Technical Operations Trainee Internship – mccainfood – Lelystad





Position Title: Technical Operations Trainee Internship 

Position Type: Temporary – Full-Time ​

Position Location: Lelystad 

Requisition ID: 29153 



Internship Project Topic

Optimization of Production Performance: Identifying Mechanical, Process, and Best Operations Practices Gaps to Increase Line Capacity and Product Quality


Description of Mc Cain Company:

Mc Cain is a global leader in the production of high-quality frozen food products. Built on decades of expertise and innovation, the company is committed to delivering top-tier products while adhering to the strictest standards of quality and sustainability. Factory Lelystad, located in the Netherlands, is one of Mc Cain’s key production facilities, recently upgraded, where a dedicated team works to maintain the highest standards of industrial performance.


Internship Description:

The internship project involves participating in the optimization of the industrial performance of Lelystad factory based in the Netherlands. This entails identifying mechanical and process deviations, as well as gaps in best operational practices, with the aim of increasing line capacity and product quality. The intern will be integrated into the technical team and will work under the direct supervision of the technical department head.


Intern Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze existing production processes to identify gaps and improvement opportunities.
  2. Participate in the implementation of solutions aimed at optimizing production line performance.
  3. Assist in training and monitoring operators to help them develop their technical skills.
  4. Collaborate with the process engineer to conduct line performance audits.
  5. Contribute to the industrial transfer of innovation and product R&D projects.


Required Skills:

  • Education in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and communicate clearly.
  • Interest in continuous improvement and seeking innovative solutions.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken), with proficiency in Dutch being an asset.


Benefits for the Intern:

  • Gain hands-on experience in the field of industrial performance optimization within a globally renowned company.
  • Work on tangible projects with a direct impact on productivity and product quality.
  • Develop technical and professional skills under the guidance of industry experts.
  • Opportunity to participate in innovation and R&D initiatives to shape the future of the food industry.
  • Potential to build a professional network within McCain and the industry at large.

This internship project provides a unique opportunity for a motivated intern to contribute to the ongoing success of Mc Cain’s Factory in the Netherlands while developing skills and expertise in the field of industrial engineering.


Internship Location: Lelystad

Internship Duration: from September 2024

Mc Cain mentor: Harry Feenstra


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. 
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: Global Manufacturing Operations 
Department: ​Technical Operations CE 3 ​
Location(s): NL – Netherlands : Flevoland : Lelystad 

Company: McCain Foods Holland B.V. 

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