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R&D Consumer Testing Lab Tech III


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Consumer Testing Lab Tech III. This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Consumer Testing Lab Tech III will report to a Sensory and Consumer Science Director.


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.



  • Receiving and processing incoming shelf life samples.
  • Managing the monthly shelf life testing schedule
  • Communicating preparation and evaluation instructions with technicians
  • Guiding the descriptive panel through evaluations
  • Analyzing and interpreting sensory data to determine shelf life
  • Maintaining shelf life boxes
  • Maintaining shelf life database
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a member of a team
  • Effectively communicate with related departments on projects and products as required



  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) college credits/CEUs OR in lieu of college credits, 1-2 years of lab experience.
  • Strong PC skills required. Experience operating in a Windows environment, managing files and handling data.
  • Experience in a Food manufacturing environment or lab and knowledge of food safety.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Ability to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work effectively.
  • Experience following principles and making informed decision.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to identify analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to present information to peers in a logical manner.
  • Ability to work in a challenging and fast paced environment with changing practices.
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Solid math skills including the ability to work accurately with formulas and decimals.



  • BS Degree in Science or equivalent.
  • Experience maintaining confidential information.
  • SAP experience
  • Database management experience
  • Knowledge /practice of basic sensory procedures
  • Basic statistical knowledge




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