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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Maintenance Team Manager on our Mojave business. This new hire will work in our Commerce, CA plant. The Maintenance Team Manager will report to the Operations 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.

Position Overview

Under the general direction of the Department Manager, provides leadership for a functional team within a high performance environment. Oversees the daily management of the function and drives improvement activities through the development of people and processes. Has overall accountability for the results of the team. Good understanding of procedures and concepts within own technical area and a basic knowledge in other areas. Role typically requires a university degree. Requires an understanding and ability to apply procedures and concepts of own technical area. Knowledge of other areas to the extent of understanding how they relate and interact with own area. Oversees and supervises Crew Leaders, Utility Mechanics, Electricians and other skilled employees involved with the maintenance of the plant’s building and grounds, processing areas, and packaging lines as needed using Total Productive Maintenance techniques. Other responsibilities may include grounds and building maintenance, facility security, forklift maintenance, storeroom, machine shop and lubrication programs. This position may also be responsible for managing outside contracts for building and grounds maintenance.


Key Responsibilities

• Leads a team in a specific functional area in a manner consistent with the core beliefs and and guiding principles of McCormick's High Performance System. Utilizes coaching and facilitation skills to manage employee relations. Provides regular performance feedback and oversees development/training plans for individuals within the team. Actively uses performance and development tools to document and facilitate improvement/recognition discussions. Rewards and recognizes performance achievements. Removes barriers that prevent the team from achieving goals.

• Utilizes problem solving tools and methodologies to implement continually improve processes within the function. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and tenacity to resolve problems and implement process improvements. Leads root cause analysis when required for failures that meet the applicable threshold. Develops and ensures all functional procedures and best practices are documented and continually improved. Interacts cross functionally to resolve issues.

•Directs and supports the daily management of the team to prioritize work and achieve goals. Creates an atmosphere of 100% compliance to operational processes and procedures. Coordinates the sharing of resources to make the best use of existing skills to meet business needs. Ensures that procedures and scorecards are in place for the team

• Communicates effectively up, down, and across the organization. Creates a vision for the team that is in alignment with the Plant, Division, and McCormick. Communicates organizational and plant objectives, including the attainment of established scorecard metrics (safety, quality, reliability, etc.) and ensures that they are understood and linked to the team's work. Manages interactions with other areas to support total plant objectives. Conducts regular team meetings to share information and ensure two-way communication

• On an annual basis, execute specific projects and action plans (in additional to core work, above) in support of the functional OGSM.

•Manages the technical aspects of the role, specific to the functional area.




Education and Discipline: Bachelors in Relevant Technical Discipline Preferred

Languages: English and Spanish Needed


Experience :


Functional/industry/commercial knowledge, business acumen Individuals will generally enter this role with a combination of demonstrated technical and leadership skills equivalent to a minimum of 1 year of experience Experience in facility management (including HVAC), energy management and automated maintenance systems an asset. Basic understanding of how own area integrates with other areas and co-ordinates to contribute to the achievement of goals. Some knowledge of how external factors impact the work unit. Limited knowledge of the industry required.


Interpersonal Skills:


Leadership, interactions, communication, influence Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to exchange complicated information, including sensitive information or information that is difficult to communicate because of its content or its audience. Other Skills and HPO Competencies Full supervisory responsibilities, contributing to the motivation/development of team through professional leadership Full supervisory responsibility, ensuring team members are motivated and capable of delivering a high level of performance. Leadership includes setting objectives, coaching employees in pursuit of those objectives, appraisal of performance relative to objectives and determination of reward outcomes. Top five McCormick Leadership Competencies that were identified in the Success Profile as critical to all Team Managers (first level supervisor) roles in the High Performance System are indicated below




Uses judgement based on the analysis of information Requires attention to detail in making evaluative judgements based on the analysis of factual information. Expected to resolve problems by identifying and selecting solutions through the application of technical experience and review of precedents. Shared responsibility for volume, quality, timeliness of end results Directly impacts quality, service and cost of goods produced in the manufacturing process, whether through interaction with vendors, internal departments, direct labor, or equipment. The impact of the job is on their own team and other teams whose work activities are closely related. The performance of the teams will be directly affected by the performance of the individual.


Work Environment





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