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Blending Technician

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McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a Blending Technician for the Flavor Manufacturing Center in Hunt Valley, MD. 

 

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 vacations.

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Production Team Manager, the Blending Technician will process ingredients in blending equipment to make batch formulations. Complete required production records and input data into SAP.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set up and start automatic blending equipment.
  • Continuously and repeatedly load packaging and raw materials.
  • Pack off finished product, perform checks on critical timing of equipment, prepare equipment half an hour to one hour prior to shift start.
  • Make product change-over, package size changes, minor repairs on all equipment,
  • Understand scheduling and can adequately perform in the absence of the crew leader
  • Be responsible for quality and quantity of production on a daily basis.
  • Document and record downtime and machine adjustments
  • Understand and practice loss control of raw and packaging materials
  • Assist in preventative maintenance duties with the assistance of the maintenance team.
  • Follow detailed procedures and complete paperwork accurately to ensure safe, consistent, and quality product. 
  • Work with teams to identify process issues and improvement opportunities by actively participating in continuous improvement activities
  • Actively promote safety and identify unsafe actions and conditions through the use of a principle based safety approach.
  • Complete monthly safety and quality inspections on assigned weeks.
  • Replenish production line(s) by operating a fork lift in a safe manner.
  • Mathematically calculate batch and material usage.
  • Be responsible for following plant attendance policy.
  • Perform other duties as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a basic understanding of computer systems in the form of data entry.
  • Must be organized and possess strong problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to perform numerical calculations.
  • Proficient in reading and writing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs repetitively.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work independently or in team environment
  • Must be able to work overtime daily, on short notice, including weekends

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of SAP, Infinity, Power Point, Access preferred.
  • 1+ years of manufacturing experience
  • High School diploma or equivalency

 

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. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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.