McCain Foods (NZ)

McCain Foods (NZ)

McCain Foods is a global leader among food processors. We make nearly one third of the frozen chips produced internationally as well as appetisers, pizzas, vegetables, desserts, entrees, oven meals and other frozen foods sold on six continents. 

Our success is built on cutting-edge agronomy (science of land management and crop production), superior technology and a global workforce sharing a unique culture and vision.
McCain Foods (NZ) Limited is part of the privately-owned global frozen food manufacturer.  McCain operate two manufacturing sites in New Zealand: Hastings and Timaru. Each site manufactures a wide range of quality frozen foods for both domestic and export markets.
Staff with science, technology and engineering backgrounds are employed in many different and exciting jobs. These include production supervising/management, quality systems, quality control/assurance, research and development, technical development and engineering projects.
We are always on the lookout for new graduates to bring their knowledge and enthusiasm to our business.  Our employees have the opportunity to develop and learn new skills, and are supported and challenged though various training plans.  
McCain is always looking to drive innovation and quality to keep us competitive in the market of frozen foods. Therefore new ideas, skill and expertise are vital to our growth as a business.

As we’re an international business there are many opportunities for travel and work in different countries. 

Summer is peak season for the harvesting of vegetables and vegetable processing.  At this time of year there is work available for students to learn hands-on and gain some practical experience in the frozen food industry.

McCain Foods website

Updated June 2014 

People who have worked for McCain Foods (NZ)

  • Emma Squire

    Product Developer, Emma Squire at work

McCain Foods (NZ) employs people in these job roles

  • Chemical & Process Engineer

    Chemical & Process Engineer



    Food Safety (QA) Officer

    Food Safety (QA) Officer

    Food Scientist

    Food Scientist
  • Food Technologist

    Food Technologist

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