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Position Title: Sr Manager Production - Plover Potato 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Plover 

Requisition ID: 26269 



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:

401k – Match up to 6%


Adoption Assistance

Infertility Assistance

Education Reimbursement Assistance

Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

Team Incentive Plan


McCain Food’s facility in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin is a large-scale food processing plant, employing approximately 500 employees. This site specializes in the production of a variety of potato products such as mashed, smiles, emojis, tater tots, French fries (sweet and white potatoes)


Position Summary

To manage the production, quality assurance, sanitation, safety, and production planning operations of the Plover plant to accomplish required production within approved operating budgets and quality/sanitation guidelines and to provide positive and proactive leadership to all cost, quality, sanitation, and safety improvement efforts.


Essential Duties:

  • Plan Manufacturing Department activities to achieve the overall Plant goals and Company mission.
  • Lead and monitor the development of methods to assure efficient execution of approved programs, activities, and processes.
  • Ensure implementation of Company policies and procedures as they relate to all production, quality assurance, human resource, sanitation, and safety efforts.
  • Plan, implement, and monitor manufacturing operations to meet scheduled production volume requirements.
  • Direct Manufacturing operations to meet all production requirements with respect to cost, quality, safety, and sanitation. 
  • Ensure a safe work environment and promote continuous efforts to improve the effectiveness of the plant safety improvement process. 
  • Ensure adherence to all Company and external quality assurance and sanitation guidelines.
  • Direct and lead efforts to continually improve the Manufacturing costs and quality of all products.
  • Support and ensure implementation of all Human Resources policies and requirements.
  • To develop Departmental employee relations by continuing communications of all information affecting them and through the conducting of departmental safety meetings so as to develop a safe and healthful working attitude.
  • To maintain open lines of communication between departments and employees to enable the Factory to remain a union-free environment.
  • Recognize exemplary employee performance.
  • Continually strive to foster a “Teamwork” environment that provides open and honest communication across all levels.
  • Identify and coordinate training opportunities for all department employees.
  • Manager, or his/her designee, is responsible for annual and/or ongoing training.
  • Solicit, review, implement, and promote process and product quality.
  • improvement ideas.
  • To direct or assist in the design of Factory improvement or capacity expansion projects.
  • To prepare, or assist in the preparation of, appropriations with memoranda of 
  • justification.
  • Develop and implement strategies for cost savings, waste reduction, and
  • optimum.
  • Continually develop knowledge related to innovations in the food processing industry.
  • Prepare and submit necessary reports to McCain Corporate in Lisle and Plant Managers.
  • To prepare and submit reports on a timely basis, including Key Performance Indicators, annual operating and Capital budgets, and to work within these budget guidelines.
  • To diligently work on, and strive for operational efficiency through Profit Improvement Programs, Cost Improvement Programs, McCain Quality Performance, and other mechanisms for cost improvement.
  • Promote inter-department cooperation through active involvement with all Plant Staff members.
  • Provide resources to Department Supervisors, resolve issues, and solve problems referred to the Manufacturing Manager.
  • Appraise Supervisor performance and provide development guidance.
  • Demonstrate positive leadership through effective communications to all levels of management and the hourly work force.
  • Continually strive to develop personal and professional skills.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or three to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience: Three to four years production experience in a food processing plant in a significant role.
  • 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.


The incumbent works closely with each member of the Plant Manager’s Staff. In particular, the incumbent maintains very high level of communications and coordination with the Field Department Manager, Plant Services Manager, the Human Resources Manager, Engineering Manager, and Health & Safety Manager and their respective subordinates. The incumbent also maintains a high degree of rapport and communications with Company departments including Production Planning and Inventory Control, Quality Assurance, Research and Development, Marketing, Sales, and Engineering as well as maintaining a high level of coordination with external customers and suppliers.


This position is accountable to manage all production, production planning, quality assurance, and sanitation operations of the Plover plant. The position is accountable for receiving raw product, converting raw product into finished product, packaging finished product, and delivering finished product to the Americold warehouse while controlling all direct and indirect department budgets.


This position is accountable for ensuring that all finished product meets established quality requirements, that the plant continually meets all sanitation, foreign material, microbiological control guidelines, adherence to statistical process control, and hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP), as well as USDA, FDA, and other inspection agency requirements. The safety, well being, and effectiveness of all human resources is a prime responsibility while meeting these accountabilities.


The nature of this position requires that the incumbent display the ability to create positive working relationships and to involve others in working collectively toward achievement of department and plant goals. Through outstanding coaching, training, communications, problem solving, leadership, and recognition this individual creates a focus for others in creating and maintaining a continuous improvement environment.



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: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Plover Production ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Wisconsin Rapids 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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