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BELCAMP, MD, US, 21017

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Process Controls Engineer. This new hire will work at our brand new distribution center in Sparrows Point, MD. 


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 Engineering and Maintenance Manager, the Process Control Engineer is responsible for supporting and managing capital projects for process and packaging equipment involving programming, engineering, integration, and creation of related PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo controllers, robotics, and industrial networking devices. Additionally, this person will support the plant in day-to-day operations through assistance with equipment troubleshooting and participation in plant initiatives.



  • Responsible for maintaining mission-critical automation infrastructure and technologies for McCormick's highly automated distribution center
  • Provide technical leadership and ownership of automation technologies. Supports warehouse execution system (WES),material handling equipment (MHE), automatic guided vehicles (AGV) and automated industrial gantry robot
  • Monitor equipment health and perform preliminary troubleshooting when needed with limited supervision
  • Self-direction of daily activities relating to project execution, control system development, technical documentation, and plant support. Monitor progress against objectives and schedules and develop measurement tools to track effectiveness of projects completed.
  • Participation in the development of both long-range and short-range capital plans, ensuring an acceptable return on investment.
  • Development and execution of projects to deliver cost savings, improved productivity, business continuity, capacity/capability expansion, safety improvements, and quality improvements through the modification of existing equipment and/or implementation of new equipment.
  • Management of CAAP (Capital Asset Acquisition Proposal) projects, sometimes exceeding $500,000 in value, including Project Management documentation.
  • Maintain full responsibility for technical documentation of the electrical drawings, manuals and troubleshooting guides of the related projects.
  • Collaborate with Maintenance Department to identify critical spare parts and ensure sufficient levels of inventory are planned for as new components/equipment are implemented.
  • Assist plant, headquarters and corporate departments in meeting their annual objectives.
  • Participate in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Pillar team as assigned by the plant Steering Committee.
  • Assist Electrical and Electronics Technicians and Process Controls Technicians with equipment and control systems troubleshooting as required.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and several initiatives at the same time.
  • Work flexible hours as required for project installation, commissioining, and start-up.
  • Other duties as assigned, relating to Electrical and Controls Engineering.




  • Bachelor’s, or higher, degree in Electrical, Industrial, Systems or Manufacturing Engineering, or  Electrical Engineering Technology or information technology.
  • Relevant production and/or engineering experience in a manufacturing plant or distribution setting (co-op and internship experience will be considered).
  • Knowledge of industrial controls equipment, including PCs, PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo drives, field instrumentation, and industrial communication devices/protocols.
  • Knowledge of process and/or packaging equipment.
  • Experience writing accurate technical documentation.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite including sharepiont and Excel.
  • Up to 25% travel required.



  • Minimum 3 years of relevant production and/or engineering experience in a manufacturing plant or distribution setting (co-op and internship experience will be considered).
  • Experience leading teams.
  • Experience with TPM, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement system.
  • Experience with machine safe guarding according to ANSI/OHSA standards.
  • Experience and knowledgeable ins National Electric Code
  • Experience writing training and troubleshooting documents then training others to these.




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: Baltimore