Sensory Lab Tech - 1st Shift

ATLANTA, GA, US, 30336

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking two full-time Sensory Lab Technicians for our Atlanta Plant.  The Lab Technicians will report to the Quality Team Manager. The shift for these openings is Monday - Friday 6 am - 2:30 pm. 


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor, with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry, including e-commerce, retail, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor, and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable, and delicious go hand in hand."


As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.



Under the general direction of the Quality Manager the qualified candidate will be responsible for performing physical tests required for quality control of raw materials, in-process materials, and finished goods. This is a SENSORY role, meaning tests performed will be focused on the physical characteristics of the product using the senses (sight, touch, taste, smell). Participates in investigations and studies to determine cause, effect and corrective actions required to resolve deviation from quality standards. routine sampling and inspection of material. The employee will adhere to safety procedures, ensure a safe work environment, meet and/or exceed product quality expectations, and assist in achieving process reliability goals. 



  • Perform physical testing & record, maintain, and review results/data into SAP System 

  • Using a variety of test methods, procedures, and instrumentation 

  • Required to calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment as needed 

  • Initiate & document Quality Notifications/DMRs/DMAs, including participating in cross-functional root cause analysis. Facilitate follow up & resolutions 

  • Interpreting data and for giving direction to the manufacturing group to ensure products meet established specifications. 

  • Prepare samples of raw materials, intermediates, and/or finished goods to be sent out for outside testing. Including environmental testing 

  • Perform COA verification and raw material sampling 



  • HS diploma of GED 

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of related experience (manufacturing experience is acceptable).  

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).  

  • Knowledge of PC software and data entry experience 

  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining multiple priorities; able to work with minimal supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills  

  • Color Vision (ability to detect color) required. This is due to the need to compare color difference in product on daily basis  



  • 4-year college degree in science (food science, chemistry etc) or a 2 year science diploma and 2 years relevant technical experience or Five years relevant technical experience. 

  • Experience working in food manufacturing 

  • Working knowledge of statistics preferred. 


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