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Controls Engineer


McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a full time Process Control Engineer in its US Consumer Products Division (CPD) Hunt Valley (HV) Plant located at 11100 McCormick Rd in Hunt Valley, MD. The Process Control Engineer will report to the HV Park  Engineering Technical Leader.


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."


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.





Under the general direction of the Engineering Technical Leader, the Electrical Controls Engineer is responsible for supporting and managing improvement projects and activities for process and packaging equipment involving programming, engineering, integration, and creation of related PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo controllers, robotics, vision systems, and industrial networking devices. Additionally, this person will support the plant in day-to-day operations through assistance with equipment troubleshooting and participation in plant initiatives.



  • Self-direction of daily activities relating to small improvement projects, control system development, technical documentation, and plant support. Monitor progress against objectives and schedules and develop measurement tools to track effectiveness of work completed.
  • Assist Electrical and Electronics Technicians and Process Controls Technicians with equipment and control systems troubleshooting as required.
  • Participation in the development of both long-range and short-range capital plans, ensuring an acceptable return on investment.
  • Development and execution of projects to deliver cost savings, improved productivity, business continuity, capacity/capability expansion, safety improvements, and quality improvements through the modification of existing equipment and components.
  • Maintain full responsibility for technical documentation of the electrical drawings, manuals and troubleshooting guides of the related projects.
  • Assist plant, headquarters and corporate departments in meeting their annual objectives.
  • Participate in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Pillar team as assigned by the plant Steering Committee.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and several initiatives at the same time.
  • Work flexible hours as required for project installation, commissioining, and start-up.
  • Other duties as assigned, relating to Electrical and Controls Engineering.




  • Bachelor’s, or higher, degree in Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering.
  • 5-10 years of relevant production and/or engineering experience in a manufacturing plant.
  • Knowledge of industrial controls equipment, including PCs, PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo drives, field instrumentation, vision systems, and industrial communication devices/protocols.
  • Knowledge of process and/or packaging equipment.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/production metrics such as OEE, DPM, etc.
  • Experience writing accurate technical documentation.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Up to 10% travel required.



  • 5-10 years of relevant production and/or engineering experience in a manufacturing plant.
  • Experience in food or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
  • Experience leading teams.
  • Experience with TPM, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement system.
  • Experience with machine safeguarding according to ANSI/OHSA standards.
  • Experience writing training and troubleshooting documents then training others to these.


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: Baltimore