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B shift Lab Technician

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a Lab Technician reporting to a Quality Team Manager. This individual will work at the Spice Mill located 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.

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Working under the direction of the Quality Team Manager, the Lab Technician will be responsible for routine sampling and inspection of incoming raw materials and finished products; basic analytical testing; chemistry testing; and basic SAP transactions.  The employee will adhere to safety procedures, ensure a safe work environment, meet and/or exceed product quality expectations, and assist in achieving process reliability goals.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sample all incoming raw materials and finished products in accordance with specified procedures.
  • Conduct analytical testing of both raw and finished products.
  • Comparing analytical results with specifications, and making recommendations for corrective action or an alternative disposition of product.
  • Performs line checks, including cataloging and collecting retain samples.
  • Enter test result data into SAP and perform other transactions/navigation as necessary to perform the job.
  • Communicates test results, discuss performance metrics as they relate to Quality, and work collaboratively with various levels of operations to correct problems and improve processes.
  • Interprets lab SOPs.  Must be able to record and maintain accurate data.
  • Actively participate in DDS/department meetings.
  • Perform sanitation duties, proper housekeeping, and adhere to safety guidelines.
  • Perform calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in TPM teams and improving process capability.
  • Train peers on topics that could include, GMP policies, safety, and job tasks.
  • Perform other tasks associated with quality, such as operations line inspections, environmental monitoring program swabs, sanitation validation studies, and root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes in the lab through suggestions, improvement projects, 5S, and root cause identification tools.
  • Participate and achieve acceptable results in proficiency audits.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Twelve (12) college credits/CEUs or 1-2 years of lab experience.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills; Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Applicant must have strong troubleshooting skills and ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Proven ability to prioritize work effectively, flexibility to adjust to shift changes including weekends and overtime on short notice.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to changing practices in a very fast pace working environment required.
  • Must possess strong teamwork capabilities, including conflict resolution.
  • Strong PC skills, experience operating in a Windows environment, managing files and handling data
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally required.
  • Ability to occasionally work in an environment that is subject to temperature extremes, spice dust and odors, noise and vibration.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year College degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related field is strongly desired. 
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment and/or knowledge of food safety/HACCP/food quality.
  • Experience with analytical equipment and chemistry testing such as NIR, GC, HPLC.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data using Excel.
  • SAP experience preferred, especially in relation to QM module, product formulary and retrieval systems.
  • Experience in customer service and/or responding to customer complaints.
  • Experience maintaining confidential information.

 

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