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Position Title: Engineering Manager

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Portage La Prairie 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 27837 



McCain Foods (Canada) is currently seeking an Engineering Manager to join our leadership team at our Potato facility in Portage La Prairie, MB. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and is a key member of the Plant Leadership team.


As the Engineering Manager you will lead, mentor, and coach the maintenance and engineering team to ensure department and production efficiency. Safety is number one for you and your team where you lead by example to ensure that safety is top of mind! You will work in collaboration with production and quality to ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly while also minimizing overall production downtime. As the Engineering Manager you will report to the Plant Manager to ensure that KPI’s and company goals are met.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively foster and promote the safe work habits of employees. Ensure proper safety policies and procedures are followed, actively participate in health and safety initiatives, takes a lead role in safety optimization driving towards zero incidents. 
  • Ensure that the factory operates at the highest possible efficiency at the lowest cost, by proper selection, installation, maintenance, and modification of all equipment/machinery. 
  • Direct maintenance of equipment and plant infrastructure to meet production requirements and minimize downtime. 
  • Assist in developing and execute capital projects to meet schedules and budgets. 
  • Lead continuous technical improvement of the facility, equipment, and production systems. 
  • Manage the maintenance supervisor team and personnel; effectively delegate work assignments and develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of team members. 
  • Ensure adherence to safety, food safety, and environmental regulations and practices. 
  • Proactively support internal and external customers (i.e., Operations, Quality, Safety, Human Resources, etc.). 
  • Attend required plant training programs per the training schedule. Ensure personnel are properly trained.  Develop and deliver selected training programs as required. 
  • Work closely with the Senior Managers and other Production Supervisors to achieve production goals, maintain quality and KPIs efficiently. Responsible for ensuring the production department meets targets set forth in quality, safety productivity, cost, delivery, morale and environment (QCDSME).  
  • Demonstrate leadership where our people are empowered through development, coaching and recognition.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • 5 years leading teams, mentoring supervisors preferred 
  • Manufacturing experience (food or beverage an asset) 
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills  
  • Sound fact-based decision making and problem-solving skills with a focus on delivering results and resolving day to day operational challenges  
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and successfully lead projects/work teams  
  • Adaptable and flexible team player who is a champion of change  
  • Skilled in developing and executing strategic site plan 


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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 Team:

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

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Benefits
  • Career Development & Education Reimbursement Assistance
  • Apprenticeship, Internship, & Coop support and opportunities


Sustainability and Plant Friendly Practices are at the Heart of McCain:

We’ve embarked upon a journey to create planet-friendly food. Food that will use fewer natural resources in factories and farms, answer the need of increasingly health and planet-conscious consumers, and contribute to positive change in the rural communities where we grow our ingredients.

  • 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.



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: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​PLP Potato Maintenance ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Manitoba : Portage la Prairie || CA - Canada : Manitoba : Carberry || CA - Canada : Manitoba : Winnipeg 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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