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Position Title: Manufacturing Technician 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Scarborough 

Requisition ID: 2584 



We are passionate about potatoes. But we’re even more passionate about our People! 

We feature in two out of every three households – that’s over 18million homes across Britain! On average, each household bought one of our products 8 times last year.   We starred in over 144 million shopping trips – roughly 1.2 billion meals. So when it comes to bringing the nation together at mealtimes with simple, delicious and great tasting food we’re kind of a big deal! 


Come and ENGINEER your career at McCain Foods.  


It’s your job as Manufacturing Technician to work with the plants shift teams to ensure efficient running of the machinery and equipment day-to-day. Our quality is what makes McCain, and your role would play a huge part in ensuring optimum plant efficiency to deliver the quality and quantity to make us one of the UK’s favourite food products.  


We have ambitious plans. And whilst we expect machines will break down once in a while, we believe prevention is better than the cure. Which is why we created these roles in the first place. We don’t just want our engineering team to be ‘fixing’ things. We want you at the forefront of our plants, knowing how our machines are running and help us come up with new and improved ways of doing it faster and better, which is why continuous improvement and reliability will pay a huge part in your role. 


If you’re applying to our Manufacturing Technicians role then you’ll already be a qualified Engineer doing a similar job, so we don’t want to point out the obvious. You’ll already know the importance of health and safety and hygiene. And you’ll know it’s vital that you record machine efficiencies relating to Quality, Delivery and Cost, and problem solve ways to stop it happening in the future.  


Teamwork is important to us. Our People working together is what makes us successful at what we do. And this role of Manufacturing Technician is one of the driving forces behind this. Your ability to ‘bring along people with you’ is just what we’re looking for.  


But you must also have… 


  • The relevant engineering qualifications: 

  • Time served apprenticeship 

  • NVQ 3 / BTEC 3 in related Engineering discipline 

  • HNC or equivalent 

  • PLC modules 1 and 2 (desirable) 

  • IOSH/NEBOSH certificate (desirable) 

  • Knowledge of SCADA or similar systems 

  • Experience in leading continuous improvement activity in a similar role 

  • Experience in control logic fault finding 

  • The ability to work under pressure and at speed 

  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills 


We also know you’ll want to know what you’ll be working. Our shifts are typically 12-hours, working 2 days on, 1 day off, 2 nights on, 3 days off. Each of our plants differ in operating hours. We can give you more information if you’re successful to the next stage.  


Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary and some pretty good benefits including an excellent pension, health care options; and of course a great environment to learn and develop. 



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; Agriculture; Manufacturing      
Division: Great Britain 
Department: ​Agriculture Operations Scarborough ​
Location(s): GB - United Kingdom : England : Scarborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Grantham || GB - United Kingdom : England : Hull || GB - United Kingdom : England : Peterborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Whittlesey || GB - United Kingdom : England : Wombourne || GB - United Kingdom : Other : Reference job description || GB - United Kingdom : Scotland : Montrose 

Company: McCain Foods (G.B.) Ltd 

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