Process Engineer

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are hiring immediately for a Process Engineer.


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance

Under the direction of the relevant Department Manager (Engineering/Operations/CI), the Process Engineer is responsible for the overall development and maintenance of documentation that captures best operating practices in the plant. 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 plant, 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 proposals are appropriately evaluated prior to change.


  • Providing process engineering support and project engineering guidance to filling, processing, and/or support departments under the direction of the Department Manager(s).
  • Focus on cost reduction programs, process improvements, and engineering service requests as well as evaluation and recommendation of process capital improvements and automation.Critically analyzes manuals.
  • Standard Operating Procedures. ie., Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance, Autonomous Maint, focused improvement, and quality systems.
  • Standard Control Procedures
  • All run documents including Baseline Audit Sheets, Changeover documents, Shutdown procedures, Startup procedures, and Operational Cleaning procedures.
  • Line Capability
  • 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 plant staff.
  • 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/losss or to support a specific project/initiative.Also help to ensure uniformity across all departments
  • As requested, support new plant start ups providing personal technical expertise and process team support. Is expected to be current on industry standards and latest developments. Applies best practices and ensures that they are approved and documented 


Required Qualifications 

  • BSc in Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial preferred,
  • Food Science Certification and/or licensing
  • Minimally, must possess one year of relevant production/engineering experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with plant operations, packaging and processing equipment is required.
  • Experience developing and writing procedures with cross functional teams.
  • Working knowledge of MPWS systems working knowledge of facilitative coaching and mentoring working knoweldge of packaging and process engineering (packaging preferred)
  • Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence This position requires excellent cross functional communication skills and full involvement with the MPWS system.
  • Provides mentoring, coaching and leading technology and technical skills development
  • Production Management – provides feedback to Production on problems and solutions; recommends improvements within the department. 
  • Other Skills and HPO Competencies Proficiency in the application of statistical methods.
  • The successful candidate will be very detail oriented, have strong interpersonal and teamwork abilities, demonstrated grammatical and organizational skills and must be a self-starter, who is able to work independently.
  • Mastery in MS Office (Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Word) required. SAP, Adobe Acrobrat Writer experience & working knowledge of PLC, CAD system and Shop Floor integration a plus.


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: New Orleans