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ENGINEERING TECHNICAL LEADER

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking an Engineering Technical Lead at the Flavor Manufacturing Center in Hunt Valley, MD.  

With more than $4 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better

As a company recognized for 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 direction of the Plant Manager, the Engineering Manager directs the activities of project engineering, building maintenance, and security. Incumbent is responsible for all divisional, plant and departmental goals, including reliability, cost reduction, waste reduction, safety, quality and sanitation improvements, downtime reduction, as well as, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures. In addition, this position will monitor progress towards goals and make certain that capital projects and other resources are being utilized to provide maximum benefits to the facility. Incumbent works collectively with Plant Leadership to actualize McCormick's vision and ensure objectives are met.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manages day-to-day activities of Project Engineering, and outside building contractors. Set goals, priorities, monitor progress, and evaluate performance of staff to ensure the maximum benefit of the resources expended.
  • Prepares and manages Capital Asset Acquisition Proposal (CAAP's) annual budget. Ensures that projects are planned properly to provide sufficient funding, reviews data to ensure that results are achievable, and obtains necessary approvals. On an ongoing basis, initiates design changes and modifications to further improve machine efficiency, to facilitate packaging design changes and cost reductions, and to expand the capability of existing equipment to handle new products.
  • Development of both strategic capital plans, ensuring an acceptable return on investment replacement of worn or obsolete equipment, expansion of capacity to meet sales growth, equipment modification or replacement related to packaging changes or cost reduction, as well as development of expanded productive capacity for new products.
  • Ensures that all engineering and maintenance processes are completely documented (including Capital start up plans, SOPs, DOPs, and run documents), and implements any changes to these processes.
  • Meets all regulatory requirements pertaining to the areas of waste disposal, air emissions, and facilities permits and codes. Ensures that safety and security measures are in place for the facility.
  • Creates operating budgets and capital budgets with other leadership team members. Manages department expense budgets with appropriate accounting information and support. Manages operating budget for Engineering and Facilities.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant Engineering degree (ME, CHemE, IE, EE)
  • Minimum 8 years' manufacturing experience in food processing, pharmaceutical, or chemical process plus progressive leadership experience, including prior leadership of a large technical team.
  • Process engineering/analytical process mapping experience.
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills to guide and influence others.
  • Strong cross-functional strategic leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable information in small or large groups in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence externally and internally at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Shop floor/information systems experience; i.e. PC, PLC, Robotics.
  • Knowledge of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) and P.M. (preventative maintenance) practices.

 

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. 

 

 

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: Baltimore