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QA LEAD- 2nd Shift


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Quality Lead on our Mojave business. This new hire will work out of the commerce plant. The Quality Lead will report to the Quality Systems Manager.

With more than $4 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™. The Mojave business unit manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the Hispanic Community - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.

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.

Job Summary

The Quality Control Lead position exists to provide direction, support & training to Quality Control Inspectors concerning all issues, resolutions & follow-up for sanitation issues and ensure that all raw material being received meets Quality and Sanitation specifications as defined by the Company.                                                                                                                                         



  • Audit reports to ensure that Quality Control Inspectors are maintaining the Company’s quality and sanitation specifications for all raw material received and product.Provide direction to inspectors if not meeting specifications.
  • Communicate with Production and Purchasing any product discrepancies such as on hold for fumigation, rework or defective.
  • Enter into computer all product on hold and released from HD Location on a daily basis.
  • Train new Quality Control Inspectors on Company’s quality, sanitation and safety specifications and requirements as well as all FDA standards.
  • Ensure that new product meets all taste, color, texture, and supplier specifications.
  • Follow up with purchasing on all defective products received.  Completion of  required paperwork for timely returns of defective product to vendors.
  • Must comply to and keep current on all Kosher Certifications.
  • Audit the Pre – Operational Report for accuracy.
  • Ensure that any defective quality or sanitation conditions have been reported correctly by the  Quality Control Inspector. Make certain that there has been follow-up to these reports.
  • Maintain all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all Chemicals used at Mojave foods.
  • Assist Quality Assurance Manager on special projects.
  • Follow all safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).



  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Quality Assurance experience in food processing/manufacturing strongly required.
  • Will consider a combination of formal education and Quality Assurance experience as equivalent to a high school diploma.
  • Knowledge of product and raw materials used is strongly preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate teamwork required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form. 
  • Proven leadership experience required. 
  • Ability to perform sensory testing on all products, including taste testing of product.  Ability to distinguish color & aroma variations.
  • Computer skills highly preferred (need ability to create reports).
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.



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: Los Angeles