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R&D LAB TECH II - Flavor Chemistry


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Lab Tech II. This new hire will work in the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Lab Tech II will report to a Team Manager.


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.


The Flavor Technician will support Flavor Creation through compounding flavor formulations and applying them to a variety of tasting bases that represent finished products in the food industry for organoleptic evaluation.



Under the general supervision of the Flavorist, the incumbent will be responsible for compounding formulations, setting up flavors and raw materials for screening and evaluation, recording data, managing raw materials, maintaining sanitation and organization of lab, recording pertinent data in DevEX and Excel data files, stocking, ordering and maintaining lab supplies, and ordering raw materials from plant or suppliers.



  1. Acceptable attendance required.
  2. Minimum of 2 years food industry/food service/lab experience and 12 college credits in science fields, preferred.
  3. Knowledge of GMP’s.
  4. Proven success multi-tasking in a fast paced environment.
  5. Ability to taste diverse foods including animal based products.
  6. Curiosity and innovative thinking.
  7. Meets standards in overall performance rating in most recent performance review.
  8. Previous compounding and weighing experience required, with proven accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  9. Proven ability to safely handle aroma chemicals.
  10. Ability to work accurately with calculations, such as ratios, decimals, algebra, percentages, etc., as related to flavor formulae in a fast-paced, high volume environment required.
  11. Good communication skills, including written and verbal, required.
  12. Proven ability to work within a team environment as well as the ability to work independently required.
  13. Demonstrated problem solving skills required.
  14. Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and multiple tasks, with ability to take direction from product developers, scientists, and supervisor is required.
  15. Must be capable of utilizing all senses required for the evaluation of, i.e. color perception, taste, and smell.
  16. Physical requirements: Ability to lift 10 pounds continuously, 25 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  17. Ability to work overtime or on short notice in the evenings
  18. Demonstrated working knowledge of technical software or ability to learn and adapt. Demonstrated data entry and basic PC skills, including Excel and Word required



  • Experience with SAP, product formulary and retrieval systems
  • Organic chemistry knowledge a plus.


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