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Manufacturing Technician (Engineer)

McCain Foods
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Competitive salary + up to 12% cont. pension...
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Engineering, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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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 what 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 where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Private medical insurance scheme
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and 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 ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out.


At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose - Celebrating real connections through delicious planet-friendly food - we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Through our investment and innovation, we continue to be a global leader in prepared potato products, including our famous French Fries and appetisers. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.

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