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Position Title: Technical Operations Trainee Internship 

Position Type: Temporary - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Lewedorp 

Requisition ID: 29154 



Internship Project Topic

R&D Industrialization Support and Appetizer Best Operational Practices Drafting and Implementation at Mc Cain - Factory Rilland, Netherlands


Description of Mc Cain Company:

Mc Cain is a global leader in the production of high-quality frozen food products. Built on decades of expertise and innovation, the company is committed to delivering top-tier products while adhering to the strictest standards of quality and sustainability. Rilland, located in the Netherlands, specializes in the manufacturing of innovative appetizer products, offering a variety of flavors and textures to satisfy palates worldwide.


Internship Description:

The internship project aims to provide support for the industrialization of research and development (R&D) as well as drafting and implementing best operational practices for appetizers at Factory R. This involves assisting the R&D team in transitioning new products to large-scale production, as well as developing optimal operational procedures to ensure consistent quality and increased manufacturing efficiency.


Intern Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the R&D team to facilitate the transition of new products to mass production.
  • Participate in optimizing the manufacturing processes of appetizers to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Draft and implement best operational practices to ensure high standards of quality and food safety.
  • Assist in training and monitoring operators to ensure effective understanding and implementation of operational procedures.
  • Contribute to identifying and resolving production-related issues and propose continuous improvement solutions.


Required Skills:

  • Education in industrial engineering, food technology, or a related field.
  • Ability to work independently while effectively collaborating within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion for innovation and continuous improvement in the food industry.


Benefits for the Intern:

  • Gain valuable experience in the industrialization of R&D products within a globally renowned company.
  • Work on stimulating and concrete projects with a direct impact on quality and operational efficiency.
  • Develop technical and professional skills under the guidance of industry experts.
  • Contribute to improving operational practices and innovation at Mc Cain's Factory R.
  • Opportunity to participate in cross-functional projects and build a professional network within the company.


This internship offers a unique opportunity for a motivated intern to play a key role in the industrialization of new products and the optimization of operational practices at Mc Cain, while contributing to the ongoing success of Factory R in the Netherlands.


Internship Location: Rilland (and Kruiningen)

Internship Duration: from September 2024

Mc Cain mentor: Peter Goossens


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 Manufacturing Operations 
Department: ​Value Engineering Rilland Lewedorp ​
Location(s): NL - Netherlands : Zeeland : Rilland || NL - Netherlands : Zeeland : Kruiningen || NL - Netherlands : Zeeland : Lewedorp 

Company: McCain Foods Holland B.V. 

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