Maintenance Technician

Geneva, IL, US, 60134


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician (B shift). This new hire will work in Geneva, IL, located at McCormick's FONA facility.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 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."


As a company recognized for its 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 direction of the Engineering Department and the Maintenance Planner, the Maintenance Technician will support the maintenance needs, both mechanical and electrical, of Operations and Production in standard conditions, including troubleshooting and repair, preventative and predictive maintenance. This position is responsible for maintaining and repairing production/processing equipment to reduce machine-related downtime, eliminate losses, and improve machine reliability. The Technician should be able to work in a Team environment, working with all areas of the business to provide support, repairs, and solutions to various problems.


Key Responsibilities
•Troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical equipment including: motors, pumps, valves, agitators, circuit boards, VFDs, fans, blowers, etc. and a general understanding of air compressors, chillers, boilers, dust collectors, HVAC, and other utility equipment. •Read and interpret blueprints, manuals, technical specs, electrical drawings, etc.

•Completes Work Orders in Maintenance Connect System

•Fills out all associated work performed on the requested work order

•Provides time to complete the job•Inputs all parts consumed for job

•Provides pictures and documentation of work completed

•Completes Root-Cause-Analysis documentation

•Troubleshoots and investigates reoccurring issues

•Provides solutions to the Engineering Department

•Creates PM's based off of RCA
•Performs all work in a safe and clean manner, performs Lock-out Tag-out procedure correctly when working on equipment, follows all safety procedures correctly when welding, cutting, polishing, reports food safety risks and abides by GMP standards.
•Operate heavy equipment including: boom lifts, scissor lifts, fork lifts, lulls, etc.


High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent. Certification and/or Licenses
Preferred Qualifications
Technical Degree in Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Electrician, or equivalent.
Licensed Sanitary Welder, Licensed Electrician



 functional/industry/commercial knowledge, business acumen
2-3 years of experience in an Industrial Maintenance or Electrician role, preferably in the food industry. Understands Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and all safety requirements with working on industrial equipment (LOTO, Hot Work, Confined Space, electrical safety, chemical safety). Understands the fundamentals of material compatibility, sanitary design, equipment drawings, general utilities (gas, air, electric, water). Familiar with the general names of parts, diagrams, equipment, etc.


Interpersonal Skills

Leadership, interactions, communication, influence
This position requires excellent cross functional communication skills. Provides mentoring, coaching and leading technology and technical skills development. Provides feedback to Production on problems and solutions; recommends improvements within the department. Provides support with training, learning and education as well as best maintenance practices.


Other Skills and HPO Competencies
The candidate should 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. Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Word) required. Working knowledge of PLC,HMI, Work Order Systems. Must be able to lift 50lbs, work up to heights of 50ft, become forklift and man-lift certified.


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: Chicago