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Engineering Intern- Summer 2022

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain’s, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking a full-time Engineering Summer Intern at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana. This is a 10-week internship (June 2022 - August 2022) which requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. 


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 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."


Our 10 week Summer Internship Program allows college students to get a glimpse into what it's like to be a part of the McCormick family - rich in flavor, culture, and employee empowerment. 


During your time as an Intern you will sharpen your leadership skills, work on real-world challenges, and collaborate with the best leaders in the industry.  You will also have the opportunity to network with executives, participate in social events with other interns, and give back to the community. We are looking for the next generation of problem solvers to drive change within McCormick.  Are you up for the challenge?


PLEASE NOTE : Candidates who require visa sponsorship for employment now or in the future will not be considered for this position.



Reporting to the JTE/Operations Manager, the Engineering Intern will be focused on supporting the execution of projects at the Gretna Plant.  This individual will work in a team environment with engineering, production, maintenance, supply chain, and quality teams.  Responsibilities include:


  • Supporting engineers and the project teams in all aspects of capital project development and execution. 
  • Assist project engineers with project concept development and scoping.
  • Working with the financial team on reviewing business justifications and generating cost-benefit analysis.
  • Evaluating alternatives to find the best solution.
  • Establishing design criteria and performance specifications for new equipment and submitting requests for quote to equipment manufacturers.
  • Reviewing vendor quotes and making equipment selection recommendations.
  • Develop project budgets and detail estimates.
  • Working with SAP for tracking and forecasting budget and actual project financial progress.
  • Providing technical support for equipment installations.
  • Overseeing/assisting in equipment checkout, commissioning, and startup.
  • Attending equipment specific training classes and working with vendor reps during startup.
  • Attending offsite inspections of new equipment and Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Working with electrical engineers on controls design and PLC programming.
  • Generating and maintaining project action lists and schedules.
  • Managing vendors and contractors.
  • Managing small capital projects.




  • Currently enrolled in an engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering) undergraduate program with a target graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work independently, learn new tasks, solve problems, and be self-motivated in a fast paced, results focused, manufacturing plant.
  • Capable of multitasking and managing a varying and flexible workload.
  • Strong organization and planning skills with ability to manage details.
  • Strong computer skills are a must. Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.  SAP experience is beneficial but not required.


McCormick and 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.


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: New Orleans