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Position Title: Stores Operative

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Whittlesey 

Grade: 6 

Requisition ID: 23179 



There’s nothing beige about McCain…
Except our potatoes — and we’re extremely passionate about them. 
When you join McCain, you’ll be joining the biggest player in the frozen potato game, bringing people together around the nation for over 60 years by sharing simple, delicious planet friendly food.
We’ve partnered with thousands of the country’s supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, hospitals, and schools to change the way people see the humble spud. It’s all about elevation and creating something better.  
So, come and make your career at McCain Foods.
Did you know one in four chips eaten in the UK is made by us? 
But at McCain, it’s not just about what we make, but it’s about how we make it that’s important.  
We are looking for a FLT (Fork Lift Truck) Driver to join our #WeAreMcCain family. 
It would be your role to ensure our products are packed to company standard which includes: 

  • Operating the forklift trucks 
  • Using computers to complete reports/data input 
  • Working as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment 

All whilst maintaining high quality, hygiene, maximum production, and a high level of safety – our number one priority here at McCain.  
You might have never worked in a food manufacturing environment before, and that’s OK! We’re quick learners here at McCain, so we can teach you everything you need to know.  
However, we are looking for someone who can really make a difference to our plant, who brings experience of working in a team, the ability to work closely with their manager, and who has a real ability to bring people along a change journey with them. 
You must also have… 

  • Basic Computer Skills (this is essential, and ideally you will have Microsoft Excel experience) 
  • Excellent prioritisation skills 
  • The ability to work both in a team and independently 

Please note, it is essential that you have an in-date Forklift Licence 
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 where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay 
  • Optional health cash plan 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the long-term development of McCain communities across the globe 

And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an impressive 5-year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out. 
You'll be based at our Whittlesey plant in Peterborough. If you’ve spotted our three wind turbines, then you’ll know where we are! With about 400 employees on site, we’re one of our largest plants across the GB business. Our Whittlesey plant is where we make our famous French Fries as well as our chilled products, such as our Shake Shake Fries. 
Please note, this is a shift based role, working 12 hours of 2 days on, 1 day off, 2 nights on, 3 days off. 


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.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: GB Manufacturing & Supply Chain 
Department: ​Drystores ​
Location(s): GB - United Kingdom : England : Whittlesey || GB - United Kingdom : England : Grantham || GB - United Kingdom : England : Hull || GB - United Kingdom : England : Peterborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Scarborough || 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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