but not limited to drilling, filling, inspecting, sorting, and packaging of food products to meet quality specifications and quantity standards.
  • Inspect all products, raw and finished, for use according to quality specifications and communicate any discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
  • Perform sanitation on assigned equipment and work area.
  • Backfill for operators. Duties include setup of equipment, start-up and shutdowns, monitoring production and troubleshoot as needed, and complete quality checks on assigned equipment and work areas. 
  • Make necessary adjustments to equipment to meet company standards and product specifications and communicate operational problems and equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
  • Perform assignments in accordance with established food safety and quality policies, including all USDA, FDA, and WDA guidelines, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and clean work areas in assigned work sites.
  • Accurate and timely completion of required documentation.
  • Operate the forklift.
  • Follow proper safety and GMP guidelines.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 to 6 months manufacturing experience is a PLUS!
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions both written and oral as well as read and interpret schedules related to production/ product schedules and line changeovers.
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in Basic English and interact with all levels of the organization. Must be able to enter data into a computer.
  • Must be able to stand for up to 12 hours per shift and lift a minimum of 35 pounds.

Physical Demand:

Constant: use and movement of hands and standing on regularly scheduled shift.

Frequently: Bending, grasping of hands, and reaching for up to 3 -6 hours daily.

Occasionally: Walking, bending at the waist, squatting, kneeling, and twisting at the neck and waist, pushing, and pulling for up to 8 hours a day.




It is the policy of McCain and each of its establishments to select and employ the best qualified personnel in all facilities and at all locations, to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees, including upgrading, promotion and training and to administer these activities in a manner which will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, non-job related disability or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
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Job Family: Manufacturing

Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover  

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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