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BELCAMP, MD, US, 21017

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Process Engineer. This new hire will work in the McCormick Distribution Center (MDC), located at 4607 McCormick Drive in Belcamp, MD. The Process Engineer will report to a Continuous Improvement Manager II.


With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better


As a company recognized for 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 vacation.

Position Overview

Under the direction of a Continuous Improvement Manager, the Process Engineer is responsible for the overall development and maintenance of documentation that captures best operating practices at the site. The key objective of this role is to reduce variation in operating methods thereby improving the reliability and repeatability of processes. The Process Engineer will work within the 6 MHPS systems to lead technician teams to standardize processes and procedures for the site, including, but not limited to, processing, packaging, maintenance and engineering departments. This role will work with Department Managers to ensure that the formal change process is used thereby ensuring that change proposals are appropriately evaluated prior to change.    


Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Providing process engineering support and project engineering guidance to processing, and/or support departments under the direction of the Department Manager(s).
  • Lead a team of Technicians to maintain and create standard documentation for the various operations in the site ensuring uniformity across departments.  Is expected to be current on industry standards and latest developments.  Applies best practices and ensures that they are approved and documented.  Critically analyzes processes/systems/practices to identify current gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • The Process Engineer is responsible for developing the following documents for the assigned area:
    • Department Operating Procedures and line machinery training manuals
    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Standard Control Procedure
    • All run documents including Shutdown procedures, Startup procedures, and Operational Cleaning procedures.
    • All above documents for new projects and maintained annually for ongoing systems
  • Work with Project Engineering to set appropriate documentation standards for vendors and contractors that will facilitate ease of use in developing training documentation for site staff
  • Participate in documentation to support Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance, Autonomous Maint, focused improvement, and quality systems, where and when applicable
  • Responsible for coaching and developing a team of Technicians to improve their skills allowing them to be more effective team members.  Teams may be formed to attack a specific defect/loss or to support a specific project/initiative.
  • As requested, support new equipment or process start-ups by providing personal technical expertise and process support.


Required Qualification

  • Ideal role for a new/recent graduate with relevant co-op/internship experience.  Minimally, must possess one year of relevant production/engineering experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with warehouse operations and equipment is required. Experience developing and writing procedures with cross functional teams.  
  • Expertise in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) required.

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