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Blending Technician 1st Shift

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 1st Shift Spice Blender at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.

With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better. To learn more please visit us at www.mccormickcorporation.com.

As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. 

The Spice Blender position exists to blend spices in an accurate and timely manner to support daily operations on the production line.  Under the general supervision of the Production Manager, this individual must be able to remain fully attentive of their work surroundings while working at a steady pace.  They must be able to multitask and adapt to various work assignments, must keep their work area clean and follow all safety and Good Manufacturing guidelines.  In addition, individuals must work well with others in a supportive team environment in order to meet production quality and quantity standards, while reducing waste and rework and minimizing downtime.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with co-workers in the Blending area to ensure production needs are met by accurately blending raw materials using product batch sheets and following all quality standards.
  • Verify weights from Stage 1 process and add ingredients during Stage 2 process that have been pre-staged by the Material Handler.
  • Perform visual checks to ensure that the blended product contains no lumps or other inconsistencies and perform corrective actions such as sifting if problems are detected.
  • Obtain quality control samples from blended product.
  • Accurately completes Stage 2 paperwork, drum label and blending/allergen log.
  • Work with co-workers in the blending room to insure the effective operation of the blending room to meet production needs, quality standards and help minimize downtime and practice waste control.
  • Perform daily housekeeping duties in the work area and occasional housekeeping duties in the plant or warehouse areas including sweeping, vacuuming, collecting trash, washing walls and equipment.
  • Operate equipment in a safe manner and ensure the equipment is in good working order by checking and reporting equipment problems.
  • Follow all safety and Good Manufacturing guidelines.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a consistent daily basis
  • Must have the ability to read, write and perform simple math calculations in order to accurately measure amounts of ingredients.
  • Must be able to work overtime on a frequent basis and on weekends as required by scheduling/production demands.
  • Able to communicate effectively and work well with others.
  • Able to work in a dusty environment with strong odors.
  • Able to climb stairs and bend and stoop.

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.

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: New Orleans