Process Engineer

ATLANTA, GA, US, 30336

You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are hiring immediately for a Process Engineer.


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance


Under the direction of the Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager, the Process Engineer is responsible for the overall development and maintenance of documentation that captures best operating practices in the plant. The key objective of this role is to reduce variation and losses in operating methods thereby improving the reliability and repeatability of processes. The Process Engineer will work within McCormick’s High Performance Organization (HPO) framework utilizing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies to lead teams to standardize processes and procedures for the plant, including, but not limited to, processing, packaging, maintenance, quality, safety, and engineering departments.



This role will work with Department Managers to ensure that the formal change management process is followed for process and equipment changes.  The Process Engineer ensures that changes are appropriately evaluated prior to the change. 

  • Supports new plant startups providing personal technical expertise and process team support.

  • Maintains EEM documents for new projects under the direction of the Plant Engineer. Critically analyzes equipment manuals. Works with engineering and maintenance teams to set appropriate documentation standards for vendors and contractors that will facilitate ease of use in developing training documentation for end users. 

  • Provides process engineering support and project engineering guidance to filling, processing, packaging, and/or support departments under the direction of Department Manager(s).

  • Focuses on cost reduction programs, process improvements, and engineering service requests as well as evaluation and recommendation of process capital improvements and automation.

  • Manages and maintains the productivity and reliability modules within the site’s loss intelligence system (Redzone) to continuously improve process reliability (PR). Monitors and communicates changes and updates to the loss intelligence system.   Analyzes and/or reports loss data to gather insights for process improvement activities.

  • Focuses on improving Standard Operating Procedures for Lubrication, Centerlines, Preventative Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Focused Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Production Systems, Maintenance Systems, Engineering Systems, and Quality Systems.

  • Creates and Maintains Standard Control Procedures, Baseline Audit Sheets, Changeover Documents, Shutdown/Startup procedures, and Operational Cleaning procedures.  Maintains documentation annually for ongoing systems.

  • Leads Project Teams and Conducts Line Capability studies.  Assists with coaching and developing technicians and leaders to improve technical skills and to build capability. Forms project teams to attack a specific defect/loss or to support a specific project/initiative.  Ensures uniformity across all departments and shifts.

  • Expected to be current on industry standards and latest developments. Provides feedback on opportunities, offers solutions, and recommends improvements within the department. Applies best practices and ensures that they are approved and documented.



  • BSc in Engineering; (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial preferred).
  • Food Science Certification and/or licensing preferred
  • One (1) year of relevant production/engineering/plant operations experience preferred

  • Knowledge and experience with data analysis is required.

  • Experience developing and writing procedures with cross functional teams preferred.

  • Interpersonal Skills - facilitative coaching and mentoring leadership, interactions, communication, and influence.  This position requires excellent cross functional communication skills.

  • Proficiency in the application of statistical methods, lean manufacturing, and TPM preferred.

  • Mastery in MS Office (Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Word) required.

  • Tableau, Power BI, SAP, Redzone, PLC, and CAD experience preferred.


The successful candidate will be very detail and data oriented, have strong interpersonal and teamwork abilities, demonstrated organizational skills and must be a self-starter, who is able to work independently.




McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 



United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta